Next evening talk in our Programme
The next evening talk in our Programme will be at 7.30 on Thursday 11 January 2018 entitled ‘The Adventurous History of Sabrina Sidney, 1757-1843’. Kate Croft, who many of you will remember gave an interesting talk a year or so ago on the wives of the members of the Lunar Society, will now take a closer look at a one of those ladies who led a particularly fascinating life – Sabrina Sidney, the girl who was taken by Thomas Day and was unsuccessfully educated to become his wife.
As usual, the meeting will start at 7.30 and take place in the Orange Room at Moseley Exchange behind the Post Office at 153 Alcester Road. Refreshments will be served afterwards and donations toward costs will be welcomed.
The full Moseley Society Programme for 2017-18 is now available to view – click here.
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.
Recent Additions to the website
New – Five additional articles on Moseley men killed in action in 1917 and commemorated on the St Mary’s War Memorial have been added to the website. To read these articles on Lt. Frank Goodheart Proctor, Private Harold Ostin Doody, 2nd Lt. Herbert Jennings Boocock, Sergeant William George Edmondston and Gunner Eric Powell Davies visit the web page on men killed in 1917.
New – A new article on the history of Wintersloe School is available to view (click to read). The group has started a project on the history of Wintersloe School and is interested in anyone who would like to help or who can provide further information. For more details, visit our Projects page.
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.
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.