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From the Past

Skiing, sand and stars
Posted on February 21 2008 at 1:45:58

As if jetting off to Los Angeles wasn’t exciting enough, a ski group from Alvechurch Middle School bumped into and chatted to Jonny Wilkinson and the rest of the England Rugby team at Heathrow before boarding their plane.

Part of the team
Posted on February 20 2008 at 2:38:46

Charles Millinchip (rear left), owner of The Locker Room sports, school and work clothing specialist in Barnt Green, with Hopwood Ladies football team, which his business is sponsoring this season.

Happy 90th birthday
Posted on February 20 2008 at 2:20:46

Burcot Grange residential home catered for more than 30 guests for the 90th birthday celebration of Mrs Sylvia Taylor, one of their residents.

London to Paris
Posted on February 20 2008 at 1:13:58

Rowney Green villagers Neil Harris and Peter Knight are preparing to cycle, as part of a larger group, from London to Paris starting on April 13 to raise money for Kids Kidney Research.

Rooftop rescue
Posted on February 20 2008 at 1:09:58

Rescue teams were called in to lift an injured worker from a roof in the centre of Alvechurch.

Bostin backing for heart charity
Posted on February 20 2008 at 12:57:58

Donato Esposito, founder of the Bostin T-shirt company, is selling a limited edition shirt with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Bells campaign on target for 300th birthday
Posted on February 19 2008 at 1:05:58

The campaign to keep the bells of Alvechurch ringing for the next 100 years is making good progress towards its target of £60,000.

New schools ready for March handover
Posted on February 19 2008 at 1:03:58

The £8 million project to build a new middle school for pupils from much of The Village area will be completed this month on schedule.

Village parking stalemate
Posted on February 19 2008 at 1:02:58

More than 50 village parking spaces could be lost after negotiations over who pays for resurfacing a private car park reached stalemate.

Schoolfriends reunited
Posted on February 19 2008 at 12:36:56

You may remember pictures in The Village last October and November of groups from St Laurence School,  Alvechurch, from the 1950s appealing for people to get in touch for a reunion.

£1.8m to ‘future proof’ The Lawns
Posted on February 18 2008 at 1:32:58

The £1.8 million project to extend and upgrade one of the most distinctive buildings in Alvechurch has completed its first phase.

New play area opens
Posted on February 18 2008 at 1:27:58

Lickey and Blackwell parish councillors and villagers joined Bromsgrove District Council Chairman Janet Boswell for the official opening of the new £40,000 Blackwell play area.

Riders hand over cash
Posted on February 18 2008 at 1:06:58

Organisers and participants in the Alvechurch to Worcester Bike Ride presented a cheque to Dawn Pawlett, of the Acorns Children’s Hospice. 

‘Little gems’ plea
Posted on February 18 2008 at 1:04:58

The village of Finstall will be holding an Open Gardens Day on Saturday 12 July to raise funds for the restoration of the village hall.

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