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:

April 8th                  Peaky Blinders    Paul Leslie Line

May 13th                  Erdington as I Remember from 1940 – 1950 David Lewis

June 10th                 Medieval Surgery  Kevin Goodman

July                            Visit to Aston Hall

August 12th              The Girl from Guildford Street  Gina While

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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