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 *pound;1.50 for members; the entrance fee is still £2 for visitors (both payable at the door on arrival).

We are currently dealing with the sudden death of our Chairman. This may affect many aspects of our activities. Please regard the schedule below as provisional.

Tuesday 8th September 2020-“Selly Manor Museum-The Cadbury Connection”

Our speaker tonight is a member of the team at Selly Manor. The talk is the story of two of Birmingham’s oldest buildings, Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves which were saved from demolition and rebuilt in George Cadbury’s garden village of Bournville in the early 1900s.

Tuesday 13th October 2020- “The Story of Warley Woods, Past People and Park”

The return of an old friend of the society and chairman, Mary Bodfish. Mary will give us an illustrated presentation of Warley Woods, the people connected with the area, the park and of course Lightwoods House.

Tuesday 10th November 2020-“The festival of Britain” by Janice Andrews

The festival’s showpiece took place on the South Bank of the Thames site in the summer of 1951. it was a national exhibition and fair that reached millions of people curbed by years of war and crushed by austerity and gloom. The people wandered around the Dome of Discovery gazed at the Skylon but above all the Festival made a spectacular setting as a showpiece for the inventiveness and genius of British scientists and technologists.

Tuesday 8th December 2020- “A Night of Song with Naomi Butherway”

Tonight, will be the society’s traditional Wassail evening, when we have mince pies and punch. Tonight, will be a change from the usual as we will be entertained by the delightful voice of Naomi Butherway. Naomi has a lovely voice and has an excellent grounding in entertainment as part of the team at Warners Alvaston. She is also the society’s exercise instructor for the Tuesday class but not tonight!


Tuesday 9th February 2021- “Edgbaston Reservoir”-Norman Bartlam

Our talk tonight is self-explanatory; Norman informs me his presentation will include video footage, so possibly a nostalgic trip for many of us.

Tuesday 9th March 2021- “Do You Remember the 1950s”-John Billingham

Our speaker tonight will evoke memories from an era that most of the audience will be very familiar with, I am sure.