Please note that the newsletter incorrectly states the time of the Monday 16 November meeting ‘All the World’s a Stage’ as 8pm; it should be 2pm. The Diary also omits the 11am Boxing Day Walk.
Regrettably tonight’s talk by Sally Burton on ‘The Health Service in the Community’ has been postponed – it is hoped that a new date will be arranged later in 2009. We apologise also for having listed the talk on this website as being at 2pm instead of 7.30pm.
Good crowds, excellent policing and lots of excited children made this annual event another highlight in the community life of Knowle.
On what must have been one of the coldest afternoons ever for the event the Society’s Christmas Tree was switched on by Father Christmas on 1st December. The crowds however were not deterred from the occasion and the Society expresses sincere thanks to the Vicar, Knowle and Dorridge Round Table for arranging the transport for Father Christmas, Knowle and Dorridge Lions for the stewarding marshals, Midway Hire for the barriers, the Ardenaires for playing their instruments in very cold conditions and finally the local Police for assistance with traffic control. An ad-hoc committee of volunteers from the Society’s membership, namely John, Tony, Phil and Gary organised the event. The Traders’ street lights look as beautiful as ever. This event is now becoming a must in the annual calendar, but it should be remembered that all the contributions were made voluntarily and every effort should be made to continue this tradition.
66 people turned out for the Society’s first daytime meeting for several years and enjoyed a fascinating illustrated story by Colin Smith, a former chairman of the Society, of how Knowle grew from almost nobody at the time of the Domesday Book to 10500 in 2008.