Next Evening Talk
The next talk in our Programme will be on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 7.30 pm by Doug Smith, a local historian, on the subject of “Smiths, Dissenters and the occasional murder . The growth of Birmingham 1660-1751″. Doug will give a light hearted and informative talk about our city from the Restoration to just before the heady days of the Industrial Revolution. On the way we will look at the maps, the roads, the buildings and the people of our lovely city. There are highwaymen, crooks, thwarted lovers, and murders.
As usual, the meeting will take place at 7.30 at Moseley Exchange, all are welcome and refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.
The Moseley Society Programme 2016 -2017
To see the full Moseley Society Programme 2016 – 2017 click here. The Programme now also includes details of the Moseley Society History group Tuesday evening talks.
Recent Additions to the website
New – A collection of articles about the interesting exploits of the Frazier brothers in WW1 is now available. Click to view.
New – The first three articles about men from Moseley who were killed in World War I in 1917 and commemorated on the St Mary’s War Memorial have been uploaded to the website. Click here to see the new web page about men killed in 1917. There is also an updated article about Captain William Evelyn Wansbrough, who was killed at Delville Wood on the Somme in 1916.
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. Click here to read his memories of the time he spent there. The magazines contain fascinating articles about the history of Britannic Assurance, its purchase of the Moor Green estate as a recreational and sporting facility and the building of its new Chief Office on the site, which together provide an illuminating insight into the life and times of the company and the people who worked for it. A summary of these articles, ‘Britannic Magazines: Moor Green House and Estate’, can be read here. For further information see the new Britannic Assurance Magazines web page.
Updated Article – An updated version of the Moseley Businesses & Ghost Signs walk is now available to view on the website. The article includes details of the newly revealed ghost sign for Shufflebotham’s in Woodbridge Road and the ghost signs for the Birmingham Municipal Bank above Select & Save in Alcester Road. The article, which has been written as a self-guided walk, is based on a walk that took place at the Moseley Festival Street Fair on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
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.