Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Ghost Story For Hallowe'en!

There are several locations in Edgbaston which feature in books and articles about haunted Birmingham, but perhaps the best known story concerns the White Swan Pub in Harborne Road, Edgbaston (pictured). A local man called either John or William Wentworth … Continue reading

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United Streets – Edgbaston Clean Up

United Streets of Birmingham is a city wide initiative to help keep Birmingham clean and safe. Today, Edgbaston’s Council Hit Squad, Councillors, Council Officers, Environmental Wardens, Residents and Police got together as part of the United Streets initiative to do … Continue reading

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Stanley Road Post Office To Close

The Stanley Road Post Office (pictured) has a postal address in Oldbury – so it was included in the West Midlands round of the Post Office’s Network Change Programme, rather than in Birmingham’s. Nevertheless, it is so close to the … Continue reading

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Harborne Society Annual Dinner

Last night was the annual dinner of the Harborne Society. Once again the venue was the College of Food and once again both the food and venue were excellent. The Harborne Society Dinner is always a popular event so it … Continue reading

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Work Done In Barnwood Road

It was good to hear today how pleased residents of the flats in Barnwood Road are at the refurbishment which has been done to their block. As reported on this blog before, this block inexplicably got missed out when properties … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Comes To Edgbaston

After torrential rain over night, fortunately the weather improved before Birmingham’s half marathon was held this morning. Starting in the north of the city, runners headed for Edgbaston where the race wound its way through a number of residentail roads, … Continue reading

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Repairing The Damage At WHF MUGA

As regular readers of this blog will know, Conservatives helped carry out improvement works around the MUGA at the end of Selcroft Avenue (on the Welsh House Farm Estate in Quinton)during the Party Conference. So it was disappointing to find … Continue reading

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