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King's Heath

King’s Heath was originally part of King’s Norton, Worcestershire, becoming a separate parish in 1863. When Birmingham extended its boundaries in 1911 it took both parishes in as part of the Greater Birmingham Scheme.

 

The Society

King's Heath Local History Society meets in the community centre on Heathfield Road on the third Wednesday of each month (excluding July and August), starting at 7.15pm and ending by 8.45pm.

Membership of the society is £15.00 per year. Visitors pay £3.00 per meeting.

Light refreshments are available at meetings for a small charge.

 

Forthcoming Events

 

All events have been cancelled due to the current Covid 19 epidemic. The situation will remain under review for future meetings. Keep visiting to find out what is happening..

Future events to be rescheduled.

1 Life with the Kynoch Lions. The story of the company that became ICI/IMI Witton by Paulette Burkill

2 The World of Mother of Pearl. A history of the industry and workers in Birmingham by George Hook.

3 Society outing 7pm - 9pm.

4 The 1951 Festival of Britain. How colour and design at the festival changed Britain by Janice Andrews.

October 21st (TBC)The Adventure of the Croft Letters. An exploration of an Attic find. By Janet Pick.

November 18th The Story of Cannon Hill Park by Ken Whittaker.

December 16th AGM and Christmas social evening.


New on the site

A new research paper has been published on the Research page. Andy Bishop's study of the old farms in the King's Heath area was given as a very interesting talk in 2019.

 

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