Christmas Lights


The Christmas Lights switch-on was again attended by a large crowd confirming the popularity of this annual cooperative event between the Knowle Traders, the Knowle Society, Knowle Parish Church and Arden School with further help from Solihull Council staff.

Father Christmas was in attendance when carols were led by the Vicar, The Revd. Canon Michael Parker and Hannah Brown from the church and accompanied by The Ardennaires from Arden School. This popular event was very well attended, though with no snow as in 2006. The Traders had done very well getting all the lights in the streets set up and lit by Solihull Council. The Knowle Society provided and lit the Christmas Tree and arranged the event for the Village.

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?