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 for members, £2 for visitors (payable at the door on arrival).

Tuesday 14thFebruary 2017-"History of Romsley & Hunnington"-Julian Hunt

We delve into the past and discover the history of our very near neighbours. A PowerPoint presentation by our very knowledgeable and informed speaker.

Tuesday 14thMarch 2017-"Black Country Firsts"-Chris Smith

Over the years the Black Country can lay claim to a wide variety of "firsts". Some are, of course, well known but others are perhaps less so. Not surprisingly our speaker this evening concentrates on those that are a little unusual.

Tuesday 11thApril 2017-"A Humorous Look at Retirement"-David Berry

Our speaker takes an 'off the cuff' look at life after 65 (for most); the talk is humorous and meant to leave the audience in good spirits.

Tuesday 9thMay 2107-"History and Music of Morris Dancing"-Alan Benjamin

Tonight's talk should be a little different, I presume that our speaker is or has been a member of a Morris Dancing Group because his address begins with "Bonny Green Garters".

Saturday 3rdJune 2017-Society AGM and the Chair's Surprise

Apologies, but because of the society's annual break, we have to hold the Annual General Meeting on a Saturday again. However, this year will take the usual format of the AGM at 7.30pm followed by a plated supper and drinks. The evening is completed with our speaker. I am going to tease you again this year and not reveal his or her identity, just to add that I know you will NOT be disappointed. The evening will as usual be ALL TICKET.

Sunday 11thto Friday 16thJune 2017-Society break to Llandudno

This year the society returns to an old haunt, the St Kilda Hotel on the Esplanade in Llandudno. A five night stay with bed, breakfast and evening meal, nightly entertainment and two day excursions for the all inclusive price of £350. A deposit of £25 per person will secure your booking, forms available.

Tuesday 11th July 2017-"Bloomers through the Ages"-David Phillips

When I booked the speaker and he asked me which talk I required I said "Knickers!" to which he replied "Yes that's fine". Tonight is the history of ladies undergarments dating back to the 15th and 16th Century, something a little different I thought, no slides just a talk.

Tuesday 8th August 2017-"A Midlands Mystery Tour" Ian Bott

Ian makes a welcome return to the society; he will ask us to board his charabanc and will take us on a tour of buildings and landmarks, all in the comfort of your seat in the hall, performed through his Powerpoint presentation

Tuesday 12th September 2017-"Editing the Black Country Bugle"-John Butterworth

Although I was told that Quinton wasn't in the Black Country and I don't believe they ever published one of my articles. I don't bear a grudge and to prove it I have booked John the editor of the famous local newspaper for many years.  I am sure he will have a tale or two to tell us on the night.

Tuesday 10th October 2017- A Pictorial Journey along the River Stour-Graham Beckley

Our speaker this evening has an extensive archive of photographs along the River Stour. He will talk over his images shown on the screen and will debate various contentious issues such as the river's source - images are taken from Graham's recent book.

Tuesday 14th November 2017- "A Virtual Tour of the Outer Circle"-Pam & David Humphries

All on screen our speakers take you on a tour of the Outer Circle based on tours conducted using a 1950s Birmingham Bus. An evening full of nostalgia and memories.

Tuesday 12h December 2017- QLHS Annual Wassail Evening

Hot punch and mince pies incorporated with traditional seasonal entertainment