Field of Poppies
To mark the ninety years since the end of the First World War ninety wooden poppies were ‘planted’ in the Heads Garden by thirty year nine history students in a special event held on Wednesday 5th November 2008. This was an act of special significance for Moseley School for in 1914/15 our school buildings (Spring Hill College) were used as a barracks by the young men who joined the 3rd Birmingham Pals battalion (later, 16th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment). Many of these young men fought in the most famous battles of World War One, including the Somme. More than 650 battalion members were killed in action over the course of the war.
Many bodies were never recovered.
Year nine students were also involved in researching the stories of the young men who were trained at Moseley Barracks, producing a wall display to illustrate the great sacrifice made not only by these men but also by others from within the British armed forces recruited from many parts of the British Empire.
The event was supported by members of the Moseleians Association who sponsored it and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it such a great success. On the day we were joined by Terry Carter author of ‘The Birmingham Pals Battalions’ and Malcolm Hilton, Doreen Sedgwick and Dave Sedgwick who were dressed in contemporary uniform. Our visitors also participated in a very informative question and answer session with the students.
This poignant, educational event was featured in ITV’s Central News on the same day and in the Birmingham
Grand Opening 90 Years On
Moseley School and The Moseleians Association are organising a special open day on Sunday 30th June to commemorate the school's 90th birthday and the opening of its new school building
This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 9th November, immediate after our annual Act of Remembrance
The next Moseleians committee meeting is at 5.30pm on Tuesday 18th June 2013. Venue - Moseley School. Members wishing to attend should contact the secretary
Gazette Issue 35
The Spring 2013 Gazette is now available to download from the members area
We must sadly report that Maurice Paramore, a founder member of The Moseleians Association, passed away on Friday 18th January 2013 with his family at his bedside.
It is an immense loss to the Moseleians. Maurice has been there from the start and has done so much for the School and the association. He was always there with wise counsel and a ready wit. We shall miss him.
We congratulate Derek Mayman, our first association chairman, on receiving the British Empire Medal in The Queen's New Year's Honours.
The ancient heart of the school, Spring Hill College, has benefitted greatly from almost £4 million pounds of refurbishment.
The school has now reorganised into eight 'Houses', the names of which are based on the original eight Oxford colleges
Recent purchases include copies of text books written by former members of staff.
Hundreds more Photographs of the building work at Moseley have been added to our facebook page.
Membership Subscriptions are now due. You can renew your membership online from the members area
The current Members Area password can be found on the back page of the Gazette.
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