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From the Past

The way ahead for Lickey & Blackwell
Posted on September 25 2007 at 12:04:33

The Parish Plan for the future of Lickey and Blackwell over the next 20 years has been launched. It contains some ambitious ideas, including looking at the feasibility of reopening a railway station in Blackwell.

20 years of Probus
Posted on September 24 2007 at 2:36:33

Four founder members of Kingfisher Probus Club cut a cake to celebrate the club’s 20th anniversary.

Nikita clicks with photography
Posted on September 24 2007 at 11:42:33

An Alvechurch schoolgirl has discovered a talent for photography and is already selling her work at the age of 12.

Musical fundraising
Posted on September 24 2007 at 10:59:33

Villagers enjoy music from Molly Brown (above) at the Picnic on the Pitch at Alvechurch Cricket Club, organised by The Big Swing band, which was raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Beautiful voices
Posted on September 23 2007 at 3:02:33

Lickey end-based chamber choir Belle Voci (Beautiful Voices) make a return visit to St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, on November 10.

Rail parking price cut welcomed
Posted on September 23 2007 at 11:16:33

Barnt Green Parish Council has welcomed reduced car parking charges at the station in the village.

Kilimanjaro couple add to bell appeal
Posted on September 23 2007 at 12:00:33

Greg and Sian Hunt, of Barnt Green, enjoy a breather during their six-day ascent of Kilimanjaro, which rises three miles above the surrounding plains in Tanzania, East Africa at 19,344ft.

Best frontage
Posted on September 22 2007 at 2:41:33

Burcot Grange residents and staff celebrate winning the best business frontage in the parish for the third year running.

Carving for charity
Posted on September 22 2007 at 1:31:33

Blackpool may have Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to design its Illuminations, but thankfully Burcot need not go to that expense or extreme, as its villagers are more than capable of putting together an impressive display.

Reunion planned
Posted on September 21 2007 at 11:17:33

A reunion is being planned for ex-pupils who left St Laurence School in School Lane, Alvechurch, 50 years ago.

Barnt Green to get office
Posted on September 21 2007 at 11:12:33

Barnt Green Parish Council is to open its own office in the centre of the village in the former Lloyds Bank.

Keeping Watch in Barnt Green
Posted on September 20 2007 at 11:04:33

Barnt Green residents have launched an independent Neighbourhood Watch to help to deter and reduce crime in their village.

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