The Moor Pool Residents Association was created for the community of Moor Pool in Harborne to serve local residents. They provide information for residents on their website and also the bi-monthly Moor Pool Duck. The MRA also organise events and coffee mornings are held on the last Saturday of the month in the Lower Hall and open to all.
They support and work in partnership with Moor Pool Heritage Trust. The MRA is about the place and people who live on the Moor Pool Estate, whilst MPHT manage the facilities and green spaces they own for the benefit of those living on the Estate and wider community. Both work together to preserve the Estate’s unique character.
Moor Pool Heritage Trust is a member of the Birmingham Heritage Forum which is made up of organisations concerned with collections, historic sites, galleries, museums, churches, gardens, and visitor centres within the Birmingham area.
Members are keen to share their enthusiasm for Birmingham Heritage.
Moor Pool Heritage Trust is a member of the Heritage Trust Network which a network of local heritage groups, ranging from building preservation trusts to community trusts or social enterprises. It is predominantly run by volunteers and provides members with support, networking and skills sharing.
Contact: 0121 233 9283 admin@heritagetrustnetwork
Winterbourne House and Garden was home to John Sutton Nettlefold, the first Chairman of Birmingham's Housing Committee and the founder of the Moor Pool Estate. He had made his living from screw manufacturing company Guest, Keen and Nettlefold and had the house built for him and his wife Margaret. Winterbourne is an Edwardian historic house and garden built in the Arts and Crafts style, and located within the grounds of the University of Birmingham. The original spade that Margaret Nettlefold used to cut the first sod on the Moor Pool Estate is now on display at Winterbourne along with the tuft of soil kept in a ceremonial box. Information regarding the history of the Moor Pool Estate is also featured in the study exhibition room within the house.
Contact: 0121 414 3003