Tricentenary Celebrations In Edgbaston

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Calthorpe Estates hosted a day of celebrations with a community event to mark its 300 year anniversary last month. Almost 4,000 people attended the Edgbaston Tricentenary Festival on Sunday 17 September at the Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.

There was a host of activities and entertainment to suit all ages, from vintage rides and a treasure hunt trail, to craft activities, demonstrations and stalls, as well as ‘gastro’ food and beverage offering.

A host of local performers, entertainers and jazz bands, including The Miss Fortunes and Terry Clarke Band, were also on hand to get everyone into the swing.

The Calthorpe Estate was established in 1717 when Sir Richard Gough purchased the land; the estate, which now spans over 1,600 acres of Edgbaston, has remained in the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe family for this time.

Mark Lee, Chief Executive at Calthorpe Estates said, “We are delighted to be holding this community event as we celebrate our Tricentenary. Our focus has always been on creating thriving communities and the best places to live, work and relax. It seemed only fitting that we celebrate this landmark year with a community event at the Botanical Gardens – situated at the heart of the Estate.”