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12:00pm Saturday 15th June 2013
BROMSGROVE MP Hal Miller was awarded a knighthood by the Queen. The 59-year-old Tory backbencher, a former Conservative party vice chairman, was one of six MPs to receive knighthoods in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
10:00am Thursday 13th June 2013
WYTHALL Ratepayers Association objected to the rural council’s scheme to provide a gipsy caravan site on land near Houndsfield sewage farm.They had written that they deplored the idea of a gipsy settlement anywhere in the parish and urged the council to find some other site. The public health committee pointed out that the Houndsfield site was well away from houses.
4:10pm Wednesday 12th June 2013
AT Bromsgrove Petty Sessions, Owen Laugher, of Staple Hill, was charged by the National Homing Union with killing a homing pigeon, value 50s. William Banner stated that he was delivering coal at Staple Hill when he saw the defendant shoot a pigeon in a low flying flock with a catapult. Defendant picked the bird up and said it would do for the pot. Witness noticed a ring on the bird and notified the police. Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of 10s, the value of the bird at 50s and £1 13s 10d costs.
11:00am Friday 7th June 2013
SATELLITE television meant that Bromsgrove bookies could have live racing beamed to their offices. Bromsgrove was the latest town in the country to get the special satellite dish with Ladbrokes in Church Street joining the hi-tech TV transmission boom.
9:00am Thursday 6th June 2013
IN their efforts to publicise the Bromsgrove Rag in aid of Sunfield Children’s Home, students from Bromsgrove College of Further Education staged a mock stick-up on the High Street. Dressed in Western clothes, they clattered up High Street on horseback, parked their broncos in Chapel Street and three moved in on foot to raid Barclays Bank, all of which entertained a large crowd.
10:11am Wednesday 5th June 2013
AT Bromsgrove Petty Sessions an order was made upon John Edward Gale, of Station Road, West Hagley, to contribute 1s per week towards the maintenance of his father who was an inmate of Powick Asylum and to pay £1 9s 8d arrears and costs. Defendant had reduced the arrears from £2 9s 8d and had written offering to clear off the balance by instalments of 10s per month.
11:00am Friday 31st May 2013
VIGILANTE dog catchers were threatening to take to the streets of Frankley following attacks on two children by packs of stray beasts. Residents were angry because Bromsgrove councillors shelved plans to appoint a dog warden to patrol the district to tackle the problem of the stray packs of dogs.
12:00pm Thursday 30th May 2013
QUEUES of young enthusiasts for modern dancing formed outside Edgewood Hall Community Centre on the Rednal House estate. But after a capacity crowd of 250 had been admitted, many more had to be turned away disappointed. The attraction which drew the teenagers was the final of a jive, dance and twist competition.
3:15pm Wednesday 29th May 2013
AT Bromsgrove Petty Sessions, Sidney Banner, of South Worcester Street, was charged with discharging stones from a catapult to the danger of a number of fowls at Stoney Lane.Defendant told the officer that he was shooting at some birds in the hedge and he was ordered to pay the costs 7s and 6d.
3:00pm Friday 24th May 2013