Tag: Kings Heath

Dogging up King’s Heath

Pointed out on Twitter over the weekend is that the opening titles of Childrens’ ITV ‘classic’ Woof! (plot: boy turns into dog at inopportune moments — Billy’s Boots with more fleas) are set in luscious King’s Heath. The dog wanders…

King’s Heath 1960

Spotted by Craig FoTS, this cine-film is great. It was : “filmed by the son of the owner of W.H. Rhodes, Glass & China shop, at 160 High Street. The film was made available to the Kings Heath Local History…

Who’s What, Where? When, Why and How?

I’m never sure about farmers’ markets. Not only to they present yet another apostrophe conundrum — organised as they mostly are by local business associations, i.e. groups of grocers — but there’s a tendency for the same farmers to traipse…

A night with the Woods, in the Heath

From Friends of the Stars… In the late 1990s in California Dorian Wood decided to track down his worldwide namesakes using the interweb and eventually got in touch with Birmingham-based Dorian Wood. Finding someone who shares your slightly out-of-the-ordinary name on the other…

Booze Hounds

Steve Gerrard shows us the result of his photoshoot with Envy and Other Sins (Envy is the one with the hat I think) – nice band photos, but the real beauty is the interior of the Hare and Hounds (who’ve…

Wild in the aisles

I’m not advising you to watch ITV, but if you really want to see King’s Heath’s Somerfield (and don’t actually want to go there, which might be sensible) then you can flick on the goggletube at 8pm tomorrow (Tues 18th)…