Christmas lights switched on

This annual event was a great hit as usual. A cooperative venture between The Knowle Society and Knowle Traders, it enjoys the support of the Knowle & Dorridge Lions Club, the Parish Church, the Ardennaires (from Arden Academy) the police, friends from the Royal British Legion and of course Father Christmas himself. The event is a significant start to Christmas for young and old and is an important part of the traders’ bid to attract and retain business into Knowle.


This popular annual event is being held on Monday 26th November at the usual time of around 4.15-4.30 (we can never be quite sure exactly when Father Christmas will arrive as travel conditions in the Arctic can be quite severe at times). Because he is going to be so busy (it seems that a lot more children have been really well-behaved this year) he has asked us to bring it forward by one week from the date advertised in the Society’s green Programme Card. Of course we were happy to oblige and the traders are making a special effort to put up the lights in good time. The tree erecting team is visiting the gym to get those muscles in trim for hauling up a monster tree and the Ardennaires are putting in extra rehearsals to be ready in time for the carol singing. We just hope that someone has bought the Vicar a new book of jokes for his birthday! (16th Oct 2012)

Successful quiz evening

Our 2012 social event was a Quiz with a Fish & Chip supper held on 15 October at Knowle Village Hall.

Seventy-two people in 12 teams participated, answering a range of questions on interesting & diverse topics, including a round based on our booklet “50 Years of Knowle Society”!! The competition was closely contested, resulting in a win for the Chantry Heathers.

A big Thank You to Quizmaster Steve for providing an entertaining but instructive evening.




Saturday 29 September 2012

Please note that this is a date and venue change from Saturday 20 October 2012 at the Greswolde Arms Hotel, as previously advertised.



– King Prawn Rarebit on bruschetta with salad and a sherry and chilli dressing
– Parmesan crusted chicken with a sweet basil cream and wine sauce accompanied by seasonal vegetables
– Flambé apricots on baked brioche with Jersey clotted cream topped with Pistachio nuts
– Coffee with mints

Price £30 per head. To book tickets send a cheque payable to The Knowle Society to:

Leighton Jones, 23 Newton Rd, Knowle, B93 9HL

Please include:
– Your name
– Your address
– Your phone number
– The number of people you are booking for
– Any special dietary requirements.


Jubilee Kings & Queens Competition Winners

Bank Holiday Monday saw the celebration in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee – the High Street closed for a hugely successful event in which The Knowle Society had a stand with a display by Tommy Godwin, 1948 Olympic medallist and Knowle resident, a Wii cycling competition, a pluck-a-duck competition and outside on two beautiful thrones a competition for young children to be dressed as the best King and Queen. The Kings & Queens competition was judged by Councillor Diana Holl-Allen.

Our two Jubilees

We celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years of service to the nation 1952-2012 and The Knowle Society’s 50 years of service to Knowle 1962-2012.

We commend the DVD being filmed of the village celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and are pleased to make available here the booking form for that DVD.

Please note that previously an incorrect version of the poster was mounted on this website – the correct date for our Wii Cycling and Kings & Queens competitions and the visit of Tommy Godwin is Monday 4th June not Sunday as printed. We apologise for this error which therefore also crept into The Solihull News. All street displayed posters are correct.