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King's Heath

King’s Heath was originally part of King’s 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 Birmingham Scheme.


The Society

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.


Forthcoming Events

April 20th "Buses and trams in King's Heath" by Barry Maddocks.

May 18th "Billesley Common and Swanshurst" by Bob Blackham.

June 15th Billesley Common and the Haunch Brook circular walk. Note change of day!

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 Ann Haydon-Jones and Tommy Godwin have been added as "famous King's Heathens" and some new (old) pictures have been added.


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