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From the Past

Don’t miss the Morris
Posted on November 27 2007 at 7:23:58

Once again at this time of year, Alvechurch Morris are busy preparing for the performance of their Mumming Play on New Year’s Day.

Golden haul
Posted on November 25 2007 at 1:54:27

Three Alvechurch teenagers show their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award certificates outside St James’ Palace, London, after a presentation by Prince Philip.

Jen’s Place wins award
Posted on November 24 2007 at 11:25:27

Blackwell First School pupils Liberty Smith and Bradley Bell help to tend the school’s commemorative garden, which has won first prize in a parish competition for frontages.

Thanks for quiz night
Posted on November 24 2007 at 7:27:58

Cynthia Lawton and the Alvechurch Village Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the Quiz Night held at the hall on October 29.

Footie shirt raffled
Posted on November 23 2007 at 11:50:27

Former England footballer Geoff Thomas receives a cheque for £100 for Cure Leukaemia from Charles Millinchip, of The Locker Room, Barnt Green.

Clean sweep for village
Posted on November 23 2007 at 11:39:27

Alvechurch Village Society members are urging other residents to join them in making sure the village starts the New Year looking spick and span.

Thames talk
Posted on November 23 2007 at 11:13:27

Members of Barnt Green Youth Parish Council joined MP Julie Kirkbride on the House of Commons terrace during a visit to Parliament.

Successful craft fair
Posted on November 23 2007 at 7:29:58

The Christmas Craft Fayre held at Alvechurch Village Hall on Nov 17 was a great success, with plenty of gift ideas and a visit by Santa.

Helping hands in Peru
Posted on November 22 2007 at 1:48:27

St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, has been supporting San Lucas School in Arequipa, Peru, for many years. Teenagers Yvette and Zoe Brakes were among a group from the church to visit Alejandro Mesco and his mission recently to provide some practical help.

Child’s best friend
Posted on November 22 2007 at 11:54:27

Marlbrook schoolgirl Lucy Williams cuddles her dog, Maggie, after coming first in the Kennel Club Child’s Best Friend category.

Remembrance in Alvechurch
Posted on November 22 2007 at 11:33:27

This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the Village Memorial Green, Alvechurch, was attended by up to 250, with many people able to attend because it was held on a Sunday morning.

£90,000 to spend, but still no site for play area
Posted on November 22 2007 at 11:11:27

The community group planning to spend £90,000 on youth activity facilities in Alvechurch has decided what to build – but now doesn’t know where to put it.

Government allows Green Belt homes
Posted on November 21 2007 at 11:19:27

Hopwood residents have reacted angrily to the decision to allow 20 affordable homes to be built partly on Green Belt land in their hamlet.

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