KNOWLE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
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The Society has always intended to publish booklets and leaflets, including the texts of exhibitions and talks in printed form. All are illustrated. At present only a few are available, but the Society plans to produce more as time and money permits. Past newsletters and leaflets are available to download.
Booklets and leaflets are printed in house and illustrated in colour unless otherwise stated. The Society keeps a small stock and prints extra copies as required. Booklets are in A5 format with a laminated cover. They are available from the Society, Knowle Library and the Oxfam Bookshop.
Booklets are listed immediately below. Newsletters and leaflets are at the bottom of the page.
The history of a timber-framed building which has been a butcher’s shop for over 200 years.
Right: John, David & Peter Lyons, with their mother, Pat (widow of Eric)
Booklet: “THE PRIDE OF LYONS ~ A BUTCHER’S SHOP IN HIGH STREET”
28pp illustrated. Price £4
Booklet "THE GRESWOLDE & MERMAID ARMS”
32pp illustrated. Price £4
The history of Knowle’s premier coaching inn and its part in the local community from the early 18th century to the present day.
Right: The Greswolde (on the left), early 20th century.
Booklet " THE CANAL THROUGH KNOWLE”
32pp illustrated. Price £4
The history of the Grand Union Canal as it passes through Knowle, its bridges & wharves, the pubs along its banks and those who worked on it.
Right: Kenilworth Road wharf, 1999
Booklet " THE GREAT WAR IN KNOWLE”
40pp illustrated. Price £4.50
the disappearance of the young men of the village to the War; support for them at home: news from the Front; the tragedy of HMS Black Prince; the requisition of horses: the Volunteer Training Corps; the Red Cross; celebrations as men returned home; and memorials to those who did not.
Right:A card sent from France by Mr. Gimes to his wife
If you would like to order any of the Society’s publications, please do so either with the order form which can be downloaded or by phone or letter if you prefer. Booklets are sent by 1st Class Royal Mail post in protective envelopes as soon as payment is received.
Booklet SPRINGFIELD HALL ~ A COUNTRY HOUSE IN KNOWLE
28pp. Price £3.50
Freckleton’s Dole * The Fishers & Richard Moland
The Boultbees * The Jacksons * The House
The Stables * Springfield VAD Hospital * The Staff
The Grounds * The Estate * Springfield House School
The Nature Reserve * The Environmental Centre
Right: Springfield, c. 1900
Booklet "THE PLACE NAMES OF KNOWLE”
40pp illustrated. Price £4
The origins of local names, old and new.
The Forest of Arden * The River Blythe
Knowle & Longdon * Purnells Brook * Field Names, Roads & Buildings including modern road names.
Right: High Street, with Briskers & Kingscote, c. 1900
Booklet " MEMORIES OF FOUR SEASONS”
24 pp illustrated. Price £2.503
Roslyn Croft, John Lyons, Sylvia Moody and Valerie Morton record their memories of growing up in Knowle.
Edited by Roslyn Croft.
Right: Elvers Green Ford, January 1989
Booklet "GUMLEY WILSON ~ SQUIRE OF KNOWLE”
28pp illustrated. Price £3.50
The story of Knowle’s charming but spendthrift 19th century Lord of the Manor, told mostly in his own words and those of his nephew.
Right: On Go Easy, 1838
Booklet " BOWLING IN KNOWLE”
28pp illustrated. Price £4
The history of the game of bowls in Knowle from the 17th century to the present day. Including: the first green in The Square and later ones at the village inns; the local clubs
Right: the new Bottom Green at Dorridge (Andrew Bryson)
Knowle ~ A Brief History
A brief outline of the history of Knowle from the start of its recorded history in 1200 to the present day. The same text as can be found in the About Knowle section.
Knowle Local History Society
A general leaflet giving the Society’s origins, its objectives and an outline of its activities.
Services to the Public
Outlines what the Society can do for local businesses, organisations, schools and genealogists. Includes research, providing speakers, guided tours of the village, etc.
The Knowle Records and Where to Find Them
A resumé of the main primary and secondary sources for Knowle and where they can be found. Includes a note on the Knowle boundaries.
Your House and Family in Knowle
Details of the most useful items for tracing your house and family in Knowle and where they can be found.
A full list of the Society’s publications
Illustrated Talks for Organisations
Details of the talks the Society can offer to organisations
Guided Tours of Knowle
Details of guided tours round Knowle the Society can offer to organised groups.
These are available in PDF form and may be downloaded.
Or click on the link at the top of the page.
The Berrow Inheritance is at editing stage. The Railway Station at Dorridge will be publlished as soon as possible. Far End ~ A House in Kixley Lane is planned for sometime in the future.
The Society has eight free leaflets available. The first is a printed version of Knowle ~ A Brief History, the other seven of them outlinewhat the Society does and the services it provides. Most of the information can also be found on this web site. They are available from the Society (see Contact Us on main menu) or can be downloaded.