Herbert Austin and The Austin Village blue plaque in Birmingham
The Austin Village
built by Herbert Austin in 1917 to house his workforce for the Austin Motor Company, at that time engaged in the manufacture of vehicles, aircraft, ammunition and equipment to support this country's forces in the Great War.
Herbert Pa Austin, 1st Baron Austin KBE (8 November 1866 – 23 May 1941) was an English automobile designer and builder who founded the Austin Motor Company. For the majority of his career he was known as Sir Herbert Austin, and the new Northfield bypass is called "Sir Herbert Austin Way" after him.