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Online Exhibition Video for Heritage Weekend

With the Library closed and preventing our using Exhibition programme, we have ventured into the creation of mini online exhibitions. We have started with one of our historic inns, a Grade II listed building. Originally called the Rising Sun, it is now a popular pub/restaurant with a landmark site in the village. We are delighted to break new ground with by launching Part One of this exhibit for Heritage Weekend 2020. Watch out for two more instalments to follow.
The file can be downloaded here as mp4

The file can be downloaded here as wmv

Knowle Heritage Walks

Knowle Heritage Walks have been launched by Knowle Society and Visit Knowle to provide walking routes that cover many of Knowle’s heritage buildings, many of them nationally listed, and landmarks and provide snapshots of their history.

There are now two walks with a third being planned. The two available now are:

Walk One – Knowle High Street (available as a pdf or as webpages)

A three quarter mile stroll through the heart of the village.

Walk Two – Cottages and Locks (available as a pdf or as webpages)

A one and a half mile route along historic routes out of the village and the Grand Union canal


The Government has announced increased restrictions to control the ‘spike’ in infections.  There are new general rules in England and further tightening for residents of Solihull, Birmingham and Sandwell due to local increases in cases.

In England:-

When seeing friends and family you do not live with you should:

  • meet in groups of 6 or less
  • follow social distancing rules
  • limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time
  • meet people outdoors where practical: meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting people indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation

For more detailed rules see:-

For local residents:-

If you live in the affected areas, we advise that you should not:

  • host people you do not live with in your home or garden, unless they’re in your support bubble
  • meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside of the affected areas, unless they’re in your support bubble

Your household is defined as the people you live with and any support bubble.

A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household (on an exclusive basis).

Households within a bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight and visit public places together.

For more information, including exceptions, see:-


After a very successful launch on Saturday, the application for funding from the levy on development in Knowle has been submitted to the Council.  We are hoping this will cover a substantial part of the cost, but donations (small or large) from all sources are still needed.  Personal and company donations will be gratefully received.  For an outline of the plan and to donate, please go to :-