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  • Highbury's "lost" gardens. Highbury was the home of Joseph Chamberlain and his family from 1879 – 1914. The Chamberlains employed Edward Milner, a noted landscape gardener, to create ‘both ornamental and productive' gardens on the estate.

    By Gail Pittaway; with thanks to Phillada Ballard.

  • Old Farms of Kings Heath This is from a talk given in 2019 at King's Heath Local History Society concerning the 22 farms which used to exist in the area in the 19th century.

    By Andy Bishop.

  • Beechwood Road, Alcester Lane's End "The continuing urbanisation of King's Heath"

    By Gail Pittaway.

  • King’s Heath Horse Show was a regular local event from 1899 until it moved to Tithe Barn Lane, Earlswood in 1965.

    Also includes the history of King's Heath Greyhound Stadium

    By Gail Pittaway.

  • The Kingsway Cinema Story. When the now derelict cinema opened in 1925 it was a state of the art building with every modern convenience. It even had it's own orchestra "The Kingsway Symphony Orchestra"!

    By Bob Blackham

  • King's Heath Business Review 1912 This paper contains many items concerning King's Heath from the South Birmingham and District Illustrated Review of 1912. It provides an interesting snapshot of the commercial life within the suburb at this significant time. You can download a Word docx file here.

    By Bob Blackham



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