Moseley College For Girls - a Memory of Moseley.

Heather Benton - at 10/11 years' old I attended Moseley College and remained there for the rest of my schooling. It was a wonderful old building with laurel surrounded gardens where we pupils spent hours of break time making up stories of family adventures until it was time to return to the class rooms. There was one tennis court at the top of the garden where ALL sports like tennis/netball/rounders etc were held. Hockey was played at the Pickwick ground just a shortish walk up Wake Green Road, opposite the boy's grammar school. Can't remember a changing room at all!
One of the ground floor class rooms' cloakroom had a 'hidden' lift up cover which led to steps under ground which then led to upward steps to the 'gymnasium'. We had one French mistress who seemed to be unaware of this feature and never questioned why girls were asking to go to the cloakroom toilet, never to return to class again until it was over.
When I was 14/15 I, and several of my friends left to attend secretarial college in Hall Green. I lived in Church Road Moseley and often rode ponies or horses belonging to Joe who dealt in them. I recall Margaret Cox and I often rode together as far as Kings Heath. Where are you now Margaret?

My mother and I regularly went into Moseley Village to Shufflebottoms grocery shop and Boots for the library on the top floor. We often went to Moseley Park for which all residents had a key. I particularly remember watching fireworks one year well after the war.

During the war my mother took in lodgers in our 3 storey house and although we didn't get bombed, a house opposite did, which resulted in some of our windows being destroyed. Fortunately we were all down in the cellar.

I recently drove through Moseley and was appalled to see a hideous block of flats where our school used to be, though the principal Mrs Boyson's house is still there.

A memory shared by Heather Fearnside on Feb 11th, 2021. Send Heather Fearnside a message

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