Archive for July 22nd, 2009

Pershore Britain in Bloom Contest

July 22, 2009

July 22nd 3.25pm
The garden courtyard, Civic Centre, Pershore

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L-R Alan Gregg (Chairman Pershore in Bloom), David Wassall (Heart of England Judge), Me, Val Wood (Secretary Pershore in Bloom) Les Goodman (Heart of England Judge) and Wendy

This is the fifth year Pershore has entered Britain in bloom. Today is judging day. Wendy and I were invited to meet the judges and welcome them to Wychavon. Last year Pershore achieved a silver gilt award. This year they are hoping for GOLD. I will let you know later in the year, how Pershore got on.
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We now know how Pershore got on, click here
http://andydyke.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/heart-of-england-britain-in-bloom-awards/
http://www.pershoreinbloom.com
http://www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom/index.html

Wychbold First and Nursery School

July 22, 2009

July 20th 2.00pm
Leavers Service 2009

Once again a pleasure to attend one of the district schools and see the pupils perform song and reading on home turf. Once again the talent in the school shone through.

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The school from the front

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The play area at the rear

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Dozens of wellies at the back door. Don’t know why, I just liked the image

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Ah, a game after my own heart. I bought one of these for my granddaughter, although some might say it was for me really.  Anyway, mine has a lock as well, so there 🙂

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The leavers L-R  Becky Jones, Jessie Jones, Ieuau St. John, Peter Bunn, Kieran Baker, George Bickerton. Missing from the picture but also moving to a new school is Leon Williams. Standing at the back with Wendy and me is Headteacher Mrs Rachel Hughes

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 And overall winner of the very first  Prize Plus Trophy, who acheived the most reward stamps through the academic year for good work, and conduct was Becky Jones.

 

The Bromsgrove Flyer

July 22, 2009

July 18th 5.30pm
Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster

This was a charity function organised by Chairman Of  Bromsgrove District council, Cllr Chris Scurrell. When I asked Chris if he was a train buff, he said ”that was a massive understatement’.

It was a great event, well supported, as I think the pictures reflect. I know a great deal of money was raised f0r the Chairman’s charity appeal. We were told to bring our own picnic and drinks and enjoy the train, company and countryside. So we did:-)

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Kidderminster station

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Booking office

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Heading for the platform

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Chairman of  Bromsgrove District Council Cllr Chris Scurrell

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The Chairman’s favourite train

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On the left, Deputy Mayor of Evesham and consort Pat

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View from the train of the West Midlands Safari Park

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Bewdley Station

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Our train taking on water at Bridgenorth for the return journey

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Signal master Wendy

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Deputy Mayor of Evesham and consort Pat

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 There were places to get off and have a look around. The railway is in excellent condition and well looked after.