The Solihull Society of Arts
THE restoration of the grave of the group’s main founder, Dr Wassell, has been completed.
The doctor was the organist at the parish church of St Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham for over 20 years up until 1942, when he became organist at St Alphege, until his death in 1949. He also conducted the Birmingham City Police band for over 20 years, and was the author of a number of hymns and military band music.
He was the main founder of The Solihull Society of Arts in 1944. The Society has made a substantial contribution to the cost of restoring his grave. Other contributions came from private individuals.
The Soihull Society of Arts celebrates its 75th anniversary next year. It has sections for Art, Recorded Music, Local History, Drama and Solihull on Stage ( both adult and youth), and was founded during World War Two to improve morale on the Home Front.