Monday September 16 2019




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Village Features

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in September 2009.

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was going on around here in September 1999.

Pictures in glass

Anne Humphries, of Alvechurch Historical Society, introduces the restored windows at St Laurence.

Learn to drive with confidence

Whether you’re a new learner or a driver seeking extra confidence behind the wheel, AA-trained and Approved Driving Instructor Andy Rees can help.

World of opportunity

A sense of history permeates every brick of this remarkable school, from the medieval Edgar Tower, housing the oldest classroom in the country, to the ancient College Hall.

Caring and supportive education

The RGS Journey offers an outstanding education for boys and girls aged from two to 18.

A vibrant place

Bromsgrove School believes pupils are happiest when they are succeeding.

Happiness at our heart

The happiness of the children lies at the heart of everything at Winterfold.

Pensions and divorce: not just about the split

Martin Pryor warns that pension rights can be overlooked when your assets are divided.

Warm, wet summer

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Onwards and upwards

Alvechurch FC make steady progress at the start of the season.

Bright light sights

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Flowers for the future

Mary Green explains why wildflower meadows are so important.

Healing from the hedgerow

Hannah Genders meets an expert on healing plants.

Tale of a shameful conquest

Journalist and former Barnt Green resident Nigel Hastilow has created a fictionalised account of true events that reads like a novel but reveals a fascinating insight into a “shameful conquest”,

10 years of live music

The Alvechurch Acoustic Roots team celebrate the start of their tenth season.

Busy year for flower society

Rose Hill Flower Arrangement Society is having an enjoyably busy year.

In-between gardening

Hannah Genders advises on garden jobs to tackle in August. 

Giants of the sky

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Colour and vibrancy

Village art exhibition features local scenes plus portraits and seascapes in oils.

Patient care is our top priority

Dental practice in Barnt Green combines experience, excellence and expertise to ensure patients come first.

How much is enough?

Martin Pryor explains why it’s worth considering a bigger contribution to your pension.

Summer improves

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Ready for challenge

Alvechurch FC warm up for new season with a trio of friendlies.