In 1895 a young mother returned to
Kings Heath from Bloemfontein in southern Africa with her two sons Ronald
and Hilary. She was Mabel Tolkien and Ronald we better know as J. R. R.
Tolkien the author.
Tennis star Ann Haydon-Jones was a
Wimbledon champion and was awarded the CBE. She was born in King's
Olympic cycling legend Tommy Godwin ran
a cycle shop in King's Heath for 36 years.
Gerry Thain founder and long time coach
of Camp Hill Edwardians Swimming Club