Yardley Conservation Society
Established 1969

Email - yardleyconservationsociety@gmail.com

Telephone - Chair, Carol Pearce 0121 783 7624

Flickr - @yardleycs

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Trust
                School

Yardley today is a District of the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands,
 with a history that goes back many centuries.

        The Village of Yardley grew up around the Church of St Edburgha's,
which remains today at the Heart of the Conservation Area.
Clears signs still remain of the Old Farm, the Blacksmith, the Butchers,
and other aspects of day to day village life, which can be seen.

map of Yardley
          conservation area

Map - Birmingham City Council  05.06.2006

Boundary of Conservation Area marked with solid black line,
statutorily listed buildings marked with shading

St Edburgha's
          Church

St Edburgha's Church and the Old Village

Yardley Village

The Society was established in 1969  with the Aims:

1 . To represent to the Civic Authories the views of all those concerned with preserving,
 and enhancing the Outstanding Urban Beauty and Character of
Yardley Conservation Area

2 . Provide for members a varied programme of Talks and Social Events

Meeting are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (not August)
Entrance from 7.30pm, meeting starting at 8.00pm, finishing at 9.00pm
in the Trust School, Church Road, Yardley
Next to Yardley Old Church

Membership is 3.00 for the year and 2.50 entrance on the door at each meeting
Visitors are always welcome, with an entrance fee of 3.50

The Society is recognised by Birmingham City Council as the
representative body for the
Old Yardley Park Conservation Area

   "Yardley Matters" July 2009,  the  Parish Magazine of  St Edburgha's Church

by Lawrence Hawtin

The First Chairman was the Vicar at that time  - Reverend David A Edwards,
who was reponsible for the concept of such a Society.
I served on those early committees, and our Secretary was Ruth duCrow, from Hollycroft.
When David Edwards left Yardley the Chair was taken up by Keith Lawley, who was largely
reponsible for several major developments. One was the pedestrianisation of the road by
the church, conceived mainly to counter the City's proposal to ease the traffic flow by
widening and straightening the existing roadway - with the loss of a large part of the churchyard.
Another of Keith Lawley's achievements was the installation of floodlighting for the church.
Much was achieved in those early years, bearing in mind there was no other Residents Assocation.

by Peter Thompson
Former Treasurer
Yardley Conservation Society

The next Chairman after Keith Lawley was Malcolm Leonard, he was followed by Raymond Brown,
when his health became frail, he handed over to the current Chairman Robert Jones
Keith was the first long term chairman and was still a member until last autumn when he sadly died.
We had hoped to invite him to the 40th Anniversary Celebrations

and "From the Archives"

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Church and Trust School ,and alongside a photograph of   
 Rents Moat  home to the Allestree family in the Middle Ages

farm   area across
              the park

Church Farm  otherwise "Tile House Farm" . given to the Yardley Charity Trust in 1463,
and a view of village building in winter

Photographs by Robert Jones, Former Chairman
Yardley Conservation Society
www.robertcjones.co.uk

"To the Future"


See what is happening on Nature and Habitat Conservation today with the help of -

Pupils of The Oval Primary School
 Pupils of Cockshut Hill School
Employees of British Gas

Stained Glass Windows at
          Church