Notable people from Moseley
Richard Cadbury (Chocolate)
Richard Cadbury bought Moseley Hall and 22 acres for £ 16,450. Later he bought Uffculme House.
Joseph Chamberlain (Prime Minister)
This is the home of Joeseph Chamberlain, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and father of Neville Chamberlain. He made his fortune as a founder of Guest, Keen Nettlefold (GKN) the world’s largets manufacturer of screws. The grounds were donated to the City of Birmingham and now forms Highbury park. It was built in 1878. His next door neighbour was Richard Cadbury in Uffculme Hall.
John Taylor (Lloyds bank)
Moseley Hall belonged to John Taylor, who with Mr Sampson Lloyd founded Lloyds Bank in the 1760’s. The hall was the centre of the village and owned most of land around it. The front gardens formed what is now Moseley Private park.
Frederick Lanchester (Mechanical engineer)
Frederick William Lanchester (23 October 1868 – 8 March 1946) was an English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering, aerodynamics and co-invented the topic of operations research.
He was also a pioneer British motor car builder, a hobby which resulted in his developing a successful car company, and is considered one of the “big three” English car engineers, the others being Harry Ricardo and Henry Royce.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an author, poet and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
He lived at 264 Wake Green Road and was inspired by Moseley bog and Sarehole mill.