Birmingham International Airport runway extension

Exhibition bus to be at Knowle and Dorridge.

An exhibition on the proposed airport runway extension is coming to Knowle and Dorridge and will be open to the public to visit on:

Thursday 29 Nov 2007 14.00-17.00 The Drum and Monkey, Bentley Heath

Thursday 29 Nov 2007 18.00-20.00 The Wilson\’s Arms (Toby Inn) Knowle

Society’s newsletters on the web

The Knowle Society has greatly extended the archive of online copies of its newsletter with the addition of nearly all newsletters from the Society’s start in 1962.

With a small number of exceptions all the historic collection of newsletters from the Society’s inception has now been scanned and archived on the Society’s website. An appeal to members through the January 2008 newsletter for the missing copies has resulted in several members kindly offering to provide the missing newsletters from 1997-2000 – these are now being prepared and will be uploaded to the website shortly. There is now just one year missing, 1967, can anyone help to fill that gap, we are missing three out of the four newsletters from that year?

Local History Centre closed while Knowle Library is refurbished

While Knowle Library is being refurbished during early 2008, the Knowle Society’s Local History Centre (LHC) which is normally located upstairs in the Library will also remain closed. The Society has been advised that the Library will reopen on Thursday 27th March. As yet no date has been fixed for the reopening of the LHC but it is will be few weeks after the library reopens.

The long-awaited refurbishment of Knowle Library commenced after the 2007 Christmas holidays and because of this The Knowle Society has closed and relocated its Local History Collection (LHC) temporarily during the period of refurbishment which is expected to last up to and including 26th March. Unfortunately during this period the Collection will not be available and the regular Saturday morning attended sessions will also be suspended. Inevitably the LHC’s own reopening will be further delayed after the Library reopens while the Society returns its collection to its old location. The reopening date of the LHC will be announced in the Parish Magazine and on this website.

The Society intends to use the time to catch up with cataloguing and hopes that new computer and networking facilities at the Library will enhance the service that can be offered after reopening.