The wonderful Christmas cards which depict the beautiful Austin Village in Longbridge, have been designed by local artist Megan Evans.
Message inside reads ‘Merry Christmas!’
Completely unique to The Austin Village. This is a very limited run and there will not be a reprint.
15% of sales will be donated to Birmingham Childrens Hospital.
The Austin Village
- Lord Austin built the Austin Village to provide accommodation for an increasing workforce at the Longbridge car plant in the First World War.
- During the war years, the number employed at the plant increased almost tenfold as Austin was commissioned to build aircraft and engines, armoured cars, shells, ambulances, lorries and more to support the war effort.
- The village mainly consists of 200 cedar wood bungalows – imported from Michigan, USA – arranged in a horseshoe shape. Originally, all the villagers’ needs were well catered for, with a village hall (now Northfield Conservative Club), a cinema, a steam laundry, two churches nearby, two schools, a resident police officer and access to medical care.
- Originally intended as a temporary development on a temporary lease, the Austin Village is now registered with Birmingham City Council as a conservation area.
If you are local to The Austin Village and would like to purchase some cards, they are available for collection. Please email email@example.com to organise this.
You can also purchase them online HERE