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Views from the Past

Parishes ‘out of control?’
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:32:16

The Band E Barnt Green Parish Council Precept has risen from £46.75 to £75.18 – an increase of nearly 64 per cent.

Church ‘facing crisis’
Posted on April 25 2006 at 2:30:16

Anyone who read the Rector of Alvechurch’s annual report in the April issue of the church publication The Grapevine will have seen brief mention of two small clouds on the horizon: the fall in the number of regular churchgoers and of those on the Electoral Roll, and “we have a deficit in our budget”. Let us look at these two matters.

Commitment to local history
Posted on April 24 2006 at 2:33:16

I write to thank you most sincerely for the excellent space you have given over the two most recent issues of The Village to our projects on the 50th anniversary of the final day of ‘Big Bertha’ and the 100th anniversary of the Lickey Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough.

Dogged daily return to the pub
Posted on April 23 2006 at 2:28:16

Regarding your recent article about Withybed, a friend who used to live in one of the cottages about 50 years ago told me of several interesting bits of “history” regarding the people who lived in the area at that time.

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