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Cover July/Aug 2004

The cover of our combined July and August issue from 2004 showed a group of children from Tardebigge First School enjoying a canal boat trip from Alvechurch Marina to school, dressed in period costumes as part of a class project.

IN THE NEWS: Barnt Green Scouts launched an appeal to raise money for a new headquarters, after their 72-year-old hut was destroyed by fire.

Retired leader Michael Docherty described the loss as “devastating” but said the “scouting spirit” would survive.

Elsewhere, Cofton Hackett residents celebrated as their bid to buy Cofton Lake was accepted, meaning the area would be safe from potential development.


* Retiring headteacher Norma Kift (left) handed over the keys to Crown Meadow First School to her successor Janette Morris, watched by chair of governors Margaret Parry.

Mrs Kift had been at the school since 1988, and in charge for more than nine years.

Mrs Kift retires


* England shirts for dogs proved popular during the Euro 2004 football tournament, as sold in Barnt Green shop Paws Here and modelled for The Village by owner James Slater’s dog Amy.

Amy the dog


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