Local church collates fading memories of Great Barr Hall and Parkland site

We recently spotted an article by Reverend Martin Rutter in St Margaret’s Church Parish magazine that we thought was worth sharing with you.


Rev Martin Rutter said:

“The one that thing struck me about last year’s planning application concerning Great Barr Hall and Parkland was the new owners’ insistence that the land was private and that no one else had a right to be there. They threw off the dog walkers and also upset so many in the local community. Of course, at one level, they were correct but they failed to consider the long associations held by many different people, in many different ways concerning the hospital and the church’s involvement there. Many people, by permission, visited, worked, set up groups for the residents and welcomed them to church.

“Memories fade, but before they are lost, could I invite anyone with an interest or memories to share to get in touch with the Parish Office so that we can collate these things and celebrate or lament this phase in the life of Great Barr.”

If you have a memory to share please contact contact Rev Rutter, you can call the parish office on: 0121 357 1390, or email to: gtbarr@btconnect.com

Published by Beacon Action Group

Beacon Action Group was formed in 1983 by local residents to resist insensitive development of the Great Barr Hall Estate.

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