Gallery 2022

Some are slightly off ‘patch’!

Balsham Bash, Country Park – 25 June 2022
The first of two 2022 ‘bashes’ to control the Himalayan Balsham within the Park. TLHS members & volunteers had a lovely afternoon pulling and trampling the invasive plant, brought to our shores in the 1830s, before the seed heads ‘exploded’.

GlastonBeoley Music Festival – 19 June 2022
A weekend event hosted at the ‘Bees’ Rugby Club, Portway and originated by local singer-songwriter Debbie Joyner. She books 50 bands and performers this year to raise money for charities.

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Alvechurch ‘Party in the Park’ – 3 June 2022
The organisers surpassed themselves with a record number of stalls, activities, entertainment and visitors at The Meadows venue. Opening the event was Gordon Mercia (97) who flew Halifax bombers in WWII. Also, the Lancaster bomber, which made three flypasts.

Fun Dog Show (60)

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The main field (137)

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Jubilee at Beacon Hill, Lickey – 2 June 2022
Lickey joined the chain of beacons across the country to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Organised by The Lickey Hills Society and funded by Cllr. Adrain Kriss, a mobile beacon lit the nights sky.

Jubilee at Holy Trinity Church – 2 June 2022
An exhibition of Queen’s Coronation memorabilia and activities were on offer. The WI ladies were on hand offering baked delights including a special courgette cake! Surrounded by her ladies-in-waiting, including Revd. Sherri Gidney, Jean Whitehead was Queen for the day!

Bittell Pools Open Day – 14 May 2022
A glorious Saturday in mid-May saw the Sailing Club, the twitchers and other groups who use this wonderful location invite the public to join. Even two CPSOs were on hand to throw members into the back of the Paddy Wagon!

Gateway Boards launch – 24 April 2022
New information boards were unveiled at four principal entry point to the Park by special guest and members of The Lickey Hills Society.

Pride of Longbridge – 23 April 2022
Returning to Cofton Park after a two year enforced holiday, hundreds of cars – many from the plant opposite – were lovingly displayed in the park. Great day for peering, dreaming, chatting and getting the spring sunshine on your back.

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Wassail – 15 January 2022
Back with a bang with over 150 revellers enjoying the warmed apple drink, fairy lights, singing and generally making a noise to scare off the devil! Oh, and the mummers play….

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