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Withybed, past & present
Posted on June 30 2010 at 12:34:00

The hamlet of Withybed, on the edge of Alvechurch, held its second annual summer festival for residents and their friends and families. This year, the day centred on a street party to echo the one held in 1945 for the VE Day celebrations.

Rowney Green’s Archers fame
Posted on June 29 2010 at 12:37:29

As The Archers celebrates 60 years on our airwaves, it has been revealed that the show’s name originated in Rowney Green.

Lickey End lingering on
Posted on June 29 2010 at 12:33:29

The slow walk to abolition of the apparently unloved Lickey End Parish has taken another step.

Pink lunch for charity
Posted on June 28 2010 at 12:41:00

A marquee in the gardens of Burcot Grange was the venue for Barnt Green’s Annual Pink Charity Luncheon in aid of Cancer Research UK.

18 hours of cricket!
Posted on June 24 2010 at 12:55:36

Shortly before 4am, as dawn threatened to break on a chilly summer’s morning, two bleary-eyed teams of Alvechurch and Hopwood cricketers assembled at their main Birmingham Road ground.

Animal magic for all ages!
Posted on June 23 2010 at 12:51:36

There were beaming faces all around when a menagerie of baby animals from Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth in Arden paid a visit to The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch.

Challenge of a lifetime
Posted on June 22 2010 at 1:06:36

Blackwell resident Phil Ward and seven colleagues from Azzurri Communications are facing the challenge of a lifetime as they prepare to take the Six Peaks Challenge in support of WaterAid.

Rowney reunion
Posted on June 21 2010 at 2:30:36

When Pam Petts returned to Rowney Green to live in the house where she had grown up, she had an urge to organise a reunion of the people with whom she had shared her childhood.

Dellows’ big day!
Posted on June 18 2010 at 6:57:02

A yellow Dellow

Beautiful sunny weather provided the perfect backdrop for a very special Alvechurch celebration – the 60th birthday of the village’s own little car, the Dellow.
See a Picture Gallery from the Dellow day













Cofton Park to host Pope Benedict XVI
Posted on June 18 2010 at 12:30:36

As many as 80,000 people are expected to gather in Cofton Park at the foot of The Lickeys for a surprise Papal visit.

Lickey rocks timeline of geological history
Posted on June 18 2010 at 11:54:36

Work on an old quarry in the Lickey Hills could add an important piece to the geological jigsaw of our planet.

Strong support for MUGA
Posted on June 18 2010 at 11:50:36

The MUGA play area in Alvechurch is under review after Bromsgrove council chiefs were presented with petitions both for and against it.

On top of the world
Posted on June 16 2010 at 1:01:29

A group of local residents ascended Scafell Pike to raise money for SPEAR (Sue Pike Equine & Animal Rescue).

Showcase for young musicians
Posted on June 15 2010 at 2:32:36

The Midland Sinfonia Youth Showcase saw 13 young musicians descend on St Laurence Church, where an audience of families, friends and supporters enjoyed an afternoon of classical music.

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