Next event in the Moseley Society Programme
On Thursday 10th January 2019 at 7.30 there will be a talk entitled ‘Discovering the Building Stones of Birmingham – a journey back into the depths of time’ by John and Julie Schroder. The talk, which is based on a guided walk, will reveal how fossils are clearly visible on a number of the buildings in Birmingham City Centre, even on the latest developments such as Grand Central. For example, you will be shown a picture of Birmingham Town Hall, focussing in on a small section and a magnified fossil of a coral – which is one of many that can be seen on close scrutiny.
As usual, the meeting will start at 7.30 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 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 – 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.
Boundary Commission’s Proposals for changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries
Following feedback received from their original (Stage 1) proposals, the Boundary Commission’s Stage 2 proposals for the reorganisation of Westminster Parliamentary boundaries have now been published and 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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.