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Village News 17th October 2019

• Alrewas Cricket Club’s End of Season Dinner was a celebration of many great achievements this year and indicative of how the club is going from strength to strength. Both the 2nd XI and 3rd XI teams were promoted, the 1st XI team reached the Brewery Cup Final and the Club achieved ECB Clubmark accreditation again. Vice Chairman Gareth Moss gave an uplifting speech and thanked all who put so much effort into the club which has a reputation for having the best kept grounds, the best teas and the best youngsters section around. James ‘Ormey’ Rowland received the award for most improved player and Clubman of the Year went to Chris Scott

• The All Saints Church benefice in Alrewas, which includes St Stephen’s Church in Fradley and St Leonard’s Church in Wychnor, has received a grant of £26,600 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting project, ‘The Pilgrim Way Church Trail’.

All Saints lies on the crossing point of two ancient trade routes as identified by Norman Stubbs in his 1980s book ‘A History of Alrewas’. Tracing the ‘Pilgrim Way’  it became clear that other churches lay along its route, and roads and footpaths link them still. The Pilgrim Way Church Trail will allow visitors to experience six very different churches that lie along this ancient trade path.

Each church will have a guide book, a family activity trail to encourage families to explore the churches and a digital self-led tour that could be followed when the churches are not ‘manned’ with volunteers and accessed via visitors’ own smartphones. It will give access to unseen areas such as the belltower and the ability to see the church in use which will be of particular interest to St Leonard’s in Wychnor as the church is not open very much.

• Following issues with heavy construction traffic causing problems in the village by entering and exiting the Green Acres development site using the wrong routes Councillor Mike Wilcox looked to apply for a stop order on the development until it was rectified. Directional signage has now been erected and lorries should be approaching the site via the slip road into Micklehome Drive and exiting via Dark Lane, Exchange Road and turning left down Main Street.

• Fradley Heritage Group are organising a very timely talk entitled ‘Living with Water in Later Medieval Alrewas’, a fascinating insight into how medieval folk coped living on land that rapidly flooded and drained. It’s on Wednesday 30th October at 7.30pm in Fradley village hall and tickets are £8 including a glass of wine.

The Arts Festival Halloween Quiz on 26th October in Alrewas village hall is filling up fast. Tickets are £8 per person including a fish and chip supper. 

Tickets for both events are available from The Bank Coffeehouse

• Alrewas Tennis Club are running a tennis camp for children aged 4 – 12 years every day over October Half Term 9.30am to 12 noon. The cost is £9 per day or £39 for the week. For further information email mike@micro-sports.co.uk

• The 1st Alrewas Scouts Bonfire and Fireworks display will be held on Walkfield on Saturday 9th November. Gates open 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the firework display at 7pm. Entry is £4, children £3, family ticket £12.

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