Winter Programme

2018 - 2019

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 (donation £4.00). Refreshments available at meetings.


Thursday 12th September 2019

“Victoria’s Children” a talk by Judy Stephens on the Queen’s large and interesting family.

This talk will follow the AGM.

Thursday 10th October 2019

“Shot at Dawn” presented by David Bardell. Between 1914 and 1920, more than 3000 British soldiers were sentenced to death by court martial for many reasons. The talk centres on 309 of the men who were executed.

Thursday 14th November 2019

“Finding more in Sutton Park” presented by Dr Mike Hodder of Sutton Coldfield Archaeological Society.

Thursday 12th December 2019

“Wrong sex, Wrong instrument!” Presented by Maggie Cotton ARAM. The first female percussionist to play in a symphony orchestra, and for many years under Simon Rattle.

Thursday 9th January 2020

“Did Sutton’s Jacobites burn down Birmingham’s Temple?” in 1714. A talk by Elizabeth Allison.

Thursday 13th February 2020

“Humour in the Police” presented by Graham Jones, Retired Detective Chief Inspector

Thursday 12th March 2020

“Memories of Naval Shipbuilding” presented by David Roy. David served as an apprentice Naval Architect at J.S White’s of Cowes, working mainly on Destroyers, Frigates, Lifeboats and some commercial shipping.

Thursday 9th April 2020

“Our Royal Town in 2020” A talk by Andrew Mitchell MP.