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Closed 03/12/2017

raised of £5,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £400 to restart and continue Manor Farm Park's Cadbury Heritage

    Northfield Birmingham
    Funded on Sunday, 3rd December 2017

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    The Barn, near the Bristol Road entrance to Manor Farm Park, was destroyed beyond repair by an arson attack shortly before 3.00am on Monday 31st July. Although we are devastated by the destruction of the nineteenth century Cadbury Barn, the Friends and our partners on the group which has been working to restore it have not given up hope of achieving our vision for Manor Farm Park.

    This tragedy is a set back to the plans and progress we had already made, but we are still determined to create a multi-use community meeting place with a café and toilets and to improve Manor Farm Park for the benefit of users and the local community.

    Our vision, to have a focal point in the park which will attract more visitors, remains unchanged. However, we now have the opportunity to design a purpose-built facility to carry on the legacy of George and Elizabeth Cadbury, subject to securing major funding, which to some extent could reflect the characteristic look of the original Cadbury Barn.

    We are a small group and have limited funds; seeking people’s views and redesigning the plans will take time and money. Donations from supporters will help us with this and take the planning forward to develop the remaining buildings and the rest of the site in order to make visiting the beautiful Manor Farm Park an even more rewarding experience.

    Your donation, however small, will help us to set out options for the Barn site at consultation events at local venues including Shenley Court Hall, St David's Church and the new community hub 'Our Place and Space' in Northfield over the next couple of months. That will mean we can collect local people's ideas on how best we can now develop the park and continue the Cadbury legacy. We will also be gathering your memories of the Cadbury Barn at these events.

    You can follow our work on Facebook “Friends of Manor Farm Park” (please share with your friends) and our website, You can contact us at and if you have stories or photos of the Barn and park contact us at



    • Friends of Manor Farm Park3 years ago
      Friends of Manor Farm Park

      Friends of Manor Farm Park

      3 years ago

      Many thanks to our supporters. We are working with the stakeholders to set up some sessions to get users' views about the park and the buildings so we can develop plans for the carrying on the Cadbury legacy. We will publicise the events in the coming weeks.

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    • Friends of Manor Farm Park3 years ago
      Friends of Manor Farm Park

      Friends of Manor Farm Park

      3 years ago

      Thanks to those who have supported us, we are very grateful and we will keep you informed about the progress.

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/20/2017 10.40



    • Robert Dalby

      Robert Dalby

      Oct 20, 2017

      Good luck with your endeavors.


    • Leanne Lowe

      Leanne Lowe

      Oct 4, 2017

    • Jill Collins

      Jill Collins

      Oct 3, 2017

      We can't let the scumbags annihilate the Cadbury heritage!




      Sep 5, 2017

      The silver lining in the cloud is that it should be easier to construct a new building than fit a modern facility into an unsuitable existing one!


    • B31 Voices

      B31 Voices

      Aug 19, 2017

      Hope this small contribution helps towards your efforts to try and keep the memory of our local Cadbury heritage alive. Keep up the amazing work! Best, Sas & Marty Xx


    • JC, on behalf of Birmingham Conservation Trust

      JC, on behalf of Birmingham Conservation Trust

      Aug 10, 2017

    • Anonymous


      Aug 10, 2017


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    Friends of Manor Farm Park

    Friends of Manor Farm Park

    Northfield Birmingham

    Friends of Manor Farm Park has been leading The Cadbury Barn Stakeholder Group, with representatives from Birmingham Conservation Trust, the City Council, Bournville Village Trust and the Society of Friends has been working for some time to restore the Barn.

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