Monday September 27 2021



From the Past

Locker Room unlocked
Posted on June 28 2007 at 1:25:42

MP Julie Kirkbride cuts the ribbon at the official opening of The Locker Room, helped by Charles Millinchip, who owns the new sports and schoolwear shop in Hewell Road, Barnt Green.

Protest over ‘low cost’ homes
Posted on June 27 2007 at 9:32:42

A plan to build 20 “affordable” homes at Hopwood has run into stiff opposition from villagers.

Ruby celebrations
Posted on June 26 2007 at 1:29:42

Rosehill Flower Arrangement Society celebrated its Ruby Anniversary in style on May 14 at Lickey Parish Hall.

Top of the league
Posted on June 26 2007 at 11:50:42

Alvechurch Lions Under-11s celebrate finishing top of Division 4 in the Coventry and Warwickshire league.

On yer bikes . . . 10!
Posted on June 26 2007 at 11:05:42

What’s a bit of rain when there’s money to be raised? More than 120 people shrugged off a June downpour and set off from the Crown Inn, Withybed Green, to cycle the canal towpath to Digliss Basin, Worcester, in the 10th Alvechurch charity cycle ride.

Walking Bus record attempt
Posted on June 26 2007 at 10:11:42

Pupils from Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch, prepare to take part in the ‘Walking Bus’ record attempt which involved schools across the whole country.

African-themed Arts Week
Posted on June 26 2007 at 10:07:42

Alvechurch Middle School pupils demonstrate some of the results of their annual Arts Week, this year on the theme of ‘African Safari’.

From Waseley Hills to the Cannes Film Festival
Posted on June 26 2007 at 9:54:04

Forget about Hollywood – a local film-maker has put this area on the international movie map after persuading the legendary Norman Wisdom out of retirement to star in his latest film.

Marion’s giant leap
Posted on June 25 2007 at 12:34:04

Alvechurch mum Marion Thompson prepares for a parachute jump with Graham Clark, general manager of the Where Next charity.

History talk for WI
Posted on June 25 2007 at 10:04:04

Bernard Pumfrey, senior history lecturer at Denman WI College, Oxford, with Hopwood WI committee members (from left) Jeanne Barett, Ann Thurrell and Doreen Springer before he gave a talk on ‘A Mercian Miscellany’ at the Ark, Alvechurch.

Abbey days for ladies
Posted on June 25 2007 at 10:59:04

The first Ladies’ Open at the Abbey Hotel Golf and Country Club attracted more than 30 competitors from 12 different golf clubs.

Village comes alive
Posted on June 25 2007 at 9:36:04

The clouds lifted, the sun shone and Barnt Green villagers enjoyed their big get-together.

Rowney Green horse success
Posted on June 24 2007 at 12:12:04

A horse bred in Rowney Green helped a British show-jumping team to international success in the Veterans Show Jumping competition at La Baule, France.

Village books back in print
Posted on June 24 2007 at 9:58:04

Two popular books on the history of Alvechurch and the old Alvechurch Parish, which includes Barnt Green, are back in print.

Veterans remember VE Day
Posted on June 20 2007 at 12:06:04

Arthur Pearsall, Chairman of the Alvechurch Ex-Services Association, writes:


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