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Outside Events

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  

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.

Outside talks, etc

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)

Spring Lunch

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.

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