The Story of Rotton Park
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858585413
- Availability: In Stock
This book relates the history of Rotton Park Lodge and the surrounding area of Birmingham. Margery Elliott provides a detailed account of the Lodge and gardens and its environs including the former farm, Edgbaston Reservoir and Perrott’s Folly. She includes biographies of people associated with the Lodge and their families, several played a significant role in Birmingham’s history. The author’s grandfather, James Richard Turner, was a builder and prominent City Councillor who lived in the Lodge from 1903 to 1933. Her father, Edwin Elliott, was founder and managing director of E. Elliott Ltd, manufacturers of injection-moulded plastic goods. The book incorporates numerous photographs and reproductions of old maps and documents. It offers a fascinating insight into the social history of Britain’s second city.
Margery Elliott read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, and later took a degree in French, German and Music from London University. More recently, she completed a Diploma in Birmingham Studies at the University of Birmingham.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||96 black & white|