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.
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.
5 The Adventure of the Croft Letters. An exploration of
an Attic find. By Janet Pick.
6 The Story of Cannon Hill Park by Ken Whittaker.
New on the site
A collection of "Occasional Papers", published by the society in
years gone by, has been added to the Booklets and
Publications page. They make interesting lock-down reading. Thanks to
Bob Blackham for converting them to PDFs.