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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2017


Public Talks

The Society runs a programme of public talks and social events throughout the year, two in the afternoon and two in the evening, held at the Guild House unless otherwise stated. Tea or coffee is served before the meeting, at 2 p.m. in the afternoon and 7 p.m. In the evening.  Meetings start with a short time for notices, followed by the main talk and questions.  Meetings end by 4.30 p.m. in the afternoon or 9.30 p.m. in the evening.  The Society aims to hold evening talks in the lighter nights, usually in April and October.


There are usually two talks on Knowle itself, with in-house speakers; the other two talks are on the surrounding area with outside speakers.  They are advertised in the Society's newsletter, Knowle Parish Magazine and on posters round the village.  We also inform other societies with which we have contact, and hope that notice of our meetings will be included in the literature of Warwickshire Local History Society.   Talks are open to the public.  Entrance is free to everyone, but non-members are asked for a donation.  Donations for coffee are also appreciated.



Social Events

There are two social events a year, open to members and their guests only.  As numbers for a summer outing dwindled, these comprise a buffet supper or strawberry tea in the summer and a luncheon at the Wilson Arms in the Spring.


Exhibitions

The Society mounts a number of exhibitions during the year, each on a particular theme of village life.  In addition, we normally present an exhibition for Heritage Open Days in September.


Outside Events

The Society usually takes a stall at a number of fetes in and around Knowle.  In addition, we are often asked to give talks to other organisations.  We are particularly pleased to help Knowle C of E Primary Academy when asked.



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Talks & Social Events. Exhibitions. Outside Events. Future Programme.

Talks  & Social Events 2017

Wednesday February 22nd

Guild House 2.30 p.m.

Talk: The Farms of Knowle

Speaker: In house

Saturday in March

Wilson Arms 12.30 p.m.

Spring Lunch.  Date to be confirmed.

Wednesday April 19th

Guild House 7.30 p.m.

Talk: Compton Verney

Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Pinches


Wednesday July 19th

Guild House 7.30 p.m.

Social Evening and Slide Show

Woodward’s Knowle , photographs of Knowle in the early 20th century taken by Mr. Woodward.

Members and guests only.

Wednesday October 18th

Guild House 7.30 p.m.


Annual General Meeting

Talk: The White Swan & The Red Lion

Speaker: In House


Tuesday November 21st

Guild House 2.30 p.m.

Talk: John of Gaunt

Speaker: Jan Cooper


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Exhibitions in Knowle 2017

At Knowle Library (Ground Floor) unless otherwise stated

Spring

The Farms of Knowle

July

Oxfam Books & Music (shop window)

The Farms of Knowle (short version)

To be confirmed

Autumn

The White Swan & The Red Lion


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Exhibitions at Solihull Central Library 2017

Local Studies Department, First Floor

Exhibitions may be on show for longer than the advertised time if space is available.

A second exhibition will be on show later in the year if time permits.


April 4th to June 6th

The Place Names of Knowle


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Events for Heritage Open Days 2017

Knowle Parish Church Saturday September 9th

To be confirmed at times to be Advised

Members of the Society will be on hand

to answer questions about Knowle’s early 15th century church

Plus exhibition: Kenilworth Road


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Outside Events 2017

Events further to those listed below are likely.  

Details of unconfirmed events will be announced when known.

Visitors may be welcome at talks for organizations other than private clubs.  Those interested in attending please contact the organization direct or the Society on 01564 775887 or

email us at knowlehistory@yahoo.co.uk



TALK: THE GREAT WAR IN KNOWLE

The Home Front in Knowle, from the disappearance of the young men of the village in 1914, the war effort in the village and the return of those who survived.

Monday February 20th for Dorridge U3A History Group.  Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club 10.30 a.m.

Monday March 6th for Shirley Men’s Supper Club.  Shirley Methodist Church.  

Supper 7.30 p.m.  Talk 8.30 p.m.  Private club.

TALK: KENILWORTH ROAD

A tour along the original main street through Knowle, passing through the  oldest part of the medieval village.  

Monday February 20th  for Solihull Local History Circle.  Solihull Methodist Church Hall 7.45 p.m.

Thursday in March for McCarthy & Stone.  Ravenshaw Court 11 a.m.  Private event.

TALK: THE CANAL THROUGH KNOWLE

That other world, apart from the bustle and noise of High Street. The history of the short stretch of the Grand Union canal which passes through Knowle from 1799 to the present day.

Tuesday February 21st for Solihull Inner Wheel.  2 p.m.  Private club.

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TALK: THE MERMAID & GRESWOLDE ARMS

The history of one of Knowle’s most prominent inns, including its origins in the late 17th century, when it was owned by the Greswolde family, its time as Knowle’s main coaching inn and evolution to the modern hotel it is today.

Thursday March 9th for Solihull Ladies’ Probus  Hogarths Hotel 12.30 p.m.  Private club.


TALK: A THOUSAND YEARS OF KNOWLE

A chronological history of Knowle from the Norman Conquest to the present day.

Monday May 22nd for Eastern Green History Society

VISIT: A TOUR OF KNOWLE PARISH CHURCH & GUILD HOUSE

Monday July 24th for Eastern Green History Society.

Subject to the agreement of Knowle Parish Church.  To be confirmed.


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Future Programme