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.
January 16th "Those damn tin cans". The Prefabs by Dave
and Pat Humphries.
February 20th The story of the Children's Emigration
Home founded in Highgate in 1872 by John Middlemore. Talk by Val Hart.
March 20th A talk by Pete Haylor, co-author of
"Billesley and surrounds".
April 17th Behind the Back-To-Backs, by Pat
May 15th King's Heath between the wars, by the
June 19th Outing to Moor Green Estate with Gail
September 18th The old farms of King's Heath, by Andy
October 16th Maddocks' miscellany of local history, by
November 20th Brandwood End Cemetery - 14 years of the
Friends Involvement by Julia Griffin.
December 18th AGM and Christmas social evening.
New on the site
The programme for 2019 has been updated.