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 £10.00 per year. Visitors pay
£2.00 per meeting.
Light refreshments are available at meetings for a small charge.
January 21st AGM followed by "Birmingham Pantomimes" a
short talk by Bob Blackham and Jan Pick.
February 18th "Cavalier Dogs and Roundhead Rogues" by
March 18th "Water in Towns". The Elan Valley scheme by
April 15th "The Merry Family during the First World
May 20th "King's Heath allotments - a history" by Steve
June 20th Saturday outing to be confirmed.
September 16th "The second year of the First World War
and its effects in King's Heath" by Bob Blackham and Jan Pick.
October 21st "Forgotton Brummie" by David Allen.
November 18th "King's Heath buidings and businesses" by
December 16th Christmas social evening and a chance to
view some of our recently acquired material.
New on the site The 2015 programme has been added plus a
new article on Gerry Thane 'Unsung Hero' of the swimming world is on the
Famous King's Heathens page.