Historical Walks around Moseley
Walks around Moseley Village are organised each year, usually as part of the Moseley Festival, and subsequently written up as self-guided walks, which are available to view and download here. Times given are approximate depending on how fast you walk. The walks (apart from the 2103 one) were originally led by Ray and Rachel Tier as part of the Moseley Festival in the year shown and subsequently written up by them with the addition of historical pictures and modern photographs.
Moseley Businesses and Ghost Signs – July 2016, updated January 2017
A walk along Alcester Road, St Mary’s Row and Woodbridge Road looking at the locations of former businesses and ‘ghost signs’. Time taken – about 1 hour.
The write-up is illustrated with pictures of former businesses and ‘ghost signs’ (evidence of former businesses in the form of faded painted wall advertisements and other signs and emblems).
The article was updated in January 2017 to include 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. Click on the link below.
Moseley Businesses & Ghost Signs walk (10 pages).
Moseley Park & Pool Walk – July 2015
A walk around Moseley Park & Pool. The walk starts from the Alcester Road gate. Please note that admission to the Park is generally for keyholders only although keys are available on a daily basis at no charge (subject to a £10 deposit) from Moseley Travel at 172 Alcester Road. Open access is provided at certain times, such as farmers’ market days and during the annual festivals. Time taken – about 45 minutes.
Click on the link below.
Moseley Park & Pool Walk (7 pages)
Moseley Pubs Heritage Trail – July 2014
A walk around Moseley Village looking at the pubs, both current and former, starting at Moseley crossroads. Time taken – about 1 hour.
Click on the links below for illustrated or text only versions.
Moseley Village Walk – July 2013
A walk around Moseley Village looking at the history of the area and some of the important buildings in the village. Time taken – about 2 hours.
This walk originated with a guided walk for the Moseley Local History Group created by Roy Cockell. It was revised as a short guided walk for the Moseley Festival and written up with illustrations added by Ray and Rachel Tier, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project. Click on the links below for illustrated or text only versions and a map of the route.