SOLIHULL LOCAL HISTORY CIRCLE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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2022 SEASON OF TALKS

We are continuing our series of talks in 2022 still meeting at the main Solihull Methodist Church

PLEASE NOTE - IT IS REQUIRED THAT MEMBERS ATTENDING THESE TALKS SOULD WEAR MASKS ON THESE PREMISES

MONDAY 17th JANUARY - PAM EYRES - THE 'EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF OLTON' - its history starts with the settlement of Ulverleah but why was it so important.

MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY - DR KATE ROUND - STOURBRIDGE GLASS - A HISTORY - An explanation of how glass making came to Stourbridge. We will hear about the decorative techniques involved and the skills of the glassmakers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE HAD TO REARRANGE OUR MARCH MEETING. SAME VENUE BUT IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 28th MARCH

MONDAY 28th MARCH - MIKE BYRNE - HALL GREEN, A RURAL BACKWATER - A detailed history of this neighbouring Birmingham suburb.

MONDAY 11th APRIL (Please note that this is the second Monday of the month) - JOHN BERKELEY - WINGS OVER WARWICKSHIRE - Warwickshire may not have been the cradle of British aviation but it played a more significant part than most people realise.

MONDAY 16th MAY - LAURENCE INCE - A GRAVE HISTORY OF SOLIHULL - A look at some of the interesting persons who are buried in and around Solihull.

TUESDAY 21st JUNE - JOINT MEETING WITH SOLIHULL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY - JANE McARDLE - DIVINE BEAUTY, CONSERVING THE BURNE-JONES WINDOWS AT BIRMINGHAM CATHEDRAL - 7.45pm JOHN PALMER HALL, UNION ROAD, SOLIHULL

We will be starting our new season of talks in September 2021. The Circle, will for the next three months. be meeting in the Solihull Methodist Church. This will allow us to to be well spaced out when listening to the talks. We will not be providing refreshments but please feel free to bring your own. We hope members and visitors will enter the church at about 7.15pm. At our first meeting in September we will have a short AGM at 7.30 followed by the talk. At the other dates we hope to start the talks at about 7.30pm. Our programme for the remaining months of 2021 will be:-

Monday September 20th - PETER LYNN - THE HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNTRY PARKS.

Monday October 18th - DAVID & PAM HUMPHRIES - A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE OUTER CIRCLE BUS ROUTE. We were treated to the first half of the tour some time ago. Now these popular speakers return to take us around all the route in one evening.

Monday November 15th -

LAURENCE INCE - A GRAVE HISTORY OF SOLIHULL. -CANCELLED-

To be replaced by DAVID & PAM HUMPHRIES - THOSE DAMN TIN POTS. A history of the prefabs of Birmingham

Monday December 20th - CHRISTMAS MEETING

Solihull Local History Circle

With the latest situation regarding Coronavirus measures, it is necessary for us to temporarily cease our activities. This means that our planned evening meetings for April and June together with our AGM and dinner in May are cancelled, as are our Executive meetings scheduled for April and June.

As a consequence of being unable to hold an AGM, at which we would be appointing Malcolm Cox to take over as Treasurer and Alan Hunt to take over as Director, Nigel Cameron and I will continue in our present roles until an AGM can be held. I am most grateful to Nigel for volunteering to do this.

We realise this is extremely disappointing for all our members, especially as it means an increase in social isolation. Please feel free to contact myself by e mail or telephone on 0121 705 4516 if you wish. We will keep you all informed of developments and plan to stay in touch during this time.

Kind Regards,

Peter Lynn

Welcome to the new web site of Solihull Local History Circle. We are a society interested in the history and buildings of Solihull and district. We hold a series of lectures/talks regarding our local area with some topics taking in the larger Birmingham, Warwickshire and West Midlands area. We now meet at Solihull Methodist Church Hall. This is situated next to Solihull Railway Station had has plenty of parking. Most of our meetings take place on the third Monday evening of each month. Some of the meetings have a different date so please check our programme. We gather around 7.15pm for tea and coffee with the talks starting at around 7.45pm. The subscription to the Solihull Local History Circle for the season 2018-2019 is £15. Visitors are welcome and they pay £3 admission for one session.

Members of the Solihull Local History Circle on a visit to George Hook's Mother of Pearl Factory

OUR COMMITTEE

Director - David Hunt

Deputy Director - Allan Evans

Secretary - Laurence Ince

Treasurer - Malcolm Cox

Membership Secretary - Kathryn Clark

Committee Members - Adam Pearce, Celia Cox, Peter Lynn

For further information regarding the Solihull Local History Circle please feel free to ring Laurence Ince on 0121 7060204.