KNOWLE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
EVENTS COMING UP
A list of outside events and talks to other organizations is shown on the programme page. Visitors may be welcome at talks, other than those to private clubs. Anyone wishing to attend please contact the organization direct or the Society on 01564 775887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to the Society’s programme page to see a list of those coming up
Illustrated Talk: The Canals of Lapworth & Rowington
Wednesday February 21st at 2.30 p.m. at the Guild House
Speaker: Nick Holmes (Lapworth Local History Group)
Tea served from 2 p.m. All welcome. Entrance free.
Right: Drawbridge on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal at Lapworth, early 1900s
Illustrated Talk & Exhibition: Farming Life in Knowle
Talk: Wednesday April 18th at 7.30 p.m. at the Guild House.
Speaker: In House
Exhibition: April 24th to May 8th at Knowle Library (downstairs)
Following a talk on the central Knowle farms in 2017, the second of two talks on the farming community in Knowle when it was an agricultural village, which it remained until after the Second World War. Including a brief look at the outlying farms, milk, sheep, etc., plus businesses such as wheelwrights and saddlers which supported the farms.
Right: Clare Burman with a lamb at Waterfield Farm.
Exhibition: Knowle in the Horse Age
April 9th to June 4th. Solihull Central Library (1st Floor)
Travelling to and from Knowle on horseback in medieval times; canal horses; farm horses; inns & coaching; tradesmens’ horses; taxis & couriers; the hunt, etc. etc. Ending with a small section on Riding for the Disabled.
Right: Gumley Wilson, Lord of the Manor of Knowle, on Go Easy.
Exhibition: Knowle on Wheels
June 4th to July 30th. Solihull Central Library (1st Floor)
The End of the Horse Age * Canal Boats * Farm Vehicles
Tradesmen’s Vehicles * The Fletchers & Capel’s Transport
Buses & Taxis * Bicycles * Motor Cycles * Private Cars * Garages * Celebrations * The Modern Era * Nostalgia
Right: A 1927 Morris Oxford.
Exhibition: Images of Barston
April 14th/15th at Barston Memorial Hall
Items relating to Barston from the Society’s archive will be on show, plus a display of the Society’s activities.
Right: Cottages at Barston (undated)
Saturday March 10th 2018 at 12.30 p.m. At the Wilson Arms
Members and guests only.
This enjoyable annual event will take place as usual. Members will have received a call notice with the latest newsletter.