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.
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.
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
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.