Missing Heads Get Hung
David Peck presents Donald Wilford with a portrait of himself commisioned by The Moseleians Association
Moseley Moderns second head teacher Donald Wilford came face to face with his past 31 years after leaving the school. He was presented with a portrait of himself, which will be hung in the main entrance foyer.
The portrait is one of two completed for the school by Bewdley portrait painter and Halesowen FE College art lecturer Marian Edwards. The paintings of Mr Wilford (head from 1967 – 1974) and the late Miss Eileen Cohen (head from 1955 – 1967) based on photographs contemporary with their headships were commissioned by the Moseleians Association. The portraits were officially unveiled at the Golden Reunion by Donald Wilford himself and will be hung along side the portraits of his successors in the main foyer.
David Peck presents Donald Wilford with a portrait, commisioned by The Moseleians Association of Eileen Cohen
After leaving Moseley in 1974, he took up the headship of Yardleys School, Birmingham until 1982.
Mr Wilford returned to Moseley School for the first time in 30 years to receive the portrait. He is now aged 82 and lives in retirement in Walsall, where he still writes occasional short stories and articles for publication.
David Peck, the then head teacher said: “The portraits fill a long-felt gap in our set of framed pictures of all previous heads of Moseley, dating back to the opening of the grammar school in 1923. Their completion and display will be a marvellous reminder of two dedicated head teachers.
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
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