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Erdington Historical Society was re-formed in 1985 after a lapse of thirty years. The Society has around 60 members and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Lighthouse room at St. Barnabas.
The focus of each meeting is a talk, often by guest speakers, and topics covered during 2017 included:
- Early History of Jazz
- Birmingham Sporting Venues
- The History of Four Oaks Park Estate
- History of Honey
- Lighthouses & Sea Rescue in the UK
- The Battle of Tewksbury
- The History of Birmingham Fire Service
Events included a trip to the famous Newman Coffin Works Museum in Birmingham and the Christmas quiz.
Meeting dates coming up include:
12th February The History of the Spitfire and the Castle Bromwich Factory – Gordon Macmillan
12th March History of the Bull Ring and members reminiscences of it – Graham Hollister
9th April Tales of a Town Crier – Ken Knowles
14th May A History of Weston Park – Brian Miller
Members also recently spent 18 months researching the WW1 war graves in the St. Barnabas church yard and produced a wonderful, commemorative booklet with the help of project leader, Billy Carslaw and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here to view the booklet.
New members are always welcome. The membership fee is just £5.00 per calendar year and then £1 per meeting for members. Visitors can attend a meeting for £2.00.
To join or for more information contact us on 0121 306 4820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.