topcombo

From the Past

£40,000 appeal to repair 14th- century church
Posted on February 22 2007 at 3:37:04

If you ever travel by train into Birmingham from Alvechurch or Barnt Green, you will have noticed St Michael’s Church, nestled among the trees, in the last bit of countryside before you enter the Birmingham conurbation.

Welcome to Narnia!
Posted on February 22 2007 at 3:10:04

You could half-expect Mr Tumnus to come trotting out of the trees . . . this was Twatling Road, Lickey, during the second big snowfall in February.

Muddy Meadows windfall hope
Posted on February 22 2007 at 2:38:04

As support grows for a plan to drain playing fields in Alvechurch, campaigners may have found a way to pay for the work.

Digby comes to dinner
Posted on February 21 2007 at 2:29:04

‘Alvechurch lad’ and former Director General of the CBI Sir Digby Jones joined John Williams, Chairman of the Where Next Association at a fund-raising dinner at The Abbey Hotel.

Barnt Green banks on office
Posted on February 21 2007 at 2:23:05

Barnt Green Parish Council is hoping to negotiate a deal to take over the former Lloyds TSB bank premises in the middle of the village for use as a parish office.

The light goes out for village festival
Posted on February 21 2007 at 2:11:05

The 10th Alvechurch Alight festival was the last – for the time being at least.

Post office serves me well
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:45:05

I use Alvechurch Post Office on Fridays to buy stamps, pay my home care/day care bills, and buy the Baptist Times and My Weekly for Trudy and a comic for nippers at the coffee morning at Alvechurch Baptist Church (9.30am-12 noon).

The cover forecast!
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:44:05

My copy of the February edition of The Village arrived this morning and, having seen its cover picture, I now know who to blame for today’s snow!

Bench theft heartbreak
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:41:05

Thieves have stolen a bench placed in the Lickeys by a woman in memory of her mother.

Barnt Green summer festival date
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:41:05

A Summer festival returns to the streets of Barnt Green this year – with plans to make it an annual event.

School site visit
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:25:05

Pupils from Alvechurch Middle School experienced a slippery visit to their new school, under construction on the other side of Birmingham Road.

Cofton-by -the-Sea?
Posted on February 20 2007 at 3:13:05

Spray flies across Cofton Lake during a January storm in this picture sent in anonymously by a Village reader.

Andy’s new room
Posted on February 20 2007 at 2:13:05

Andy Perrygrove, the Alvechurch teenager seriously injured in a road accident, now has a brand new bedroom with special facilities.

584foot

Monthly Archive