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From the Past

Happy birthday, @15!
Posted on June 30 2006 at 11:53:16

Staff, customers and friends gathered to celebrate the first birthday of @15, the hair and beauty salon in Alvechurch.

Prom kings
Posted on June 30 2006 at 10:57:16

A group of Alvechurch teens journeyed to their prom at Broms­grove’s Hilton Hotel in style.

Hall’s new look
Posted on June 30 2006 at 10:44:16

Alvechurch Village Hall will close on July 24 for further refurbishments

Work set to start on ‘super’ school
Posted on June 30 2006 at 10:14:16

Alvechurch will soon see work start on the biggest construction project in the village since the building of the M42.

Balancing act for Barnt Green
Posted on June 29 2006 at 12:24:16

Our villages are bursting at the seams as more housing pushes the infrastructure to its limits – did you hear, for example, about the drain lids popping up under the pressure of storm water down Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green?

Fun at the fete
Posted on June 29 2006 at 11:57:16

Villagers enjoyed the sunshine and helped to boost Andy’s Fund at a summer fete in Barnt Green in June.

Excellence in photography
Posted on June 29 2006 at 11:45:40

Michael Stuart Photography of Bromsgrove repeated last year’s success at the Annual Master Photographers’ Association Awards Ceremony.

Strawberries and cream
Posted on June 29 2006 at 11:24:40

More than 200 guests enjoyed strawberries and cream in the grounds of Burcot Grange residential care home and helped to raise more than £1,000 for the Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Runners-up in the Cup
Posted on June 29 2006 at 11:13:40

Alvechurch Lions U12 boys were worthy runners-up in the North Devon Cup, held in Woolacombe.

Ted’s blast from the past
Posted on June 29 2006 at 11:07:40

Alvechurch centenarian Ted Reeves was congratulated on his recent 100th birthday by representatives from his wartime regiment.

A purrfect day
Posted on June 29 2006 at 10:45:40

The New Cramar Cat Rescue and Sanctuary at Hopwood is holding an Open Day on August 20.

Fine photos
Posted on June 29 2006 at 10:36:40

Barnt Green schooldchildren Harriet and Nicholas Tovey were the proud winners of The Village Mother’s Day photo competition.

Last moments of Wellington X 3932
Posted on June 29 2006 at 10:21:40

After last issue’s appeal for information about a Wellington bomber that crashed in Rowney Green, Ian Hayes has supplied this abridged version of an account in Forgotten Heroes, published in 1985 by Glyn Warren of Bewdley.

50 years of Mayflower
Posted on June 29 2006 at 10:12:40

The Mayflower Over 60s Club celebrated its 50th birthday in May.

Welcome home, Andy
Posted on June 29 2006 at 10:05:40

Alvechurch teenager Andy Perrygrove is back home with his family a year and a half after the road accident which left him battling severe brain injuries.

First civil ceremony at Hillscourt
Posted on June 28 2006 at 11:34:40

Hillscourt Conference Centre on Rose Hill, Lickey, hosted its first civil wedding ceremony on June 10, with the marriage of Mary and Terry Lyttleton, of Northfield, taking place in the Conference Hall at 3pm.

Deer in the woods
Posted on June 28 2006 at 11:02:40

This muntjac deer was spotted in High House Woods off the Old Birmingham Road, Lickey, by resident Gill Clayton, at 1.45pm on June 6.

Can you help?
Posted on June 28 2006 at 10:43:40

Barnt Green’s Cancer Research UK Committee is looking for volunteers to help at local fundraising events and also attend around four committee meetings a year.

Roy’s fond footballing memories
Posted on June 28 2006 at 10:24:40

The proud history of Alvechurch Football Club has been recorded in detail in a new book, compiled and written by club chairman Roy Yardley.

Alvechurch Alight celebrates 10 years
Posted on June 28 2006 at 10:13:40

‘Ten’ is the theme for Alvechurch Alight this autumn as the event celebrates its first decade.

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