Once the home of Birds Eye Custard Factory, it is a household name if it’s custard it’s got to be Birds. Alfred Bird first made it in 1837. After he discovered his custard was popular, Bird formed Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd. in Birmingham. By 1843, the company was also making the newly invented baking powder and, by 1844, was promoting custard powder nationally.
After WW2, my mother in-law first job as payroll clerk was working there, prior to being sold to General Foods Corporation she has very fond memories and stories about Alfred Bird, during her young life working for him.
He gave so much to his home town of Solihull, Tudor Grange Park, was donated by his family for the use of the community for education, leisure use only, his old home has become part of educational college grounds and statue of the prancing horse in Brueton Park yet again donation.
Today the factory has long since gone and now it’s become UK’s leading destination for creative and digital businesses, independent shop, restaurants an alternative culture outside London
Set in 15 acres of beautifully restored Victorian Factories, just five minutes’ walk from the Bullring, it is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district.
Wonder down the side street and you soon discover the many shops, cafés, on a hot day’s sit and relax by the fountain pool.
I am so much looking forward to coming back here, not as a visitor but part of the events which are happening during the year at weekends
In this painting, you see Our Party girl dressed in her favorite colour, yellow she has come out with her mates, to have fun at the Custard Factory, can always expect something going on here to bring you here. The weather has turned thankfully the girls came prepared, but what’s a little rain it will not dampen their enjoyment.