Sir Josiah Mason

     celebrating 150 years of his legacy

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Sir Josiah    

    Mason Trust, a group of charities established by Birmingham

          based industrialist and philanthropist, Josiah Mason.

Sir Josiah Mason’s Orphanage for Boys and Girls

Monday 1st October 2018, 4:00-6:30pm

Venue: Wolfson Centre for Archival Research, level 4, Library of Birmingham

About the workshop

Come along to a talk by Betty Foster, local historian and child of the orphanage, as she shares the history of Sir Josiah Mason orphanage which was founded in Erdington in 1868.

 

The event will include a 50 minute talk, followed by questions and answers, and an opportunity to look at original archives of the Trust held in the Library of Birmingham Collections!

Booking essential:

 

Orphanage Talk:

 

Sir Josiah Mason | the man

Saturday 3rd November 2018, 11:15 - 13:15

About the workshop

 

Come along to a talk, by Betty Foster (local historian and trustee of the Charities) about Josiah the man.  Born in Kidderminster in 1795 with “no advantage of birth”, Josiah went on to build a vast fortune from self-taught engineering skills and astute business knowledge.  He became famous for engineering innovations and became the largest manufacturer of steel pens and pen nibs in the world.  He was knighted in 1872 for his charitable work.

 

The event will include a 50 minutes talk, followed by questions and answers, and an opportunity to look at original archives of the Trust held in the Library of Birmingham Collections!

Additional Information:

Since there will be original archival material at this event, all attendees will be asked to place bags and coats etc. in the lockers provided, to use only pencils for making notes (laptops and tablets are welcome!), and will not be able to consume food or drink in the room in which the archives are out.

Booking Essential:
Sir Josiah Mason the man talk

How to find us:

The Wolfson Centre for Archival Research is based on level 4 of the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square. For directions and maps see the link below. On arrival, please report to the information desk on level 4.

Link to Care Quality Commision
Elderly Accommodation Counsel
Homes and Communities Agency
National Housing Federation Member
Link to Housing Ombudsman Service
Link to the Almshouse Association

SJMT is a Registered Charity, a Registered Housing Association and a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Charity Number:  1179890  |  Company Number: 11416213

 

Mason Court
Hillborough Road
Solihull
B27 6PF

 

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