Kings Heath was originally part of Kings 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
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.
November 16th "Fowler's Dairy, Haunch Lane." A history
by David Fowler.
December 21st AGM and Christmas social evening with
raffle and quiz.
January 18th "The Great Birmingham Squabble" by Jan
February 15th "The History of Saint Dunstan's magazine"
by Miriam & Bob Wilcher.
March 15th "Happy Valley" by Mary Harding.
New on the site
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.