Past Exhibitions

  • Celebrations & Entertainments in Knowle (Apr 2016)
  • Knowle’s travels through time (The Geology of Knowle) (Jan 2016)
  • The 70th Anniversary of VE Day (May 2015)
  • Notable Buildings in Knowle – Part 2 (Feb 2015)
  • They were all heroes! (KVH – Aug 2,3,4 2014) – £260 also raised for welfare of injured soldiers at QE Hospital Birmingham.
  • Notable Buildings in Knowle. (Feb 2014)
  • Knowle Businesses over 100 years. (Oct 2013)
  • Coronation, 60th anniversary. (Jun 2013)
  • John Bowen, his life and his works – showing many photographs of his buildings in Birmingham, including the iconic Victoria Law Courts and the least iconic the old Midland Bank, now a cafe in Station Approach, Dorridge. (Feb-Jun 2013)
  • 50 Years of The Knowle Society together with a selection of photographs of old Knowle from 1889 onwards. (Oct 2012)
  • Showing of the Enclosure Map together with other old maps of Knowle and surrounding areas. Also on display were a selection of old posters and sale details relating to various old properties in the area. (8 Sep 2012 (Heritage Day)
  • Knowle Celebrations over the years (May 2012)
  • Guild House – 600th anniversary (Feb 2012)
  • Captain John Gimes (Jan – Feb 2012)
  • Paintings of Knowle by Mike Humphreys used in the Society’s 2012 Calendar. (Oct – Dec 2011)
  • Marjorie Blackburn – Concert Pianist (one in a series of Famous Local People) (June 2011)
  • Local Wartime Heroes (Feb 2011)
  • Whistles (Jan 2011)
  • Lady Byron and her connection with Knowle (10 Sep 2010)
  • Canals (Apr – Jul 2010)
  • Dorothy Ward – Panto star (Jan – Apr 2010) [The first in a series on local people]
  • The Revels Drama Group – Entertaining for 60 years (14 Dec 2009 – Jan 2010)
  • Bowser Bros. (19 Oct – 14 Dec 2009)
  • Greswolde Lido (24 Oct 2009 – one week – downstairs in the Library)
  • Henry Tonks, 1862 – 1937 (Aug – 17 Oct 2009)
  • Shops of Knowle (Mar – Aug 2009)
  • Panoramic View of High Street (1 Feb – Mar 2009)
  • Then and Now – Photographic comparisons of buildings and places in Knowle (5 Sep 2008 – 31 Jan 2009)
  • Historic Knowle – Part 2 (Downstairs in the Library, 1-13 Dec 2008)
  • Historic Knowle – Part 1 (6-18 Oct 2008)
  • Scouting in Knowle ( 15 May 2008 – 5 Sep 2008)
  • A Walk through Knowle highways and byways in the village in earlier days (27 Mar 2008 – 10 May 2008)
  • A Walk along Knowle High Street (14 Apr 2007 – Dec 2007 – Library then closed for refurbishment)
  • A Century of Curtis’s Bakery (1 Sep 2006 – 14 Apr 2007)
  • Chester House (1 Jun – 31 Aug 2006)
  • A Tribute to Dr. Bower (1 Mar – 31 May 2006)
  • Johnsons Garage (1 Dec 2005 – 28 Feb 2006)
  • Knowle in Trafalgar Year (1 Sep – 30 Nov 2005)
  • Images of Knowle – VE / VJ Day 60th celebrations (9 July 2005)
  • Peace and Remembrance Knowle: May-August 1946 (1 May – 31 Aug 2005)
  • The Red Lion (1 Feb – 30 Apr 2005)
  • Images of Lodge Road (1 Nov 2004 – 31 Jan 2005)
  • American Interlude – Preparing for D-Day in Knowle (2004)
  • Gumley Wilson, Squire of Knowle (2004)
  • Farewell Maddocks (2004)
  • Goodbye Sodens – history of the butcher’s until closure in 2001 (2003)
  • Knowle Parish Church – Heart of the Village 1403-2003 (2003)
  • Knowle Celebrations – HM Queen’s Jubilee & Knowle Society’s 40th (2002)
  • The history of Dorridge (2001)
  • 1000 years of Knowle (2000)
  • The canals through Knowle (1999)
  • Walter Cook – The Founder of Knowle Church (1997)
  • The Farms of Knowle (1991)
  • Knowle characters (?)
  • Place names of Knowle (?)
  • Knowle in retrospect (1986)
  • The Berrow Inheritance – A Century of the Cottage Homes (1986)
  • Wartime Knowle (1985)
  • Knowle – an illustrated talk (1983)
  • Knowle Lodge – the Rise and Fall of a Local Estate (1982)
  • A Tribute of Eva Wootton (1981)
  • Springfield House – the Story of a Knowle Estate (1981 & 1983)
  • The Buildings of Knowle (1981)
  • The Inns of Knowle (1979)
  • Village Shops of Yesterday (1978)