Protests against mosque in Great Barr

Scores of protesters gathered to object to suggestions that part of an historic West Midlands house could be used as a mosque. It was standing-room only during a meeting.

Over 60 people squeezed into the Horticultural Training Centre off Hill Lane in Great Barr last night to have their say about the future of Red House, based in Red House Park.

Residents revealed hundreds of people had signed petitions against any future plans to use the Grade II listed 19th century house for religious purposes.

Express & Star, 11 November 2008