16 Facts About Moseley


Moseley is a suburb of south Birmingham, England, three miles south of the city centre.

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Moseley was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Museleie.

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St Mary's Church, Moseley was licensed by the Bishop of Worcester in February 1405, and the 600th anniversary was celebrated in 2005 with a series of special events.

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Moseley itself developed around a Victorian shopping area known as Moseley Village.

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Moseley Hall was rebuilt in parkland in the late 1700s and rebuilt by 1795 after being set on fire during rioting in 1791.

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In 1970s, the small triangular shaped green in the heart of Moseley village, which was then home to the underground public toilets, was a convenient meeting place for local youth, and was known as "Bog Island".

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Today Moseley is one of the more affluent suburbs in Birmingham, although parts of north Moseley continue to suffer deprivation.

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JR R Tolkien spent his early years in Moseley, living close to Sarehole Mill in Hall Green before moving to the site now occupied by Shades Music off the Alcester Road.

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Moseley drew inspiration from Moseley Bog for the landscape of Middle-earth.

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Today, a monthly Farmers' Market in Moseley - set up by the Moseley Neighbourhood Forum- has won various awards including best FARMA Certified Urban Farmers' Market 2009 and in 2009 local farmer Dominic Butler won the Most Unique Produce award with his micro blue beetroots.

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Similarly, Moseley has a well defined and established community spirit and ethos, exemplified by Moseley Neighbourhood Forum - a neighbourhood forum - that works to develop the area for the betterment of everyone.

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The Moseley Society exists to protect the heritage of the area; meetings of the Society discuss and debate a wide range of local issues and the interests of its residents.

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Moseley has its own literary festival, Pow-Wow LitFest, which has taken place annually at the Prince of Wales pub since 2011.

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Moseley has two secondary schools, Moseley School, a language college and Queensbridge School, an Arts College.

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Moseley is home to Uffculme School, an all age special school for children on the Autistic Spectrum.

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Many people who have been born, lived or worked in Moseley have made important contributions, a few of the more high-profile ones are:.

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