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Village Features

Optician features in top journal

Don Williams, who opened Edgbaston Eye Clinic a year ago, is proud to be featured in the UK’s top Optometric journal:

Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in January 1999.

Ethical investment for sustainable returns

Martin Pryor points out some of the ways you can invest while keeping your principles.

Drink differently in 2019

If you know deep down that you need to sort your drinking out, then seize the opportunity of a fresh start in January 2019!

Recipe for success, the Dodderhill way

A good dollop of fun, plenty of friends, a measure of kindness and a sprinkling of ambition – give it a good stir and you have the essence of what makes Dodderhill Independent Girls school a unique place to learn.

Good citizens of the future

Winterfold is a wonderful and stimulating place in which to spend your childhood and your formative years of learning.

Bursarial help at Bromsgrove

At Bromsgrove School, we believe our pupils are happiest when they are succeeding. 

RGS will prepare you for life

The RGS Worcester schools offer an outstanding education for boys and girls aged 2 to 18 years.

Red moon on Monday

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

The secrets of ducks

Mary Green shows why our wildlife is fascinating.

Why nature knows best

Hannah Genders looks back over the growing year.

Cold snap is short-lived

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Earning strong support

AFC gives fans plenty to get excited about as a new year begins.

New year nibbles

In our recipe series, keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, creates some healthy treats to help keep those resolutions. . .

Battle for the North Sea

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has written a seventh naval history book, this time focusing on the role of Scandinavia in the battle for the North Sea in WWI.

A glimpse of aviation history

Kingfisher Probus Club recently enjoyed a day trip to Bristol Aerospace Museum, writes Malcolm Shine.

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in December 1998.

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in December 2008 / January 2009.

A new look at BeautyBox

BeautyBox in Barnt Green has a brand new look after a complete refurbishment – and there are a few added extras still to come in the new year.

The joy of Christmas

Our guide to the celebrations taking place in the Village area.

The story of Finstall 

Finstall author Jennie McGregor-Smith, whose previous works have covered the Victorian expansion of Bromsgrove, Aston Fields, Blackwell and Burcot, has turned the spotlight on her own village with a new book called The Story of Finstall.

Tales of historic Hanbury

The 2018 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, has been published by The Bromsgrove Society.

A mine of information

Aston Fields author and mineralogist Roy Starkey has produced a beautifully-illustrated book exploring important mineral deposits in the surrounding area.

Surprisingly dry month

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.