Moseley itself developed around a Victoria shopping area known as Moseley Village. Moseley was served by Moseley railway station from 1867 to 1941, during this time Moseley grew to become a wealthy suburb of industrial Birmingham. Much development after 1910, being built upon the once extensive farm land that was predominant in this area. The new properties being mostly of large houses, designed to cater for the Edwardian middle-class families that settled in the suburbs surrounding Birmingham's industrial centre.
Moseley village, community is well known for arts, growing from in 1899, Moseley School of Art was the first purpose-built branch school of art in Birmingham, and became one of the leading art schools of the time, advocating techniques that were unusual in the period, such as ‘shut-eye’ and ‘memory’ drawing.
With this long history Moseley has many world-famous musicians growing out of Moseley, for examples
local band Ocean Colour Scene flourished in the mid-1990s British Britpop–indie scene with songs such as "The Riverboat Song", inspired by locations within the suburb of Moseley. Their most successful album (in terms of weeks on chart) was Moseley Shoals. Moseley is also the birthplace of Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.
Along with this Moseley school has former pupils include comedian Jasper Carrott and musician Bev Bevan of the Electric Light Orchestra.
So, with its long history of the arts, Moseley has a monthly Arts & Crafts Market a place to come to visit or live.
This painting was inspired by various vintage photos of Moseley, this painting is set in the 1950’s when trams ran up Alcester Road. I have shown
Our Lady wearing the period outfit of the time. Our Lady is an independent lady and is out and about in the village.