Sir Josiah Mason's Church, Station Road - early 20th Century/late 19th Century

(Birmingham Central Library)

He allowed the Methodists to use this. Decades later they built their own where this one stood (see Osborne School in the background?) John Wesley founded the Methodists, hence the adjacent road named after him. The to-city side railway station ramp probably existed at this time since where else was this taken from?

Methodist Church, Station Road - 2002

Sir Josiah Mason
A bust of him of course lies on the Orphanage Road/Chester Road roundabout (placed in 1952). More about him can be found at the Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association All the work he did in the area seems largely to have been forgotten by locals (his knighthood has been dropped from the College on Slade Road which bears his name).

Goosemoor Lane History