What's on at your Society

Our meetings now take place at Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9AU (Opposite the Fitness Centre).
Ample parking available, please enter by the door in the right hand corner of the hall, then through the door on the left. The doors are open from 7.15pm (refreshments are available at about 7.25pm). The evening opens at 8pm with chair's announcements followed by the speaker for the evening.

Admission is £1.50 for members, £2 for visitors (payable at the door on arrival).

Tuesday 12th March 2019 – “Hidden Bournville & A Sweet Taste of Success” by Bob Booth

Bob Booth, the Bournville Society Chairman reveals rare historic photographs of Bournville, as we discover the hidden places of George Cadbury’s site and hear the fascinating stories behind them.

Tuesday 9th April 2019 – “Iron, Coal & Roses” by Keith Robinson

The talk charts the rise and fall of a 19th century Black Country family of ironmasters and colliery owners with concerns in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Moxley, Darlaston and Wednesbury. It also looks at the impact on their workers.

Tuesday 14th May 2019 “Remembering the Swinging 60s” by Mike Watkins & Wilma Hayes

Our speakers evoke memories of life in the 1960s to include TV, Music, Fashion, Sport in fact everything associated with that era. A fascinating light-hearted delve into our past.

Tuesday 25th June 2019 - “QLHS SPECIAL EVENING”- Starting at 7.30pm not the usual 8pm

The first thing to note is the date, not the usual second Tuesday in the month, the reason-

It is the society’s 20th Anniversary plus the launch of Dr Michael Hall’s latest book “Quinton - Dark & Wicked Place-Revisited”. The launch will include a guest appearance by Lord Cobham together with tea, coffee and nibbles. We will have copies of the book available and include a special gift with copies sold on the evening. If time permits we will conduct the society’s AGM at the end of the evening for MEMBERS ONLY, if this doesn’t happen the AGM will take place at the July meeting with a 7.45pm start.

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – Hagley Hall Landscape by Joe Hawkins

Tonight’s speaker is the Head of Landscape at Hagley Hall. I am sure he has many a tale to tell and will no doubt give us an insight to his work at this local landmark.

Tuesday 13th August 2019 - “Old Occupations” by Dr Richard Churchley

Alchemist, badgy fiddler, cooper or wheelwright-how did these people ply their trade? Our speaker tonight will enlighten us together with many more occupations from the past.

Tuesday 10th September 2019 – “Those Damn Tin Cans”-Pam & David Humphries

The talk tonight is about prefabs – hence the strange title. I am sure Pam & David will entertain and enlighten us all, as they have in the past.

Tuesday 8th October 2019 - “The Story of Woolworths” by Peter Bates

This is the story of how F W Woolworth built his retail empire in the Americas and Europe and what survives today. In addition it is about his life, avoidable death, the tragic life of his granddaughter Barbara Hutton and his grandson’s involvement with Wallace Simpson. The story will hopefully answer questions about the business strategy, success collapse and legacy.

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - “Brett-Young’s Birmingham” by Michael Hall

The society’s very own historian, author and Francis Brett-Young expert gives a Powerpoint presentation on many buildings in Birmingham that still remain today.