More volunteers needed!

The “Pool of Memories” project is now into its second year. We have been busy collecting memories, publicising the Baths wherever we can, and involving the local community and primary schools in the exploration of this important part of our heritage.

The archive we are building up through film, sound and the written word, will be an important resource for future generations and will ensure the history of our swimming baths is not lost.

Would you like to join our team of volunteer interviewers?

This would involve interviewing individuals who have a connection to the Baths.
Interviews are rarely more than 30 minutes long. Full support and training is given.
Any time you can spare is valuable to us, even if it is only a couple of hours a month.

This is Mark, one of our volunteers:

“My first year as part of the oral History Group has been extremely uplifting. I’ve been involved in a couple of interviews gaining self confidence, a sense of pride in the heritage of Moseley Road Baths and the participation in a project that I believe will result in a thoroughly rewarding and ultimately educational and resourceful archive.”

If you want to help in any way, please contact me, Jenny via the website or directly on: 07521734022 or jenaustin56@yahoo.com , and I will forward more information to you.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths will take place on Thursday, April 14th at Anderton Park School, Children’s Centre (entrance in Dennis Road), Sparkhill at 7:30pm. Nominations are now open for the post s of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. All supporters of the Friends are welcome to attend and it’ll be a chance to find out more about what we’ve been up to over the course of the last year and to help determine where we’re going over the next twelve months. Light refreshments will be provided and we hope to see some of you there. 

Great Lectures

 

If you attended our Memories and Memorabilia Day in October 2009 you may have been fortunate enough to see Birmingham-born writer Simon Inglis’ excellent talk based on his book Great Lengths – The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain (Malavan Media, 2009).

As editor of Played in Britain, English Heritage’s critically acclaimed series of books on the UK’s sports buildings and landscapes, Simon returns to Birmingham this Wednesday, January 12th 2011 (7:30pm) to lecture on the same subject, but with particular reference to the historic importance of Moseley Road Baths, at the January meeting of the Victorian Society. The meeting is open to everyone and the venue is the Council House in Victoria Square (please use main entrance) with a £4 admission charge. It promises to be a highly entertaining and informative evening and one that, not unsurprisingly, the Friends of Moseley Road Baths very much recommend. Several members of our group will be in attendance so if you get along, come and say hello.

More information at www.victorian-society-bham.org.uk