Welcome to the Moor Pool Heritage Trust website
The MPHT was set up in 2011 to acquire the ownership of the community facilities on the Moor Pool Estate, also known as Harborne Tenants Estate. Through the following pages you will be able to find out the history of probably one of the UK's most intact garden suburbs which was the inspiration of John Sutton Nettlefold, first Chairman of the Birmingham City Council Housing Committee.
You can also learn of our restoration works which have been ongoing since 2009 and also our plans for the future, to not only secure Moor Pool's community facilities but to ensure the widest possible audience continues to appreciate and benefit from Nettlefold's unique legacy to the City.
The Moor Pool Heritage Trust owns the Moor Pool community hall which is at the heart of the Moor Pool Garden Suburb.
Our Moor Pool Hall website gives details of availability to hire or visit the hall. Many activities take place at the Hall including ballet, keep fit, indoor skittles, drama, coffee mornings, private parties, meetings and conferences.
The Trust also can arrange guided tours of the heritage facilities from the Hall which includes the bowling green, pool area, Orchard, Skittle Alley, allotments and the arts and crafts style buildings.
Walking tours take around 1 hour and can involve steps.
If you would like to know about events and activities taking place at the Moor Pool Hall or more information on booking the Hall please click lt here
The Hall and Asset Manager Barbara Nomikos can be contacted on 0121 426 2908
Today's Children, Tomorrow's Community Educational Website
The Moor Pool Heritage Trust now has an Educational Officer who will be developing the Todays Children, Tomorrows Community educational project which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation. A website is being developed which will provide information on the courses on offer, educational materials and venues.
The Educational Officer, Rachel West can be contacted on 0121 426 2908
Can you help us raise the funds to continue to restore and maintain the community facilities? There is still much to do as you will see from our project page. We also intend to acquire the Estate Office with snooker club above which are part of the community facilities and which Grainger plc have given the Trust first option.
If you can help in any way please either contact the Trust or go to our fundraising website
“I liked learning about the history of the houses” Raisa