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.
September 8th William Alexander Harvey & Laurence
Cadbury Heritage Talk by Gillian Ellis and Daniel Callicott. 7pm at Selly
Manor. £2 per person, booking recommended on 0121 472 0199.
September 11th Local History Society members will be
present at the Highbury Heritage Open Day at Highbury, 4 Yew Tree Road,
Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8QG. The event runs from 11am to 4pm
(last entry at half-past three).
September 21st "1916 - The war and its effects in
King's Heath" by Bob Blackham.
October 19th "Dying to Impress." Funeral practices in
Birmingham by Jan Pick and Gail Pittaway.
November 16th "Fowler's Dairy, Haunch Lane." A history
by David Fowler.
December 21st AGM and Christmas social evening with
raffle and quiz.
New on the site A PDF about Highbury has been added to
the booklets and publications page. Ann Haydon-Jones and
Tommy Godwin have been added as "famous King's Heathens"
and some new (old) pictures have been added.