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 13th March 2018-“Darling Elizabeth”-Mary Bodfish

Our dear friend and well-loved local historian, Mary Bodfish is back with us again for the latest talk in her extended repertoire. Tonight it’s all about the Queen Mother.

Tuesday 10th April 2018-“Zeppelin Night of Terror”-Ian Bott

When Ian was with us last in 2017 he asked if we had heard this particular talk, all about the Zeppelin bombing raid over the Black Country in 1916. It was meant for another part of the United Kingdom but Ian will tell us more on the evening.

Tuesday 8th May 2018-“-A History of Potting”-Annette & John Christophers

Annette and John have been making pots for over 50 years, they offer a talk on the history of potting beginning with the earliest urban settlements and ending with the Industrial Revolution in Stoke-on-Trent. The talk is light-hearted and hands on in part.

Tuesday 12th June 2018-“”Beatrice:The Cadbury Heiress” –Fiona Joseph plus our AGM

This year we move back to a Tuesday for the society’s AGM. The usual format beginning at 7.30pm with the Annual Reports followed by a plated supper and fruit punch. After that our speaker relates the story of the daughter of the chocolate dynasty, with all the advantages in life, troubled by the inequality round her, Beatrice decided to give back her family shares to the Bournville workers-with unexpected consequences. THE EVENING WILL BE ALL TICKET.

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.