Winter Programme

Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month (September to April) at 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).

Thursday 14th September 2023

A “des res” in Sutton Coldfield: Bishop Vesey’s stone houses

Stella Thebridge presents part of the programme for Birmingham Heritage Week in Sutton Coldfield (8th-17th September). Further information about the whole programme of events is at:

Stella talks about the history of the Vesey houses, and what still remains of them. Also, information about High Heath Cottage, which was recently sold.

Please note this talk will follow our AGM.

Thursday 12th October 2023

‘Taking Tradition into the Future’

A talk by Tony Kelly, Sales Manager of Firmin & Sons Ltd. The Company is famous in Birmingham for the manufacture of Cavalry equipment, seen by the World at the Coronation of King Charles III.

Thursday 9th November 2023

The Future of Sutton Coldfield: Planning, Conservation & Transportation.

A presentation by West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor, Andy Street CBE

Thursday 14th December 2023

‘An Admiral in Town’

Presented by Andrew Lound, a history of Admiral Lord Nelson, and his association with Birmingham.

In his own style, Andrew brings to life the history of many famous people.

Thursday 11th January 2024

‘Unravelling a mystery – the Streetly WW2 American Camp in Sutton Park’

A presentation by Keith Hopkinson, historian and author of a book titled The Forgotten Medieval Road.

Thursday 8th February 2024

‘Red Coats to Khaki.’

How the British Army changed from colonial police to a European Army.
Speaker: Richard Cartwright, Historian, re-enactor, and educator.

Thursday 14th March 2024

‘The West Midlands Lieutenancy, and our impact on the region’

A presentation by Deputy Lieutenant Mr. Simon Topman MBE, and Kate Canty, Clerk to the West Midlands Lieutenancy.

Thursday 11th April 2024

Midland Freewheelers Volunteer Blood Bikers – Helping Our NHS 24/7

An insight into the work of volunteer motorcyclists who respond to the NHS’S need for urgent medical deliveries.