A History of Harborne

Biddle & Webb Auctioneers are proud of our Brummie heritage; based in the heart of the city for the past 60 years, we are keen advocates of the area – as well as the accent.

We regularly enjoy hosting a number of free valuation events across the West Midlands – meeting local people, valuing local antiques and collectibles. Our next destination will see our valuers escape the office and head out to Harborne. On Saturday 7th October Biddle & Webb look forward to hosting a free valuation event at Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne from 10am – 1pm. Our team will be joined experts from Arkade Property – advising on jewellery and antiques, right through to property and probate.

We spoke to Barbara Nomikos, manager of Moor Pool Hall, to find out more about Harborne’s Moor Pool estate.

When was the Moor Pool Heritage Trust founded?
Moor Pool Heritage Trust was founded in 2011 with the purpose of acquiring ownership of the community facilities of the Moor Pool Estate for the benefit of the community. It was successful in achieving this in December 2014 and the Trust now continues to aim to protect and preserve Moor Pool’s community assets for the benefit of future generations, but also to ensure it raises awareness of its historical importance to the wider public.

What is Moor Pool Hall currently used for?
The Moor Pool Hall was built as a community hall for people to gather, socialise, and enjoy recreational activities. It continues to be at the heart of the community with a wide range of activities for all ages. Some of the historic clubs that continue to this day include the the Moor Pool Rifle club established in the 1970’s , and Moor Pool skittles club , established in 1913 who continue to use the original Edwardian Skittle Alley, which is also available for hire.

What are your hopes for the future of the estate?
The vision for the future is to continue to ensure that the key elements of Moor Pool Estate’ s heritage are protected and preserved , and expand and improve our facilities, activities and services to the local and wider community.  We also want to continue to expand the educational offer and engage new audiences with Moor Pool’s rich history.

Further information about Moor Pool Hall and its regular community activities can be found at www.moorpoolheritagetrust.org.uk

For updates on our current valuation events head to www.biddleandwebb.com
We look forward to meeting more fellow Brummies!

By Ellie Hill.

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