Fircroft Remand Home, Fircroft College, Bournville

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Date:1940 - 1945 (c.)

Description:The building was originally a home belonging to the Cadbury family but was turned into a college for disadvantaged people in 1909.

In the Second World War, Fircroft College was used temporarily to house children held on remand in the Moseley Road Remand Home. While younger children went back to Moseley Road at the end of the war, older children were moved from Fircroft to the new remand home at Forhill in Bromsgrove in 1945.

It is now Fircroft College of Adult Education.

In 2008, the building was badly damaged by fire.

Image: Fircroft College in 2010.
Source: This history was compiled by the Birmingham Children's Homes Project, an initiative to explore Birmingham City Council-run children’s homes between 1949 and 1990.