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Kingsbury WMC

Water Park

Lea Marston Leisure Centre

Use the tool bar on the left to access Kingsbury History Society website.

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100 Years of the WI being celebrated in September 2015

Members of the WI have decorated a tree in Kingsbury - click here to view

Parish Councillors invited to afternoon tea - click here to view

 

Best Foot Forward - Kingsbury Walking Group

Starting on Wednesday 6th August 11am at Kingsbury Methodist Church. For more information contact Steph on 01827 719271 or e-mail walking@northwarks.gov.uk

The group will walk for around an hour and go for refreshments afterwards at the Community Cafe.

Kingsbury in the News 1983 - 2013  publication from the Kingsbury History Society for details of how to purchase a copy click here.

 

Kingsbury/Baxterley Group of Parish Churches (Merevale/Hurley/Kingsbury/Baxterley/Wood End)

Website: www.kingbaxgroup.org.uk   Weekly newsletters and information can be found on their website.

New Priest in Charge is Reverend Dr. John White from October 8th 2014.  The Vicarage, Church Lane, Kingsbury, Tamworth B78 2LR  Tel: 01827 874252

Kingsbury Church have again been given a cheque for £750.00 to help towards the maintenance of the churchyard.  July 2016.

 

 

 

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For Kingsbury Youth Centre website follow the link:

http://www.kcyc.org.uk

Tel: 07773488082

E-mail:  enquiries@kcyc.org.uk

 

 

 

Open Surgeries will continue at Kingsbury with two doctors.

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New Play Area for Kingsbury, Church Lane - Officially OPENED 21st May 2011

 

 

 

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Kingsbury Handbell Ringers

 

        Kingsbury Church

Kingsbury Methodist Church

Whateley Phone Kiosk - Adopted by Kingsbury Parish Council

 

View from the Water Park

 

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 Kingsbury Swimming Pool

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The Pool provides many other activities/lessons/parties 

Tel 01827 875501

 

Holiday Fun swimming lessons and sessions all through the school holidays

 

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Kingsbury Swimming Pool

 

The swimming pool was originally built by Kingsbury Parish Council and opened in 1972, but was immediately conveyed to Warwickshire County Council who have met the running costs ever since.  Unfortunately, the Parish Council are not in a position to legally or financially take on the running of the pool.

Kingsbury School will be running the pool from 1st May 2012.

 

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*A new bench has been sited opposite the Water Park on Coventry Road, Kingsbury.  This was  funded by Kingsbury Parish Council and money from a Public Realms Grant from North Warwickshire Borough Council.

 

A new litter bin has been provided by the Mill entrance to the Water Park - June 2012

 

 

 

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Article about Kingsbury Oil Complex on the News Page

 

 

 

 

Some facts about Kingsbury

  • Coal was being mined in Warwickshire as early as 1275.  The earliest known reference to coal mining in the Kingsbury area was in 1635.  By 1725 there were at least ten shafts in the Kingsbury area.

  • A tradition started at Kingsbury shortly after the First World War was the annual raising of funds to buy Christmas food hampers for the local hospitals.  This was in recognition of the care given to injured miners.

  • Kingsbury can boast a sports hall, youth centre, health centre, swimming pool, 12th century church, the remains of a fortified manor house and a school founded in 1686.  There cannot be many villages that have all these facilities.

  • There used to be frequent floods when the river would rise and spread over the flood plain between Kingsbury and the nearby hamlet of Bodymoor Heath.  The children used to get to school over the ;’planks’ a raised footway which is still in use today in the 650 acre Water Park.

  • There has been a mill in Kingsbury since at least 1086.  The present building dates from 1747.  It has been used for grinding corn and barley and in times of war for making munitions also.

  • Hemlingford Bridge was built in 1783.  It was reputedly needed to transport gun barrels from the mill, across the river Tame into Birmingham.

  • Kingsbury Health Centre was officially opened on 20th April, 1972.  It was one of the first of its kind in Warwickshire.

  • The name Kingsbury is derived from the Saxon Chinesburie meaning 'royal fortified house' or 'Kings Fort'.  The 'bury' part of the name means 'fort' or 'defensive work'.

 

 

 

 

13/07/2016