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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Aiming for the Moon


Spot the landing site

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. Imagine a vehicle weighing two thousand tons. A small ship perhaps? Now imagine that this vehicle...

Future of growing

Hannah Genders visits two Chelsea show gardens with an educational message. It was another wonderful show at Chelsea this year, with many strong messages behind...

Earth and water

Mary Green explains why ‘the answer lies in the soil’. Some of my neighbours are lamenting the sudden lack of goldfinches in our gardens where...

New faces at ’Church

Alvechurch FC appoints new manager and signs extra players. It’s all change at Alvechurch FC as they look ahead to next season, with a new...

So-called summer!

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes. If May was quite a bland month weather-wise, June has certainly made up for it. It has...

Building assets with infrastructure funds

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Martin Pryor advises on the best way to invest in assets such as utilities and transport. Infrastructure funds are one of the less well-known...

All about Alfredo’s

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A friendly welcome and a relaxing experience awaits at Alfredo’s, the traditional barbershop in the centre of Barnt Green. As the business goes into its...

Garden triumph for Dan

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A village garden designer has won a prestigious award for the show garden he built at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Dan Ryan, owner of Design...

Driving in new direction

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A professional driver based in Alvechurch has used his years of experience to found a new luxury transport company. Michael Prophet, who developed a driver...

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in July/August 1999. There was a summery scene on the cover of our July/August 1999 mag,...