Memorial Garden Dedication

Over the years a number of memorials have been created to remember former pupils and staff. In general these have taken the form of plaques, benches and trees and been located at various places on the campus, places which were deemed suitable but, in many cases, proved not to have stood the test of time.

In recent years, as requests for memorials have grown, the association has been looking for a suitable site in which to create a memorial area. During the recent building and remodeling work we pushed the architects to allocate us an area and were indeed allotted one on the site of the old Moseley Modern School. Unfortunately, as many of you will be aware, Moseley Modern was built on very wet ground and consequently the area has been used for drainage purposes.

However, we are now delighted to announce that the school has agreed to designate the former Heads Garden as a memorial area. This historic area, which runs parallel to Wake Green Road, has been a garden since the turn of the last century when the site was a botanical garden and its designation as a memorial garden will not prevent it from being used by pupils and staff but enhance its value to the school and community.

A dedication ceremony took place on 11th July 2015 and two new benches were unveiled – one to commemorate staff, including Wendy Dawson and Vince Fegan and the other funded by the Paramore Family in memory of Maurice and other Moseleians.