Monthly Archives: August, 2006

Made to measure

Following on from our Burcot Forge feature last issue, we take a closer look at one of the businesses operating from the site.

All the fun of the fair!

Despite a rather damp start, Tardebigge Fair & Show went on to be one of the most successful ever, raising a grand total of £5,210.

Elfins’ campfire dies out

Jenni Ameghino marks the last leave-take of the Alvechurch Woodcraft Folk.

Open your garden

Great weather in June and July helped the gardens open in Alvechurch under the National Gardens Scheme to raise £2,981.60 for the scheme’s charities – plus more than £400 in plants sales in aid of the Where Next? Association.

Rowing for charity

Staff at The Abbey Hotel in Bordesley raised £800 for Acorns Children’s Hospice in a sponsored rowing machine event.

Trust seeks Square ideas

The trust that owns the shopping precinct in the centre of Alvechurch says it would welcome ideas from residents on ways to improve the site.

Design your own kitchen

Bespoke kitchens used to exist only at the top end of the market, but nowadays they are much more accessible to everyone – and a prime example is My Kitchens.

Alvechurch Alight: 10th anniversary!

Yes, it’s that time of year again – and Alvechurch Alight 2006 promises to be bigger and better than ever as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

In the eye of the beholder

May I say to Natasha Tucker that I think her remarks about St Laurence church yard are most uncalled-for.

Churchyard is beautiful

Re: overgrown graveyard (Village Views, July/August): Once again, we have relatives from the suburbs complaining about what, after all, is a beautiful country churchyard.