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Village News 15th July 2021

• Alrewas resident and keen walker Hector Christie has teamed up with Lichfield based Graeme Taylor, whose knowledge of local walks approaches the encyclopaedic, and produced a pocket sized book of 15 of the finest short to medium walks in the area,

They wanted to mark one of the few positive outcomes of 2020 and celebrate and encourage further the benefits and the sheer joy of walking. The walks incorporate the varying aspects of the great outdoors, ranging from wildlife, to the landscape’s historical and literary past, so a major goal of the book is to interpret various routes through their cultural connections and thus enable people to see things in a new way. To this they have added other touches such as the odd humorous slant and where to forage.

The areas covered are those around Alrewas, Fradley and Lichfield, including historic Wychnor, the rich heritage of Lichfield and the Industrial Waterways running throughout the local landscape. 

They have worked closely with Peter Ralley and talked to local walking groups. The funding has been supported by Alrewas and Fradley Charities and this is a not for profit initiative so all sales will go back to producing more copies. They are available

to buy at the Bank Coffeehouse.

If you drop in you will also get an opportunity to see an amazing knitted cake made by Alrewas Knit Wits to mark what would have been the 140th Alrewas Show

• The next village litter pick is this Sunday 18th July, meeting 10am outside Alrewas Surgery. Everyone is welcome to come along and help, equipment will be provided and there will be a free hot drink at the Bank Coffeehouse afterwards

You may have seen youngsters around the village collecting litter. They are working with KAT (Keep Alrewas Tidy) towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards and doing a great job

• The Orme Cup final will be on Tuesday 20th July starting at 6.30pm with The Chapel v Walkfield. Spectators are welcome, there will be a barbecue

Alrewas Cricket Club are delighted to be hosting the final of the prestigious Marston's Smooth Trophy on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August, which will be even better if they can get to the final themselves. They are still in the running.

• All Saint’s Bowling Club are holding an Open Afternoon on Saturday 24th July from 2pm at their historic canal side green near Mays Walk bridge. Beginners are welcome, instruction will be given and tea and cake provided. Just drop by or call 01283 790060 for further information.

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