Next evening talk in our Programme
The next evening talk in our Programme will be on Tuesday 14th November on the subject of “Moor Pool Garden Suburb: Harborne’s Hidden Gem” by Barbara Nomikos and Rachel West. This should be an extremely interesting talk on the history of this innovative suburban development. As usual the talk will take place at 7.30 pm in the Red Room at Moseley Exchange, 153 Alcester Road behind the Post Office. All are invited and refreshments will be served afterwards.
The full Moseley Society Programme for 2017-18 is now available to view – click here.
Recent Additions to the website
New – Four more articles have recently been uploaded about men from Moseley who were killed at the Battle of Passchendaele in August 1917. To read these and other articles about men killed in action and commemorated on the St Mary’s War Memorial, visit the web page on men killed in 1917.
New – An article about the History Group’s appearance on BBC Midlands Today (click to read the full story) records the visit of Linda and Graham Richards from the USA on Thursday 29th June to present the Group with a framed photograph of Second Lieutenant William Furse which Graham bought in a Stratford-on-Avon antique shop 15 years ago and describes the history behind it.
New – An interesting article ‘Dora and Jack … a Moseley tale of love‘ by Jim Hone tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel J H S Dimmer, a war hero and holder of the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, and his marriage to a local Moseley girl, Dora Bayley-Parker. Click to view.
New – The booklet ‘Moseley Personalities Volume I’ has now been added to the website, providing biographical sketches of twelve former Moseley residents who achieved national or local prominence. To read these articles visit the Moseley People page.
New – A collection of articles about the interesting exploits of the Frazier brothers in WW1 is now available. Click to view.
New – An article on Roy Thomas, power station engineer, senior member of the Methodist Church and secretary of Moseley Local History group, who died in January 2017.
Recent Acquisition – The History Group has recently received a very interesting donation of Britannic Assurance house magazines from 1930 to 1997 from Reg Monk who worked there for many years. For further information see the new Britannic Assurance Magazines web page.
The Moseley Society – Caring for an historic area of Birmingham
Moseley is a diverse, vibrant suburb three miles south of central Birmingham, with fine Victorian and Edwardian housing, attractive green spaces and historic buildings. It is continually under pressure for further development, not always in keeping with the character of the area. The Moseley Society was formed to conserve and enhance the environment of Moseley and respond to development issues in collaboration with voluntary organisations and public bodies, increase understanding of Moseley’s heritage and encourage community participation. To read more about the Society, click here.
We continually monitor and respond to local development proposals and planning applications (click to view), with the aim of encouraging the enhancement of the Moseley environment, both built and natural. Everyone can play a part in keeping Moseley looking good by reporting problems to the Council via their website (click here to see how).
We also maintain the historic Dovecote and Icehouse on the former Moseley Hall estate, which the Society was instrumental in preserving (click to read more). We have created an attractive award-winning 18th century style garden around the Dovecote and are keen to enlist the support of knowledgeable gardeners to help with its maintenance and further development.
The Society plays an active part in local events such as the Moseley Festival and has an enthusiastic Local History group which welcomes new members (click to read more).
The Moseley Society is a member of Birmingham Heritage Forum – click here to visit their website for information and news about visitor attractions and heritage sites in Birmingham
If you are interested in joining the Society click here to see How to Join. Please note: We have recently discovered a problem that occurred with the How to Join page. It is now fixed but if you have set up a standing order but not yet heard from us please email email@example.com.