Saturday, December 2, 2023

Double celebration

Peter Jones, co-founder of Alvechurch-based Safe and Sound Lighting, received a special 75th birthday present from Michael Brinton, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

Last moments of Wellington X 3932

After last issue’s appeal for information about a Wellington bomber that crashed in Rowney Green, Ian Hayes has supplied this abridged version of an account in Forgotten Heroes, published in 1985 by Glyn Warren of Bewdley.

Join the Victory Trail

The MG Car Club Midland Centre invites all owners of historic cars, cyclecars and motorcycles (pre-1974) and all MG sports cars to take part in a charity rally, with part of the route running through Rowney Green.

The day a Wellington crashed in Rowney

In December 1943, a Wellington bomber crashed in Rowney Green, killing its five Canadian crew. Sixty-three years later, Alvechurch Ex-Services Association is hoping to find out more about the incident through the memories of local people.

Award for innovation

‘Youngsters’ Peter Jones and Alan Rogers celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation for their Snaplite downlighters, which maintain the fire resistance of ceilings.

China Challenge

Rowney Green resident Liz Cain was one of 24 fundraisers who trekked the length of the Great Wall of China in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

‘Village voice’ leads district

A former chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council has been elected leader of Bromsgrove District Council, bringing hope of better recognition for the villages in this area.

Rural service needs recruits

The Bromsgrove Rural Rides scheme enables local people with mobility difficulties to make essential journeys around the town and area, transported by a network of dedicated volunteers.

Educational fund available

More than 200 years ago a Trust was established in the ecclesiastical Parish of Alvechurch and Barnt Green to administer the Poor Laws for the needy of the parish.

Innovation award

FL Patents, based at Bordesley Hall, Rowney Green, has won the Innovation Leader of the Year Award from Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce. After...