And welcome to our first autumnal issue of 2021. We’re delighted that most of our local groups are now re-starting this month - we hope that you enjoy reading their articles where you will find further information and contact details. However we are sorry to report that due to the COVID pandemic the Hagley Helpline will not be running for now and in the near future as far as we know.
Our colleague, Erica Sprason is stepping down as advertising manager for the Village News - we thank her very much for all her hard work. This however leaves a vacancy. If you would like to take on this role, please see our advert on page 4 for further details.
As always we have some very interesting pieces for you in this issue. Step Back In Time returns this month with a double page spread on pages 8 and 9 featuring some wonderful old photos of Hagley Court. Along with this HHFS have submitted their monthly piece which is a delightful history of our local train station together with a very vintage photograph.
Please also take a look at page 7. Our adorable little Rainbows of Hagley took part in a ceremony at Hagley Hall where Lord Cobham presented them with prestigious gold awards. Well done girls - you should be very proud.
We have a plea from a lovely young man living in Hagley who will be taking part in a fundraiser later this year. Jacob and his colleagues are trying to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Please see his message on page 6 for more details. We at the Village News wish him all the best in his endeavour.
We’re very pleased to announce that the Hand of Friendship at the Free Church is at last able to run again and welcome our older members of the community - see the Free Church page for more details.
And finally, for all you Harry Potter fans out there, we have a quote on our back page from JK Rowling which we think just about perfectly sums up September and the arrival of Autumn.
Bye for now - see you next month
Front cover photo courtesy of Aaron Ackling
Editor Hagley Village News
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