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.
November 18th "King's Heath buidings and businesses" by
December 16th AGM and Christmas social evening with a
chance to view some of our recently acquired material.
January 20th "Glorious Suburbs." A look at life in late
Victorian Edgbaston by Henrietta Lockhart.
February 17th "Allotments." A history by Steve
March 16th "Trams to Trenches" by Doug Smith.
April 20th "Buses and trams in King's Heath" by Barry
May 18th "Billesley Common" by Bob Blackham.
June 19th Billesley Common and the Haunch Brook
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 The programme for 2016 is now published
along with the unwelcome news that we've had to raise the annual subscription
to £15 due to rising costs. Visitors still only pay £3 though!
There is a new picture of the High Street at the turn of the century on the
Pictures page thanks to Andy Bishop for that. More