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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

December 21st AGM and Christmas social evening with raffle and quiz.

January 18th "The Great Birmingham Squabble" by Jan Pick.

February 15th "The History of Saint Dunstan's magazine" by Miriam & Bob Wilcher.

March 15th "Happy Valley" by Mary Harding.

April 19th "Moor Pool Garden Suburb - Harborne's Hidden Gem" by Barbara Nomikos and Rachel West.

May 17th A display of Chamberlain memorabilia and a film about the Chamberlain family. Jason Gelder.

June 21st Wednesday evening outing to Swanshurst Park, led by Bob Blackham.

September 20th The events of World War One in 1917 by Jan Pick.

October 18th Alcester Lane's End - an illustrated talk by Andy Bishop.

November 15th Hall Green to Springfield, Moseley, Balsall Heath and King's Heath by Bob Blackham.


New on the site

The programme for 2017 and more new (old) pictures of the King's Arms pub from the early 20th century and some maps of King's Heath from 1886 and 1904 have been added. I have also tidied up the maps and pictures pages a bit.


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