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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

September 8th William Alexander Harvey & Laurence Cadbury Heritage Talk by Gillian Ellis and Daniel Callicott. 7pm at Selly Manor. £2 per person, booking recommended on 0121 472 0199.

September 11th Local History Society members will be present at the Highbury Heritage Open Day at Highbury, 4 Yew Tree Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8QG. The event runs from 11am to 4pm (last entry at half-past three).

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 A PDF about Highbury has been added to the booklets and publications page. 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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