Winter Programme 2017 - 2018





Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month (September to April inclusive) at our new venue, The Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1TF. Parking is available at the Trinity Centre.

Non-members are warmly welcome (admission £4.00). Refreshments available at meetings

 Thursday 14th September 2017: Councillor Louise Passey on "the work of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council". Followed by our Annual General Meeting.

Thursday 12th October 2017: Dr. Mike Hodder, Archaeologist, on "Virtually Walking Through Time". Walking Through Time is the title of the improved archaeological interpretation project in Sutton Park, partly funded by a grant of £6000 secured by the Civic Society. His talk will include a virtual walk along one of the six trails.

Thursday 9th November 2017: Stephen Roberts on "Life in Birmingham in 1889, the year Birmingham gained city status".

Thursday 14th December 2017: "Stamps will get you everywhere" - David Roy is a philatelist, and his talk will highlight special stamps issued to mark Christmas. Seasonal refreshments will be served at the meeting.

Thursday 11th January 2018: Roger Lea on "The History of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield Parish Church". A history of this Grade 1 listed building and some of its Rectors.

Thursday 8th February 2018: "Birds of Sutton Park" - a talk by Robert Skeats on the colourful and tuneful birdlife of this National Nature Reserve.

Thursday 8th March 2018: Rita Gries, of the Hams Hall Environmental Centre, on the "Tame Valley Wetlands Project". We have had talks in the past on Kingsbury Water Park and Middleton Lakes, now another section of the Tame Valley can be appreciated.

Thursday 12th April 2018: "The history of Freemasonry in the Sutton Coldfield Area" by Stephen Townsend.