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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


King's Heath History Society will be taking part in Birmingham Heritage Week, 9th - 19th of September. As part of the event we are offering a guided walking tour illustrating the development of Highbury Park from 19th century rural idyll to modern day public park. Join us on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021 in Highbury Park 10.30 am - 12.00. (Ticketed event)

See Here for further details, or go to Eventbrite to buy tickets.


Future events to be rescheduled.

1 Life with the Kynoch Lions. The story of the company that became ICI/IMI Witton by Paulette Burkill

2 The World of Mother of Pearl. A history of the industry and workers in Birmingham by George Hook.

3 Society outing 7pm - 9pm.

4 The 1951 Festival of Britain. How colour and design at the festival changed Britain by Janice Andrews.

5 The Adventure of the Croft Letters. An exploration of an Attic find. By Janet Pick.

6 The Story of Cannon Hill Park by Ken Whittaker.


New on the site

We have uploaded four more "Occasional Papers" to the booklets page. One contains memories from the first part of the 20th century, one is on the Maypole, one on the Coronation and one on the effect of the first world war on King's Heath. The new uploads are marked "NEW ".


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