Summer Programme

 Each year from May to August we have an interesting and varied programme of outings. Non members are always welcome to join

Thursday 16th May 2019 5pm

A visit to the premises of Ian Hazel, 274, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2UH.
On arrival, tea and cakes will be served followed by an opportunity to hear of Mr Hazel’s efforts in creating an eco-friendly business.
The property has undergone major redevelopment which resulted in an ‘Innovative Saver’ award in 2016.
The visit should last about 1-1½ hours.
There is no fee charged but if you wish, a voluntary donation of £2 per person can be offered to the Civic Society.

Bookings by 1st May to Jagoda Thackray, by phone 0121 355 3830 or email

Wednesday 19th June 2019 2pm

Group visit to Arbury Hall & Gardens, Nuneaton Warwickshire, CV10 7NF
This lovely Elizabethan Mansion House with its 12th Century monastic origins was Gothicised during the second half of the 18th century. George Eliot was born on the Estate in 1819. The hall & gardens will be open exclusively for SCCS Members on this date.
The cost will be between £10 & £12.50 depending upon the number of people going. Refreshments are not included but the tea room does serve traditional cream teas at a cost of £5.65

Bookings by June 1st to Caroline Stubbs by phone 0121 308 4088 or email carolinestubbs01@

Wednesday 17th July 2019 1pm

Visit to ‘The Lock Up’ Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NW and exclusive to SCCS Members. This was previously the Central Birmingham Police Station.
The visit includes:
- A talk about the building history
- A talk about the history of the Armed Police Force
- View of the museum/cells
- Q&A’s
The visit should last approx. 2 hours. Its central location is easily found exactly opposite the Children’s Hospital.
The cost is £6.50 per person.

Bookings by 1st July to Jagoda Thackray, 58 Lichfield Road, B74 2NA. Cheques payable to Sutton Coldfield Civic Society.

Monday 12th August 2019 11am

Guided walk led by Robin Pearson, through Great Barr. An area which spans three different boroughs and has some links to Sutton Coldfield. Robin will point out the interesting buildings and history of the area.
We meet up at the ‘Scott Arms’ public house, corner of Newton/Walsall Rd, B43 6BN
The walking distance is approx. 1.5 miles and will take approx. 1 hour. Part of the walk will be on grassed area so suitable walking shoes are essential. The walk ends at the Malt Shovel PH, Newton Rd.
Travel to meeting point options:
- Drive and park at either Scott Arms or Malt Shovel.
- Take the number 5 bus from Sutton Gracechurch (opposite Nationwide BS), bus stop SC.
- Take the bus somewhere en route.
There is no fee for this event.

Booking by 1st August to Jagoda Thackray by phone 0121 355 3830 or email