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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


All events have been cancelled due to the current Covid 19 epidemic. The situation will remain under review for future meetings. Keep visiting to find out what is happening..

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

A collection of "Occasional Papers", published by the society in years gone by, has been added to the Booklets and Publications page. They make interesting lock-down reading. Thanks to Bob Blackham for converting them to PDFs.


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