Solihull Blossomfield

Monthly Core Meeting

Every month a core meeting is held on the first Monday of each month at Solihull Bowling Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull starting at 2pm.

The meeting format is generally a speaker for about an hour.

This is followed by a break for tea and biscuits. The second half of the afternoon is taken up with notices and a chance to find out and register for future events.

In August we hold a summer social & in December we have a Christmas lunch


Dates for your Diary
Ambling
Mon Feb 10th Organiser Mike Ha and Ann
Mon Mar 9th Organiser Colin
Mon Apr 13th Organiser Kevin
Mon May 11th Organiser Doug
Mon Jun 8th Organiser Mike H
Mon Jul 13th Organiser Mike M
Mon Aug 10th Organiser Deni & Carol
Mon Sep 14th Organiser Mary
Book Group
Wed Feb 12th At Liz N's house 2pm

Book The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Wed Mar 11th At Liz H's house 2pm
Wed Apr 8th At Jean's house 2pm
Wed May 13th At Christine's house 2pm
Wed Jun 10th At Marina's house 2pm
Wed Jul 8th At Dianna's house 2pm
Wed Aug 12th Summer Social - details to follow
Wed Sep 9th At Shirley's house 2pm
Wed Nov 11th My dear, I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young
Core Meeting
Mon Feb 3rd Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull
B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

Speaker John Mayell
Mon Mar 2nd Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

History of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Speaker Kirsty Evans
Mon Apr 6th Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Shipwrecked in Antarctica

Speaker Georgie Hale
Mon May 4th Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

HS2

Speaker Jonathan Lord
Mon Jun 1st 20th Anniversary Event

Details to follow
Mon Jul 6th Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Friends of Solihull Hospital

Speaker Liz Steventon
Mon Aug 3rd Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Details to follow
Mon Sep 7th Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Annual General Meeting
Mon Oct 5th Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

Collar the Lot

Speaker David Hess
Mon Nov 2nd Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, Brick Kiln Lane, Solihull B91 3LE

Time 2pm

RMS Titanic

Speaker Sheila Parkes
Mon Dec 7th Christ Lunch

Details to follow
Current Affairs
Tue Jan 28th At David's house 2pm
Family History
Mon Feb 10th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Mar 9th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Apr 13th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon May 11th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Jun 8th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Jul 13th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Aug 10th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Sep 14th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Oct 12th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Nov 9th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
Mon Dec 14th IT room Solihull Library

Time 1.45pm to 3.45 pm
History Group
Tue Feb 11th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Castle Bromwich Local History Group and Coleshill U3A

Subject - History of Castle Bromwich including Hall and Gardens

Followed by Circletime
Tue Mar 10th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

The famous Quiz - aimed at jolliness not historic knowledge
Tue May 12th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Speaker - Mary Cherry

Subject - Elizabethan wives - better rich or better poor?

Followed by Circletime
Tue Jun 9th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Speaker David Allen

Subject The Fabians from GB's to EU

Followed by Circletime
Tue Jul 14th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Group event - subject to be confirmed

(Similar to 1854 and Brown/Green event as in previous years)
Tue Sep 8th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Speaker Michael Bennett

Subject Lloyd George

Followed by Circletime
Mon Oct 12th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Speaker Ian Sinclair

Subject History - understanding it - it's big sweep

Followed by Circletime
Tue Nov 10th Solihull Methodist Church Time 2pm

Speaker Pat Harris

Subject David Ben Gurion - First PM of Israel

(May be subject to alteration)

Followed by Circletime
Italian Group
Thu Feb 6th At Jo's house 10am
Thu Feb 20th At Jo's house 10am
Literature Group
Tue Jan 28th Social at Caroline's house

Time 12 noon

Let Caroline know if you will be attending
Tue Feb 25th Jean's book Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Tue Mar 31st Ann's book - Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Tue Apr 28th Marina's book - Details to follow
Tue May 26th Carolyn's book - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Local Studies 1
Wed Feb 19th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Electric cinema, Birmingham

Organiser Jenny
Wed Mar 18th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Birmingham Oratory

Organiser Lesley
Wed Apr 15th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Coffin Works, Jewellery Quarter

Organisers Alex & Anthony
Wed May 20th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Tamworth Castle

Organiser Yvonne
Wed Jun 17th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Hartlebury Castle

Organiser Anna
Wed Jul 15th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Avoncroft Museum

Organisers Carolyn & Ann
Wed Aug 19th Summer Social

Details to follow
Wed Sep 16th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to National Arboretum

Organisers Caroline & Mike
Wed Oct 21st Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Soho House

Organisers Helen
Wed Nov 18th Planning Meeting
Local Studies 2
Thu Feb 20th Visit to Council House, Birmingham

Organisers Mike
Thu Mar 19th Visit to Mechanical Technology Centre, Coventry

Organiser Doug
Thu Apr 16th Visit to Steelhouse Lane Lockup (Police Museum)


Organiser Chris & Brenda
Thu May 21st Lichfield Guided tour

Organiser Hilary

Details to follow
Thu Jun 18th Visit to George Hook & Co (Mother of Pearl), West Bromwich

Organiser Carolyn

Details to follow
Thu Jul 16th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Beckfords Silk / Toff Milway Pottery nr Evesham

Organiser Cheryl
Thu Aug 20th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Visit to Honington Hall

Organiser Norman Howlings
Thu Sep 17th Provisional - subject to confirmation

Guided tour - Leamington Spa

Organisers Derek & Barbara
Thu Oct 15th Visit to Stratford Theatre - Behind the Scenes

Organiser Val
Thu Nov 19th Planning Meeting

Organisers Mike & Hilary
Music Appreciation
Fri Feb 14th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme Dial M for Murder presented by Ann
Fri Mar 13th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme Movie Music Presented by Pat H
Fri Apr 10th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme Music for Easter Presented by Pat L
Fri May 8th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme Out of this world Presented by Mary W
Fri Jun 12th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme
Reach for the Sky Presented by Roger Edwards
Fri Jul 10th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme Land of the Free Presenter Janet S
Fri Oct 9th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme to be confirmed

Presenter Mike H
Fri Nov 13th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme to be confirmed

Presenters Barrie & Audrey
Fri Dec 11th Margaret Wharam Room, Solihull Methodist Church

Time 2pm

Programme - Members choice
Rambling Group
Wed Feb 5th Details to follow

Organisers Eileen & Mary
Wed Mar 4th Details to follow

Organiser Roger
Wed Apr 1st Details to follow

Organisers Liz and Iain
Wed Jun 3rd Details to follow

Organisers Pete & Mary
Wed Jul 1st Details to follow

Organiser Kevin
Wed Aug 5th Details to follow

Organisers Deni & Carol
Wed Nov 4th Details to follow

Organisers Marina, Liz and Sue
Wed Dec 2nd Details to follow

Organisers Roy and Cheryl
Social Dining
Thu Jan 30th Finest Catch, Stratford Road, Shirley B90 4EB

Time 7 for 7.30pm
Ukulele
Tue Feb 4th At Eileen's house 10am
Tue Feb 18th At Eileen's house 10am
Tue Mar 3rd At Eileen's house 10am
Tue Mar 17th At Eileen's house 10am
Wheelie Wobbly walking group
Wed Jan 29th Meet at The Railway Inn, 236 Grange Road, Dorridge B93 8QA

Time 11am