As announced in the January 2008 newsletter, the Society has now acquired a new eight foot projection screen for use in the Village Hall for its illustrated meetings.
Illustrated presentations at Society meetings have been slightly diminished in the past by the effect of a coloured wall and lights and cables on that wall obstructing the projected image. By purchasing a large screen and using the traditional benefits of a raised stage, it is now hoped that all members and visitors will enjoy a greatly improved view at future meetings.
Please note that there is an error on the 2008 Programme Card distributed with the January Newsletter on the right-hand inside page – the date of the 2008 Heritage Open Day should be Saturday 13th September (not 11th as shown).
The Christmas Lights switch-on was again attended by a large crowd confirming the popularity of this annual cooperative event between the Knowle Traders, the Knowle Society, Knowle Parish Church and Arden School with further help from Solihull Council staff.
Father Christmas was in attendance when carols were led by the Vicar, The Revd. Canon Michael Parker and Hannah Brown from the church and accompanied by The Ardennaires from Arden School. This popular event was very well attended, though with no snow as in 2006. The Traders had done very well getting all the lights in the streets set up and lit by Solihull Council. The Knowle Society provided and lit the Christmas Tree and arranged the event for the Village.
A nearly full house was experienced for a popular and personal talk by Mrs Spelman.
Although Chairman of the Conservative Party, her talk was strictly non-political in content and spoke of life in politics as a working mother.