Views from the Past

Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:52:58

With the rest of the world apparently heading to hell in a handcart, these quiet days of summer in and around our villages have perhaps had an extra sense of the idyllic.

Lawton’s View
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:54:58


Lawton's View September 2017

We need control on horse numbers
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:36:58

I have read with interest some of the correspondence about horses in this magazine. I am a horse rider and appreciate them as animals.

Living next door to a bomb site
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:35:58

I live on Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, opposite the railway station. I daresay most nearby residents are aware of the demolition of the property at number 47 next door to our house, with a shared drive. 

How is this ruling democratic?
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:34:58

At the rear of our estate there has been a long-running planning application debate: residents in Lickey Square wish to build five houses in their back gardens which will then tower over three or four houses on our estate.

Pavements left like a patchwork quilt
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:33:58

Regarding the letter (“Verging on the ridiculous”, August 2017) about the mess left behind by Virgin Media on Oakfield Drive, Cofton Hackett:

I worked with Simon’s father
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:32:58

In response to the letter about a Barnt Green resident bumping into a former villager, Simon Bendall, in London (“It’s a small world!” July 2017):

Pricey pass
Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:31:58

I always enjoy Hannah Genders’ garden articles in your magazine, and having read about Shakespeare’s New Place in her August article, I went to visit it.


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