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From the Past

Autograss day out to boost Andy’s Fund
Posted on April 26 2006 at 2:58:16

Village readers will know that there have been plenty of recent events and activities in aid of Andy’s Fund, which is raising money for Andy Perrygrove, the Alvechurch teenager who suffered brain damage in a road accident in December 2004.

The shows go on for Jack
Posted on April 26 2006 at 2:42:16

Village readers may recall previous stories about the flourishing acting career of Alvechurch youngster Jack Montgomery – our last update was when he appeared in Mary Poppins at London’s Prince Edward Theatre last May.

Rail enthusiasts sought
Posted on April 26 2006 at 2:23:16

The organisers of a model railway exhibition are looking for enthusiasts who may have a layout of their own to put on show.

Ted hits a century of birthdays
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:39:16

Ted Reeves celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers, including members of the Alvechurch Ex-Services Association, at The Lawns residential home, Alvechurch.

Bridge players wanted
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:25:16

The Friday Bridge Club, Burcot, meets every Friday evening to play bridge to an intermediate level. 

Award for innovation
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:18:16

‘Youngsters’ Peter Jones and Alan Rogers celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation for their Snaplite downlighters, which maintain the fire resistance of ceilings.

Lickey and Blackwell wins ‘quality’ status
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:09:16

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has become the second in this area to be awarded Quality Parish Status by the Worcestershire Accreditation Panel.

Rendering plant chimney is approved by inspector
Posted on April 25 2006 at 12:44:16

Plans for a rendering plant at Hop­wood moved a step closer when a Government inspector gave the go-ahead for a 17 metre chimney on the site.

Church opens its doors
Posted on April 25 2006 at 10:07:16

Alvechurch Baptist Church is now more accessible to villagers with new opening times during the week.

Mozart mania
Posted on April 24 2006 at 2:22:16

The Midland Sinfonia celebrates a 250th birthday this month at St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

Abbey’s £1.8m extension
Posted on April 24 2006 at 2:06:16

John Hindson, general manager of The Abbey Hotel, Bordesley, watches as the Mayor of Redditch, Coun Diane Thomas, cuts the ribbon to open the hotel’s £1.8 million extension.

Best bonnets
Posted on April 23 2006 at 2:12:16

Alvechurch Rector David Martin chooses the winners of a bonnet contest at Hopwood Court Retirement Home during an Easter ‘Eggstravanza’ event there.

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