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South Yardley History Group

South Yardley History Group has been running for several years now. In 2006 the library took over the running of the group. The days and times of the sessions were changed and since then the number of members have grown vastly.

We offer a friendly relaxed visit with a speaker or visits out to history sites.

The group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm.

Membership is a year or a session for visitors. You can also buy a cup of tea and a biscuit for 20p.

For any enquiries phone 0121 464 1944 and ask for Debbie or e-mail south.yardley.library@birmingham.gov.uk

Past meetings

Previous speakers/events have included:-

  • John Cadge on Arthur Lowe
  • Visit to Harvington Hall
  • Peter Woodbridge on the changing face of Birmingham
  • Fred Woodley on the Dulcimer
  • George Hook on Pearl Button Making
  • Brian Jones on the Pen Room
  • Chris Pitt on the history of horseracing in Birmingham
  • Ken Hughes on Sauce Tea and Custard
  • Jim Whorwood on A year in the life of the Birmingham lord mayor

  • Joanne Gloger -on There's more to the needle than meets the eye

  • Jane Arnold on WW11 home front and rations

  • Graham Sutherland on English Eccentrics

  • Val Combe & Edna Somen on Small Heath Now and Then Part 2

  • Visit out on Forge Mill Needle Museum

  • Laurence Ince on Charles Dickens, Warwickshire and the great Jennens Case

Richard Albutt talked about the Digital Handsworth project and web site
and Chris Upton discussing the "Back to Back in Birmingham" project.

Download the Back to Back in Birmingham leaflet - 683Kb PDF here. ( Information about attachments).

We have also had visits to Blakesley Hall and Hay Hall.

Yardley History
Digital Handsworth Project