Monday September 27 2021



From the Past

Blowing in the wind
Posted on June 24 2008 at 1:31:02

Bromsgrove Arts Alive’s Fun Day at Sanders Park in Bromsgrove on June 22 was badly affected by the high winds, resulting in members’ stands and demonstrations being cancelled.

Back in the saddle
Posted on June 23 2008 at 2:42:44

Around 100 cyclists made sure a ten-year tradition continued by tackling the towpath from Withybed Green, Alvechurch, to Digliss Basin, Worcester.

Sponsor a bell
Posted on June 22 2008 at 4:51:25

The St Laurence Bell Fund is close to a third of the way towards its £60,000 target to restore the 300-year-old bells in Alvechurch.

Moved to help our heroes
Posted on June 22 2008 at 3:02:44

A TV programme showing Princes William and Harry visiting injured servicemen and women has inspired two Barnt Green women to hold a fund-raising evening.

WI’s Parliamentary tour
Posted on June 22 2008 at 1:24:29

Hopwood WI enjoyed a day at Westminster after an invitation from MP Julie Kirkbride.  

Fun in the sun
Posted on June 22 2008 at 11:02:29

Residential care home Burcot Grange raised a record amount for charity at its annual garden party, with staff, residents, families and friends enjoying a sunny afternoon in the picturesque grounds.

Inca trek raises cash
Posted on June 22 2008 at 10:25:29

Long-time Barnt Green villager Stephanie Strong has completed the Inca trail to raise money for charity.

Scout HQ appeal’s £1,000 Canada surprise
Posted on June 21 2008 at 4:50:25

The Barnt Green Scout and Guide appeal was given a £1,000 boost by a Canadian youngster who heard about the group’s plight while in England for the jamboree celebrating 100 years of scouting.

Model entry
Posted on June 21 2008 at 3:03:04

A model train enthusiast from Lickey End has won first prize in a national competition in Oxford.

Cycling for Uganda
Posted on June 21 2008 at 10:21:29

Cofton Hackett resident Peter Salmon has raised more than £1,000 for an African IT project by cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Accident blackspot
Posted on June 20 2008 at 6:37:25

An accident blackspot added another crash to its tally when this car careered through the hedge and across an area where children often play.

Couple celebrate 65-year partnership
Posted on June 20 2008 at 4:59:25

When Derek Bourne was 14, he went to work alongside his father at the rubber mill in Stirchley, travelling in every day from Alvechurch. Around a year later, a young girl was brought in to help him, cutting up his work ready.

Young lions
Posted on June 20 2008 at 4:36:04

The Alvechurch Lions Under-8 team celebrated winning the Central Warwickshire League after only two years in existence.

Can you spare a room?
Posted on June 20 2008 at 4:35:25

A local charity is asking Village readers to consider using their spare bedrooms to help young people at risk of homelessness.

Pre-school’s new premises
Posted on June 20 2008 at 4:31:04

Rowney Green Pre-school children and their carers enjoy the fresh air outside their new premises at the Pavilion on Rowney Green playing field.

The Bostinca trail
Posted on June 20 2008 at 10:16:29

Readers may recall Donato Esposito promoting his forthcoming “bostin” charity walk along the Inca Trail in Peru to raise £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Organic veg plea in fight with cancer
Posted on June 19 2008 at 4:24:25

A village mum is appealing for local organic vegetable gardeners to help in her fight against cancer.

Pupils old and new
Posted on June 19 2008 at 4:18:04

Former pupils of Alvechurch School in the 1950s, Cynthia Lawton and Jenny Manning (right), presented a shield and trophy to Middle School headteacher Karen Jordan and Will Thompson, chairman of the School Council, at the new school in Alvechurch.

Monday special in the pan at Peter’s
Posted on June 19 2008 at 1:33:25

A village fish and chip shop has launched gluten-free cooking days after its co-owner had to change her own diet.

Lucky escape
Posted on June 18 2008 at 5:22:25

Here’s one way to stop the traffic speeding down Twatling Road, Lickey. . .

MP settles councillors’ £50,000 question
Posted on June 18 2008 at 4:20:25

Bromsgrove District Council acted within its rights in allocating money to the MUGA on Swans Length, it has been confirmed.

MUGA ‘mistake’ goes ahead
Posted on June 18 2008 at 4:00:25

Work has started on the installation of £90,000 of play equipment on Swans Length, Alvechurch, despite a heated public meeting where residents urged councillors to think again.


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