Next event in the Moseley Society Programme
The next talk in our Programme will be at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th February when Roy Albutt will speak on the life and work of the stained glass maker, A.J. Davies of the Bromsgrove Guild.
The talk will cover the life and works of this Bromsgrove artist-craftsman, who at once time lived in Trafalgar Road. Archibald John Davies (1877-1953) was educated in Birmingham and trained at the Birmingham School of Art in the Arts and Crafts style. In 1906 he established a stained glass studio in the premises of the Bromsgrove Guild in Worcestershire and worked there until his death in 1953. This illustrated talk includes Davies’ commissions in Britain and abroad.
The meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. in the Orange Room at Moseley Exchange, 153 Alcester Road. The entrance is through the arch by the Post Office and there is a lift. Refreshments will be served afterwards and donations towards costs will be welcomed. Members are encouraged to bring guests.
Click here to read the full Moseley Society Programme for 2018 – 2019 .
Recent Additions to the website
New – Copies of all the articles from ‘Some Moseley Personalities Volume 2’ are now available to view on the website, including interesting pieces on F. W. Lanchester, Dr Edward Bach and John Morris Jones among others. To view these and the articles previously uploaded from Volume 1, see the Moseley People web page.
New – The type and variety of shops in Moseley village has changed dramatically over the past century. Lists of shops in Moseley Village Centre in 1907, 1981 and 2017 enable comparisons to be drawn on a building by building basis. See the Shops and Businesses section of the Buildings and Businesses web page.
New – See the Local History page for details of a number of articles that have been added over the past few months concerning men from Moseley who were killed in action in 1918 , including Major Percival Priestley the great-great-great nephew of Joseph Priestley. Other additions include the story of “Jack the war hero and Dora his widow who became a Lady – a Moseley tale of love”, an article on Andrew Franklin CVO, the British diplomat who accumulated an impressive collection of Chinese ceramics and became stranded in Germany during World War 1 and a spreadsheet listing the 198 men from Moseley killed in World War 1 who were commemorated on the ten Moseley War Memorials. There is also an article on the history of Toc H , founded to provide fellowship and support for soldiers during World War 1, and its subsequent role over the past century. Click on the links above to read more.
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.
Read the Moseley Society Chronological Summary for a full chronology of all the events influenced or instigated by or influencing the Moseley Society over the past 40 years (click to view) and to find out 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).
Birmingham Heritage Forum
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. You can also view their latest updated 2019 brochure advertising the various heritage sites in the city.
Boundary Commission’s Proposals for changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission’s Stage 2 proposals for the reorganisation of Westminster Parliamentary boundaries can be viewed at https://www.bce2018.org.uk/ . If you put in your postcode you’ll come up with a map that shows that the current Moseley and Kings Heath Ward is all within the new Birmingham Brandwood constituency. The document also includes proposals for the rest of Birmingham and the West Midlands. There is reason to doubt as to whether these proposals will ever receive parliamentary approval.
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