The Bower Family Exhibition

“The present exhibition in the Local History Centre “The Bower Family & Knowle Lodge” has only three more weeks  left to run.

This exhibition features the history of the local Bower family, of the move to Birmingham from Newent in the mid 1700s by one member of the family, Edward, and the eventual move to Knowle in 1860 by one of Edwards grandsons, also Edward, and their lives thereafter.  We finish the exhibition with a brief synopsis of our late Dr Bower’s life and his devotion and contribution to the village and people of Knowle.

There are lots of lovely old and newer photographs to look at beginning in the early 1800s and we hope you’ll try to come along and see the exhibition before it finishes at the end of June. If you do make it, we would be very pleased if you could sign our visitor’s book which is usually on the table or on one of the cabinets.”


New look website

Welcome to the new look website. On the 1st June 2017, we launched a revised website with a fresh and modern look. The site is designed to display on mobile devices as well, adapting to the smaller screen size. Stories can be searched for by both date and category and the past editions of all our newsletters can be read.

Forthcoming Events


The Role of the Conservation Officer

Monday, 19 June 2017 – 8:00pm

Knowle Village Hall


Martin Saunders – Solihull Council


Walk – Hampton in Arden Walk – Lake, Fields and Former Railway 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 – 7:00pm

Meet at Recreation Centre & Sports Ground Shadowbrook Lane

Led by Mike Fisher
Postcode B92 0DQ
3.5 miles

Deliberate damage to vehicles reported

We have received reports of cars having their paintwork deliberately damaged.  These incidents have occurred to cars parked near Knowle Park, some parked on the pavement, some parked in driveways.  The Police have been informed and have requested that anyone who has had such damage caused recently or in the next few weeks should report it.  Please use the Police non-emergency number 101 for this purpose.  This will enable them to determine whether there is any pattern to the incidents and take measures.