Brueton Gardens, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Brueton Gardens is situated in Solihull on the Warwick Road. They were presented to Solihull by Councillor Horace J. Brueton in July 1938. The clock here dates to 1964.


Where is Brueton Gardens?

Brueton Gardens is at Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3AJ

 

In brief

Councillor Horace J. Brueton (the man who also owned the land that became Malvern and Brueton Park) gave a plot of land to the people of Solihull, which opened on the 2nd July 1938 as Brueton Gardens. A brick clock tower was turned on during 5th May 1964, to celebrate Solihull gaining County Borough status. In 2002 a stone was unveiled so people could mark Workers Memorial Day every year on the 28th April.

Brueton GardensBrueton Gardens, Solihull (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Brueton Gardens - history

Councillor Horace J. Brueton owned land in Solihull Town Centre. Once bit of land he owned at Warwick Road and Lode Lane he gifted to Solihull. It was opened on the 2nd July 1938 as Brueton Gardens. The land opposite Poplar Road had previously been occupied by a house called The Poplars, which had been home to Doris Hamilton-Smith, an artist and pupil of Edith Holden (the “Edwardian Lady” whose nature diary was posthumously published in 1977).

Brueton GardensBrueton Gardens, Solihull (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Clock Tower at Brueton Gardens

Ten years before Solihull gained Metropolitan Borough status (in 1974) they gained County Borough status. To celebrate this, a clock tower was built in Brueton Gardens, with funds provided by public subscription, and it was set in motion on the 5th May 1964, by the worshipful Mayor of the County Borough of Solihull, Councillor H. B. Shaw, J.P.

Brueton GardensBrueton Gardens, Solihull (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Workers Memorial Day

A stone was dedicated in Brueton Gardens on the 31st August 2002 by The Mayor of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council for Workers' Memorial Day, which is commemorated each year on the 28th April. It is to remember those who were killed or injured at work. It was funded by the T.G.W.U. Branch 5/909 Land Rover Solihull. There is a couple of other plaques either side of it.

Brueton GardensBrueton Gardens, Solihull (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Project dates

01 Apr 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Environment & green action, Green open spaces

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