CHELMSLEY Wood residents came together to celebrate their local history on Chelmund’s Heritage Day over the weekend.
Folklore tales and the Saxon history of the area was shared on Saturday, July 23, at the Three Trees Community Centre in Hedingham Grove.
There was also local history stalls and activities, art and sketch exhibitions by local art groups and entertainment from a ukulele band, falconry, and Saxon and Viking re-enactments.
The event served as a joint celebration as it has also recently been 50 years since the Queen opened Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson, attended the event and was shown around by Olivia Samuels, project co-ordinator and Reverend Neil Roberts, chair of Three Trees Community Centre.
The Mayor said: “This year, Chelmund’s Day was particularly special as the event hasn’t been held for the past few years due to the pandemic and this brought out the crowds.
“The event was a great opportunity for the local community to connect with each other, enjoy some first-class entertainment, and discover a range of services offered by agencies and voluntary organisations, as well as learning more about the history of their local area.
“Thank you to the Three Trees Community Centre for the efforts they have put in to organise the event and bring the community together again.”