Next meetings in our Programme
The Moseley Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 17th May at 7.30 in the Orange Room at Moseley Exchange (note the change of time from that previously published). The meeting will be followed by a discussion on a topic of current interest affecting Moseley and all members are encouraged to attend.
Before that, the next talk in our Programme will be on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.30 pm in Moseley Exchange, when Michael Byrne will speak on “Moseley Bog through Time”.
The meeting will take place in the Orange Room at Moseley Exchange behind the Post Office at 153 Alcester Road and tea and cakes will be served afterwards. As usual donations toward costs will be gratefully received.
Click here to view the full Moseley Society Programme for 2017-18.
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 – A spreadsheet listing the 198 men from Moseley killed in World War 1 who were commemorated on the ten Moseley War Memorials and the Wintersloe School Roll of Honour, with photographs of those memorials, plus a Schools’ Educational Package providing useful references for teachers planning projects for schoolchildren to commemorate the anniversary of Armistice Day. See the World War 1 Project page.
New – An article on the origins and history of Toc H (click to view), founded to provide fellowship and support for soldiers during World War 1, and the role it has subsequently played in Moseley and Birmingham over the past century to help the disadvantaged in British society.
New – Four more articles have been uploaded to the website about men killed in 1918 and commemorated on the St Mary’s war memorial, namely Private Frederick Arthur Woodcock , 2nd Lieutenant Francis Claude Uzzell, 2nd Lieutenant Harold Welford Sheffield and 2nd Lieutenant Robert Stanley Thomas MC. For these see the web page on men killed in 1918. Two other articles were recently added on Lieutenant T. Ewart Mitton, a cousin of J. R.R. Tolkien, (see the web page on men killed in 1917) and Captain Rev. James Leitch Cappell (see the web page on men killed in 1918).
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.
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.