Erdington Historical Society

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 have 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:

10th December     AGM & Christmas Quiz with wine and nibbles!

January 14th         Ken in his Other Hats      Ken Knowles

February 11th        Castle Bromwich Airfield WW1 and Local Casualties   Chris John

March 11th             Debunking Myths and Misconceptions in the Civil War     Brian Miller

April 8th                 Peaky Blinders    Paul Leslie Line

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 erdingtonhistory@gmail.com

WW1 Graves at St. Barnabas – Commemorative booklet

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.

 

 

 

 

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