Stories from the Auction Room

This will be an entertaining talk from Steve Bruce, Auctioneer, about the business with many humorous tales and anecdotes about the characters involved, whom to trust and why – and who and what to avoid. He examines the costs of buying and selling at auction, how to choose the best auction house – and how to get the best bargains at auction. He also relates some of the humorous experiences he’s had during 50 years as an auctioneer and valuer working across the UK.

Where – Knowle Village Hall
When – Monday 17th June 2019 at 8pm


Next weekend – Saturday 22 June

A fun challenge for the family, seeking the answers to a dozen simple posers around the village centre shops.
Collect your treasure maps from the Library at any time from 10.15am and return your correct answers by 2.30pm to be in with a chance of taking home the treasure (a £20 voucher, all correct answers will go into a prize draw at the end).


Organised by The Knowle Society with the support of our local retailers.

Down Your Way

Every Street, Road, Lane etc, has had its own name since early times.  Where do the names come from, and why does every village, town, city etc have one particular street name in common – “HIGH STREET”.  What do some of the names tell us about the past history of our towns and villages?  Often roads and streets were named after a destination, person, landmark, geographical feature etc.

We thought it would be interesting to explore some clues that local street names give us about the development and history of Knowle – what was the meaning behind Kixley? Who was Cook Close named after and other interesting facts such as – why are streets wider than lanes.

The exhibition explores our research from Local History archives and maps, and is illustrated not only through photographs but also through the wonderful paintings by Mike Humpreys, our local artist.

Come and find out the answers to these questions and learn more about the street names of Knowle by visiting our exhibition. ‘Down Your Way’ in the Local History Centre upstairs in Knowle Library. The exhibition is free to view at any time during library opening hours and Stewards are on duty every Saturday morning 10am – 12pm

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The society is reviewing the start time of our monthly talks at the village hall. The current start time is 8pm. If there is a consensus for an earlier start at 7.30pm, then the society will consider making the change.

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