Vote on the best start time for the monthly talks.

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.

Please vote in the box below.

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Shipwrecked in Antarctica !


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.


Whilst our friends across the pond are letting off their fireworks and waving their stars and stripes on Thursday this week, we in the UK will be marking our tenth annual Independents Day.

Yes, July 4th was earmarked in 2010 as the day to celebrate and support independent traders, retailers and other businesses and has grown in prominence ever since.

This year, as (largely) Knowle residents we have a growing concern about the future strength of our High Street in the wake of more closures and are recognising the importance of our independent shops and restaurants etc in keeping the economic centre of our village as a thriving place with a distinct character.

So, why not make a special point of supporting Knowle’s independent businesses on Thursday. Whether to get a couple of steaks,  meet your DIY requirements, buy a gift and a card, treat your pet or relax over a coffee and/or something to eat.  Our independent outlets have it all.

And then, think for the future, what opportunities are there for you to give more regular support to the businesses we want to continue succeeding at the heart of our village for years to come.

Meanwhile, social media buffs can follow the Independents Day action using the local, Solihull, and national hashtags – #ShopLocalSolihull and #ukindieday.

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.