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From the Past

Cofton couple off to Ryder Cup
Posted on May 22 2007 at 3:16:35

Barry Drew, of Cofton Hackett, has been appointed Chief Marshal for golf’s 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales and his wife, Mavis, will be the Marshals Administration Manager.

Francesca’s winning garden
Posted on May 22 2007 at 12:18:35

Francesca Adams, of Alvechurch Middle School, shows her winner’s certificate at Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

Fatal crash fear over new yellow lines
Posted on May 22 2007 at 10:22:35

Barnt Green residents have called for a “dangerous” new parking system in the village to be scrapped.

Special send-off
Posted on May 22 2007 at 10:18:35

More than 500 bikers from the BOF Motorcycle Club roared through Alvechurch to send off Henry ‘H’ Cofield, whose funeral at Redditch on May 15 was only 18 days after his wedding to Tina at St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

Holiday helpers
Posted on May 21 2007 at 1:09:35

Paula Fallows (left), of Alvechurch, and Sarah Egerton, of Barnt Green, have founded a website – http://www.bigholidayhouse.com – to help people book group holidays.

Blackwell loses its Post Office
Posted on May 21 2007 at 12:29:35

As fears spread across the UK of widespread Post Office closures, one of our villages is now without a branch.

Tiny imprints
Posted on May 21 2007 at 12:23:35

Jackie Nash (left) prepares to make a clay impression of nine-month-old Harriet White’s hand, with mum Deborah helping.

Back to school in the forest
Posted on May 21 2007 at 10:34:53

A group of villagers (above) show what they’ve learned during at Forest School with ranger Steve Hinton at the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre.

25-year wait for homes windfall
Posted on May 21 2007 at 10:19:53

Would-be village housing developers face a very long wait for permission to build any new homes in this area, it has been revealed.

School’s green credentials
Posted on May 20 2007 at 12:55:53

Crown Meadow First School’s new deputy head Derek Higgins joins members of the school’s Eco Committee in unfurling a symbol of the school’s latest success.

Church grant cut by half
Posted on May 20 2007 at 12:22:53

Alvechurch Parish Council has halved the amount it gives to St Laurence Church towards the upkeep of the churchyard.

Skittles success
Posted on May 20 2007 at 10:14:53

Members of Lickey WI celebrate reaching the final of the Worcestershire Federation Skittles Competition. 

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