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.
April 20th "Buses and trams in King's Heath" by Barry
May 18th "Billesley Common and Swanshurst" by Bob
June 15th Billesley Common and the Haunch Brook
circular walk. Note change of day!
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 Ann Haydon-Jones and Tommy Godwin have
been added as "famous King's Heathens" and some new
(old) pictures have been added.