Bartley Green District

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We are seeking photos and information on those men of the district who served in WW1.  Those that died

have been researched, although any additional information would be welcome, and are looking to  include

everyone who served in the 1914-18 war. 

Please contact Lynn Weaver 074 1913 6367 or or download the pdf form and send to us.

WW1 Questionnaire




Ten men of the district who lost their lives during WW1 will be commemorated next year.  If you are, of know of,

a descendent please get in touch.  Samuel Cutler, David & Wilfred Inston, George Nicholls, Stanley Payne,

Walter Perry, Arthur Satchwell, Howard Rose, Lewington Waldron and Leslie Witherford.






Lapal Canal Trust - Walk the Line 2017

Saturday 16th September at 12 noon.

Non-members are welcome

Meet noon in Selly Oak Park by the Scout Hut off Gibbins Road towards junction with Harborne Lane.  Please park

in the Scouts' car park.  The walk to Halesowen is approximately 5 miles.  Please bring a picnic lunch.  The walk route is through Woodgate Valley Country Park stopping at the Visitors' Centre before continuing on to Halesowen.  Transport back to cars left at Selly Oak will be made available.  If you wish to join please let Tony Whateley know so we have some idea of numbers:  07751 100810 or


Bartley Green Social Club 60th Anniversary




60p off draught beers, Friday prize bingo, raffle tickets on sale now, Saturday afternoon local history group display,

The Slaters on the evening, Sunday Show-time and raffle draw, Monday family fun day in the car park.  If you

have any paperwork, memories or photos please contact the History Group or the Club.




St Michael & All Angels Churchyard

As previously stated, Stage 1 is now complete.  Unfortunately, due to funding and circumstances beyond our control, Stage 2, (to return the perimeter to its original wall and railings) has been put on hold.  However, we are still keen to have contact with people whose relatives are interred here.

2016 Spring Newsletter (extracts)  




The committee had permission to verify just how big a boundary stone was in the Country Park. A pleasant few hours was spent in congenial company undertaking the task. 


The Victoria Cross presentation was given at St. Peters R.C. Primary School.

Dec. 2015


Several of the committee (we now form part of the Bartley Green Centenary Committee) undertook a trip to Runnymede where one of the men from the district is commemorated for WW2.


Two of the committee were invited to attend the unveiling of the ’Walk of the Heroes’ for Birmingham Victoria

Cross recipients at the Hall of Memory in Birmingham.




We held our annual Meet & Greet evening with photo albums and transcribed documents available to view.  It

was good to see new faces and have the opportunity to chat with one another.  Pupils from KEFW came along

to talk about a Project they are undertaking for their A-Level Course. 




The Bartley Green Centenary Committee held an event for two men of the district, Joseph Hodgetts and Harvey Blundell, who

lost their lives in WW1.  The family descendants were a nephew, gt. nephews and niece and gt gt nephew




An excellent presentation given by Bob Booth on Cadbury History, on the factory and building of Bourneville rather than the making of chocolate.



Several contacts had been made regarding postcards of the district, photos taken in the 70s from a surveyor who worked for Bryant's and information relating to the Gospel Hall in Jiggins Lane. 

If you know of an event that may be of interest please let us know and we will add here