Joseph Chamberlain – the ‘Father of Birmingham’ and his sons Sir Austen Chamberlain who won the Nobel Peace Prize in the 1920’s and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain dominated British political life from the 1870’s until 1940 #ChamberlainDynasty #HighburyHall
Our plans to restore Highbury have been featured in the Birmingham Mail! Neil Elkes tells the story:
An £8 million fundraising campaign is being launched to breathe new life into historic Highbury Hall.
The bold plans would see the Grade II* listed Victorian Gothic mansion in Moseley, once home of the Chamberlain family, not only restored but revamped with a coffee shop, museum exhibition and 30 acres of grounds restored.
Exhibitions will focus on the history of the Chamberlain family – including Joseph.
As mayor of Birmingham, he transformed the city during the 1870s and his son Neville was Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Second World War.
There will also be community meeting rooms and business conference facilities.
Currently only a fraction of the Hall, in Highbury Park, is open and mostly used for civic weddings and meetings.
Highbury is on the Heritage England at risk…
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