Dappled Light, Bournville Park June 12 2015

Bournville Park sits a stone’s throw away from Bournville Village Green, nestling between aptly named Oak Tree Lane and Beech Road and only a  short distance from neighbouring roads –  Sycamore, Maple, Acacia, Willow, Laburnum and Elm.  The roads of the Bournville Estate were lined with trees as part of an initiative in by-gone days by the Cadbury family,  who built cottages and houses adjacent to their new factory to give workers a better environment to live in.    The stream called the Bourn which runs through the park, runs west-to-east through the Bournville factory site and to this the Cadbury brothers added the French word ville meaning ‘town’, for it was fashionable at that time for confectionery to be thought to be French or Swiss.

Dappled Light, Bournville Park, oil on canvas, 60 cm x  50 cm will be available at the Summer Show at Purple Gallery from 20th June 2015 along with other paintings in a new series of work by Colin Carruthers