Each year, in September, organisations and historic places celebrate their past history. This year Knowle Society Local History Committee is running several events about the history of Knowle.
SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10am – 3pm
‘THE WAY WE USED TO LIVE’
A display upstairs in Knowle Library of various artefacts from our archives and on loan, with an accompanying quiz aimed at children aged approx. 7 – 12 years old The winner will receive a £20 WH Smith’s gift voucher. There will also be something for younger children to do.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10am – 3pm
‘SCRAP BOOKS & PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS’
A variety of these from our archives and from different eras will be available for visitors to look through at their leisure throughout the day. Where possible copies may be ordered with the understanding that copyright lies with Knowle Society.
Also on 21 SEPTEMBER at 12 noon
‘TOUR OF CHESTER HOUSE (KNOWLE LlBRARY) & THE KNOT GARDEN’.
Chester House is the oldest building on the High Street and anyone wishing to know more about it and its history should assemble, depending on weather, either in the courtyard of the library or inside the reception area at 12 noon to join a conducted tour led by a Trustee Director of Knowle Society.
You will have seen my article in the recent Newsletter asking Members to consider paying their subscriptions by Standing Order (if they do not already do so). My thanks to those who have returned the form or set up a SO on-line. If you have not yet done so please would you help out the Newsletter distributors who also have to collect the subs. It will also make life less complicated for me.
If you need another copy of the form or the details to set up a SO on-line, just drop me an email at the address below.
DELIVERING THE NEWSLETTER
Mentioning the Newsletter distributors allows me to make a plea for some new volunteers. There are 92 Rounds that need covering and, while we are OK at the moment, there is a natural turn-over. If you feel that you could help, either on a one-off basis or through taking on a Round, please get in touch.
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.
Georgie Hale from Coventry, will tell the tale of her and her husband’s experience whilst being two of 154 passengers and crew on the MV Explorer when it sank in Antarctic waters after it (according to an official report) was driven too fast towards a “wall of ice” by an “inexperienced and overconfident” captain.
Come and hear how they survived this frightening experience.
The latest edition of our much appreciated and lauded Newsletter is on its way to you, or might even have arrived.
This happens because of nearly 100 active Members who write, proof read, arrange the printing, and distribute some 2000 copies every quarter. In the normal course of things, some of them find that they can no longer support us in this way. This quarter four of our stalwart distributors have had to hang up their boots for various reasons, so we are in dire need of new volunteers – can you be one?
Your involvement will be to deliver a batch of Newsletters somewhere in the area once a quarter and to collect the annual subscriptions. You will be provided with all the information you need.
If you’d like to know more, or put yourself forward, please get in touch.