What's on at your Society
Our meetings now take place at Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West
Midlands, B62 9AU (Opposite the Fitness Centre).
Ample parking available, please enter by the door in the right hand corner of the hall, then through the door on the left. The doors are open from 7.15pm (refreshments are available at about 7.25pm). The evening opens at 8pm with chair's announcements followed by the speaker for the evening.
Admission is £1.50 for members, £2 for visitors (payable at the door on arrival).
Tuesday 10th July 2018-“Warley and the Lyttletons” by Dr Terry Daniels
Our speaker makes a welcome return to the society. Terry is very well known and respected on the local history circuit. Tonight his talk is on the history of Warley, Brandhall and the links with the Lyttleton family at Hagley Hall.
Tuesday 14th August 2018 – “1893 - A Year in Harborne” by John Worwood
Our speaker this evening will relate events from his grandfather’s diary of 1893. I gather we will be asked questions about the year such as who was on the throne etc.
Tuesday 11th September 2018-“Harry Vincent and the Bluebird Toffee Factory”-Julian Hunt
A return visit from the well-known Romsley & Hunnington historian. Julian will enlighten us all with his knowledge of this very well known business which for years was a brand well loved in the confectionery trade.
Tuesday 9th October 2018-Air Raids on B’ham & the Black Country in the Second World War
Our speaker tonight is Peter Kennedy. Peter has researched this topic for many years and indeed was instrumental, together with our very own historian Anthony Rosser in bringing Herr Rudolf Muller to Quinton in July 2002. I am sure Peter’s research will be fascinating.
Tuesday 13th November 2018-“A Nostalgic Trip Down The High Street” by Nigel Metcalfe
Our local high streets and our shopping habits have changed greatly over the last 20 years, yet some familiar names have a very long history. This talk explores the high street chains and brands and is illustrated with many vintage adverts and videos.
Tuesday 11th December 2018-“Nostalgic Quinton” by Michael Hall and Bernard Taylor
Yes! Finally the society’s two Quinton Historians collaborate to give you an evening of nostalgia. Photographic memories of a Bygone Quinton coupled with video footage of the area dating from the 1950’ to the 1960s and amazingly most of it in glorious colour. This will also be our Wassail Evening so hot fruit punch and mince pies, probably served in an interval just for a change of format and to allow us to get our films organised.