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Village Archive: 10 years ago…

Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:53:36 0 comments

Cover April 06

Our April 2006 cover showed a view over Tardebigge Wharf, while an article inside the magazine told of an important time in the canal’s history.


IN THE NEWS:
Road safety was on the agenda in Alvechurch, with police pledging to crack down on speeding traffic in response to residents’ pleas.

Elsewhere, we reported on the “emotionally-charged” three-day public inquiry into plans for a rendering plant in Hopwood, while Lickey and Blackwell residents were to be consulted on the future of their community as part of the new Parish Plan.


Gospel choir

* Members of Alvechurch Middle School’s gospel choir sang at the first ‘Engage” youth service in The Ark at St Laurence Church.

Taking place every Sunday evening, Engage was to be a more modern service including multi-media, new songs and worship styles.


Horse trough

* The drinking fountain and horse trough at the top of Lickey’s Rose Hill was being restored in celebration of its centenary.

The Bromsgrove Society, Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council and West Mercia Probation Service had joined forces to carry out the work ahead of an official unveiling by MP Julie Kirkbride.


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