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.


Village Hall full for talk by Revd Canon Dr James Woodward

A packed Village Hall greeted the former Master of Temple Balsall returning to the area after three years to speak on his work at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Understandably a large proportion of the audience was suspected of being former ‘groupies’ from Temple Balsall but the subject also held a wider interest. James’s combination of dry wit, reputation for excellence on the subject of ‘ageing’ and recent experience on the Falconer Commission on Assisted Dying, his discretion in respect of his current Royal connections, his natural expression of his Christian faith and the work of the Chapel were also a big part of the draw and his talk was very well received.

The evening was only marred by the break-in and theft of a satnav from his car parked outside the Village Hall while he was speaking to The Knowle Society.