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From the Past

Funds for tsunami appeal
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:34:12

Cofton Hackett youngsters touched by the plight of the tsunami victims held a coffee and mince pie party to raise money for the appeal.

Window wins award
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:32:12

Optometrist John Mason and staff are celebrating after their shop window was given the Best Christmas Window Award by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Hand-painting demonstration
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:29:12

Mehndi hand-painting expert Nasreen Rajabali demonstrated the ancient skill at Alvechurch Library.

Young achiever
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:26:12

Youth worker Bekkyi Reacord receives the Alvechurch Young Achievers Award from Parish Councillor Pete Smith, watched by members of the recently formed Alvechurch Tuesday youth group.

Poetry book published
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:25:12

Alvechurch poet Charles Johnson’s first full-length poetry collection is to be published in April.

Marathon pals
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:22:12

Two Barnt Green women raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research by running in the New York City Marathon in four and a half hours.

Two titles for Weighbridge
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:21:12

The Weighbridge pub at Alve­church Marina celebrated the end of 2004 by winning the British Waterways 2004 Best Waterside Pub award as well as the Redditch & Bromsgrove CAMRA Pub of the Season Winter 2004 title.

Wheelers hand over cash
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:20:12

More than 100 people attended a cheque presentation night at Blackwell Club.

Police seek help in abduction case
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:17:12

Barnt Green villagers have been urged to help track down the gang who abducted a woman then burgled her home.

Library recycles old books
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:14:12

Alvechurch librarian Geraldine Piggott holds one of the recycled hessian bags being used in the library’s February book sale.

Cofton seals lake deal
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:11:12

Cofton Hackett residents breathed a sigh of relief just before Christmas as their purchase of Cofton Lake was sealed.

Aqua Box-ing clever
Posted on January 31 2005 at 4:22:12

A drop-in coffee morning and bring-and-buy sale at Tardebigge Community Hall raised £190 for Redditch Kingfisher Rotary Club’s ongoing Aqua Box programme.

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