Saturday 16th September 2023. 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
at The Moseley Hive, 93 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8DD
This is a special event with a dual purpose – as a book launch for Janet Berry’s new book “Moseley 1850 – 1900: Space, place and people in a middle-classBirmingham suburb” and as an opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution Janet Berry has made over more than fifty years by researching, recording and publicising the history and heritage of Moseley. Janet has lived in Moseley since 1968 and throughout that time has been an active member of the Moseley Society and of its History Group in particular. In 2012, she took the lead in bidding for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and successfully won a grant of £25,000 to help develop the Society’s Local History Archives and Resource base (known as ‘The Collection’). She enthusiastically led the subsequent project which produced a large archive of documents, artefacts, displays and booklets backed up by a substantial website, supporting educational sessions for local schools together with local talks, walks and workshops. She was a well-known figure at local history fairs in Moseley and beyond and was regarded as the ultimate authority on any questions relating to Moseley’s history. She will be greatly missed when she leaves Moseley this summer to live closer to her family.
Janet Berry has a doctorate from the University ofBirmingham for which her thesis was a study of Moseley’s development as a suburb and she has published a number of scholarly journal articles. This led her to produce this book embodying much of her earlier research, which is the subject of the book launch on Saturday 16th September.
Copies of the book will be available to buy on the day at the special discounted price of £12.50 (compared with a normal retail price of £16.99)
There will be a talk by Janet Berry with refreshments in the afternoon.