Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Moseley St Mary’s Heritage & Access Project

GeoPhysics survey by StrataScan prior to path realignment
I’ve recently become involved in an HLF funded heritage project at St Mary’s Church Moseley – or more specifically the churchyard. The large churchyard at the back of the church on St Mary's Row is the only piece of public green space in the village but having fallen into disrepair and becoming a focus for anti-social activity it has been much underused for many years. 

Parishioners and local residents have made great strides over the last 5 years to cut back overgrown vegetation and make general improvements to the site – and a Project committee was formed which, following public consultation, produced a MasterPlan and subsequent funding application.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Still Going Swimmingly!

Stirchley Baths ceremonial plaque 1910.
Begun in 1910 and opened in mid 1911, Stirchley swimming baths (on Bournville Lane) was a popular local facility for nearly eighty years before it closed to the public in 1988. By this time the Edwardian building was in need of significant attention, as were many other swimming pools in the city, and it fell into even greater disrepair as the years passed.

But we can now see a renovated and refurbished building emerging from behind the hoardings as the major project reaches completion.