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From the Past

New wicket enhances club
Posted on August 30 2016 at 3:31:22

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club has received a welcome boost with the installation of a new artificial wicket.

The great indoors
Posted on August 30 2016 at 3:29:22

A large group of enthusiasts enjoyed Bromsgrove’s first annual board game festival, The Great Indoors, organised by the Bromsgrove Board Gamers club.

Jazz group finds new village home
Posted on August 30 2016 at 12:47:22

Lickey End Social Club has come to the rescue after a local orchestra was left homeless.

Tots’ wild walk
Posted on August 30 2016 at 12:38:22

Two village playgroups have raised £183 for children’s charity Barnardo’s with a fun event.

Animal attraction
Posted on August 30 2016 at 12:45:22

Hundreds of animal-lovers converged on the Jinney Ring in Hanbury to help The Cinnamon Trust celebrate its fifth Animals R Magic event.

Sam’s Ironman triumph
Posted on August 30 2016 at 11:26:22

Blackwell triathlete Sam Boswell has achieved her dream of qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, after winning the UK event to earn her place.

D-Day veteran honoured
Posted on August 30 2016 at 11:21:22

A Barnt Green man who fought in the Second World War has been honoured by France for his actions during the conflict.

Arty theme for fete
Posted on August 30 2016 at 11:18:22

The summer fete at Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch had an artistic theme once again, as members of Pam’s Art Group entered a competition to have their paintings displayed.

National champs!
Posted on August 30 2016 at 10:42:22

Barnt Green Cricket Club’s U15 side is celebrating winning the England and Wales Cricket Board national championship – coming top out of 1,600 teams.

Plea for new street lights in village
Posted on August 30 2016 at 10:40:22

A Barnt Green resident has shared his concerns with the parish council over a lack of street lighting on Hewell Road.

Lounge ‘builds future’
Posted on August 30 2016 at 10:38:22

The Lounge project in Alvechurch is making good progress and is in a “better position” six months after a crisis public meeting brought an influx of volunteers.

Cheque from care home
Posted on August 30 2016 at 11:30:24

After its summer garden party raised funds towards the restoration of Blackwell First School’s historic gargoyle, a group from Burcot Grange care home presented the school with a cheque for £730.

Hopping Bob history is a mystery
Posted on August 30 2016 at 11:24:13

The homemade street sign declaring the Alvechurch alley between Red Lion Street and Bear Hill to be Bob Hopping Street has been mysteriously replaced with a new, larger sign.

Mark meets Vinny!
Posted on August 30 2016 at 10:16:33

Alvechurch resident Mark Williams was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Events for everyone
Posted on August 30 2016 at 10:44:22

Barnt Green is the place to be in September, with two community events attracting residents and visitors alike.

Blackwell’s first Music Festival!
Posted on August 23 2016 at 10:51:39

Organisers of Blackwell’s inaugural Music Festival are encouraging people to buy their tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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