Welcome to the Moseley Society

See our new WEBSITE MAP to help find your way around our website. Click on a box to go straight to the webpage.

Programme for 2019-2020

 The Moseley Society Programme Card for 2019-20 has now been published.  Click to read it.

The first talk will be at 7.30 on Tuesday 8th October at the Exchange and will be co-sponsored with Moseley in Bloom.
Sarah Bowers and Alexandra Bailey will speak on the subject “Thrive – using gardening to change lives.”

As usual, refreshments will be served after the meeting and members are invited to bring guests. Donations toward costs will be welcomed.

Events Commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign of WW1

On Thursday 17th October there will be a memorial service at St Mary’s at 1.30 followed by a talk, display and book launch at the Exchange at 3.00 to commemorate the unsuccessful Gallipoli Campaign of WW1 and the men from Moseley and Kings Heath who died there.  Click here to see the flyer.

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 – Articles on  Private Harold Freeman Wood Private Colin Rowland Taylor and Private Walter William Clayton have been added to the website, completing the list for 1918.  Other recent articles relate to 2nd Lt James Henry Duffell of the Tank Corps, Corporal Joseph Herbert Smith (the ‘missing name’ from the 1915 list who has finally been identified) and Private Ernest Reynolds, whose family lived at Moorcroft Farm and Moor Green cottage, have recently been uploaded. See the Local History page for details of a number of other articles that have been added over the past few months concerning men from Moseley who were killed in action in 1918.  There is also a spreadsheet listing the 198 men from Moseley killed in World War 1 who were commemorated on the ten Moseley War Memorials and 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 newly updated Moseley Society Chronological Summary 1979-2019 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.

The Society runs a Programme of evening talks on a variety of topics (click to view) and publishes quarterly Newsletters with updates on local news and events (click to view).

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.

If you are interested in joining the Society click here to see How to JoinPlease note: We have in the past had problems with the How to Join page. In case these problems recur, if you have set up a standing order but not yet heard from us please email all-enquiries -at- moseley-society -dot- org -dot- uk.

You can now follow us on Facebook. Simply log in to Facebook and select the ‘Ed Moseley’ Moseley Society page. We look forward to your participation!