As is the tradition in Knowle, the Ceremony of placing wreaths at the Cenotaph took place on the Sunday before Remembrance Day.  Many Village organisations were represented, Knowle Society by the Chairman, Bill Bohanna who placed a wreath on our behalf.

This might be the last year the temporary Cenotaph is used.  There are plans to refurbish and improve the original War Memorial that stands in the Churchyard.

Grimshaw Hall

Our exhibition on the above ancient (circa 1560), beautifully restored building is now showing in the Local History Centre (upstairs in Knowle library), and is free to view at any time during library opening hours.


As seen through the foliage on Hampton Road whilst on one of Knowle Society’s organised walks.

New exhibition in the library

We are launching a series of Exhibitions called “Knowle’s Historic Houses” and the first of these will be a focus on Grimshaw Hall.  It will open in July and be on display until the end of September in the Local History Centre on the first floor of the Library.

This will be a must for anyone interested in the history of this fascinating and historic building through four and a half centuries up to the present day.

The Bower Family Exhibition

“The present exhibition in the Local History Centre “The Bower Family & Knowle Lodge” has only three more weeks  left to run.

This exhibition features the history of the local Bower family, of the move to Birmingham from Newent in the mid 1700s by one member of the family, Edward, and the eventual move to Knowle in 1860 by one of Edwards grandsons, also Edward, and their lives thereafter.  We finish the exhibition with a brief synopsis of our late Dr Bower’s life and his devotion and contribution to the village and people of Knowle.

There are lots of lovely old and newer photographs to look at beginning in the early 1800s and we hope you’ll try to come along and see the exhibition before it finishes at the end of June. If you do make it, we would be very pleased if you could sign our visitor’s book which is usually on the table or on one of the cabinets.”