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A Gift to the City – Cannon Hill Park

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A relaxed walking tour of Cannon Hill Park discovering original features and history of the park and people associated with it.

Join a guided walk looking at the history and built heritage of this award-winning city park. Cannon Hill Park was gifted to the city nearly 150 years ago by Louisa Ann Ryland. She was a major local philanthropist who used her prosperity to establish and support important institutions in Birmingham and she also gifted the land for Cannon Hill Park, as green space for citizens to enjoy.

Join this relaxed walk to hear more about Louisa Ann Ryland and the original 1873 layout of the park, much of which is still in evidence, as well as features that have disappeared and more recent additions.

Meet in the courtyard of the Midland Art Centre. Comfortable shoes advised and dress for the weather. No stairs but some uneven paths likely. The walk is wheelchair accessible.

This walk is free to Birmingham Civic Society Members and open to non-members for £5 a ticket.

This walk is part of the Society’s Heritage Trails Project, generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the W A Cadbury Charitable Trust.

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Birmingham Civic Society


Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B13 8RD + Google Map