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 11th December 2018-“Nostalgic Quinton” by Michael Hall and Bernard Taylor
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING STARTS AT 7:45 PM
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS USUAL THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JANUARY 2019!!!
Tuesday 12th February 2019 – “Discovering Moor Pool”
Moor Pool garden suburb was founded in 1907 by John Sutton Nettlefold, a member of the Guest Keen & Nettlefold Family. He was a pioneer of town planning and the first Chairman of Birmingham’s Housing Committee. A fascinating talk on an area that is very close to us all here in Quinton.
Tuesday 12th March 2019 – “Hidden Bournville & A Sweet Taste of Success” by Bob Booth
Bob Booth, the Bournville Society Chairman reveals rare historic photographs of Bournville, as we discover the hidden places of George Cadbury’s site and hear the fascinating stories behind them.
Tuesday 9th April 2019 – “Iron, Coal & Roses” by Keith Robinson
The talk charts the rise and fall of a 19th century Black Country family of ironmasters and colliery owners with concerns in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Moxley, Darlaston and Wednesbury. It also looks at the impact on their workers.
Tuesday 14th May 2019 “Remembering the Swinging 60s” by Mike Watkins & Wilma Hayes
Our speakers evoke memories of life in the 1960s to include TV, Music, Fashion, Sport in fact everything associated with that era. A fascinating light-hearted delve into our past.
Old Occupations by Richard Crutchley will now be featured on 13th August 2019