Residents of Chelmsley Wood came together to celebrate their local history on Chelmund’s Heritage Day, Saturday 23 July, at the Three Trees Community Centre. The event served as a joint celebration as it has also recently been 50 years since the Queen opened Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre.
Chelmund’s Day is an annual event to bring local people together and share stories of the area’s local folklore and Saxon history.
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:
“It is wonderful to see this celebration back at Three Trees Community Centre after a gap caused by the Covid pandemic.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.
“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.
“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.”
The day featured natural heritage and local history stalls and activities, art and sketch exhibitions by local art groups, and various other entertainment including a ukulele band, falconry, and Saxon and Viking re-enactments.