Now and Then

‘What Moseley Means to Me’

The ‘Now and Then’ project sought to collect memories of aspects of Moseley which had some personal meaning – photos or drawings of a place or event or just reminiscences.  The articles on this page were the result of this project.   (For ease of reference these articles are also included under the main local  history pages)

Please click on the headings to read more:

My first job – G Reeves
An article about G Reeves and his first job at W H Smith’s in Moseley.

There is also an article on the W H Smith’s Building showing the building today with the original inscription above the shop still surviving.

Sorrento Hospital
‘Sorrento Memories’  is a talk that Josie Wall gave to a Local History Group meeting in 2013.

Lia Lesser’s Memories of Moseley
Lia’s memories of Moseley and her nursing experience.

Tesco and The Wombles – Janet Berry
Janet’s story about Tesco and the Wombles.

A WWII Memory
Members’ brief memories of Coventry burning.

A Trafalgar Road History
Some details of the history of a number of houses in Trafalgar Road.

Transport in Moseley
A very interesting study of the development of transport in Moseley by Janet Berry.

Moseley Village Green – Now and Then
An article on how the village green has changed over the years, both in position and appearance, leading up to the latest developments at the old Meteor Ford site.

A Moseley Architect
Graham Underhill’s account of his father and his Moseley connections.

St Albans Road
Some details of the history of St Albans Road.

Moseley Hall
A history of Moseley Hall and the origins of Moseley Park and Pool.

Richard Cadbury and his Family at Moseley Hall
What did people in the Nineteenth Century think of Moseley? Accounts from the Cadbury family of their time at Moseley Hall.


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