Village News July 2022


Welcome to our July issue of your lovely Village News. We have plenty to catch up on this month starting with some fantastic articles in line with last month’s Jubilee Celebrations.

On page 5 the Hagley Historical and Field Society look back to 1977 and the gentile manner in which Hagley celebrated the Silver Jubilee. Fast forward to page 11 for Hagley Parish Council’s report on the success of their 2022 Party In The Park for the Platinum Jubilee - you may even spot yourself on the photograph! If you’d really like to step back further in time though, take a look at pages 8 and 9 where we have included an old copy of the souvenir programme of the Queen’s visit to Worcestershire in 1957 - arriving by train at our very own beloved station.

In this issue we also bring you the exciting news of the opening of Hagley Park and Visitor Centre later this month. What a treat it will be able to explore this lovingly restored beautiful, historic parkland right on our doorsteps. Turn to page 18 for more information and a lovely photograph of the delightful 2nd Hagley Rainbows standing with Lord Cobham amongst the glorious bluebells.

Staying on the subject of enjoying the great outdoors we’d just like to throw in a quick reminder of the Walking Football and the Hagley Library Healthy Walking Group. If you want to keep fit, breathe in some fresh air and enjoy good company then you’ll find details of both on pages 10 and 42.

And as you’ll see our theme for this month is the water lily - in its prime in July. If you’re lucky enough to see one in full bloom then it’s definitely worth appreciating - each individual flower only last for about four days before sinking back into the water it came from. Perhaps because its beauty is so short lived is why it’s so special - just for that precious fleeting glimpse. Have a lovely July - we’ll be back with more news next month.

Events in Hagley

Wednesday 6 July

7.00 pm Westglen Heel Work to Music at Hagley Community Centre

1.30 pm University of the Third Age at St Saviours Church Hall


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