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Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration Project

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)
The present bells at Castle Bromwich were re-cast in 1952 from earlier bells, and still contain the metal from the bells that were hung in 1717 when the church was re-modelled. These bells have been calling the people of Castle Bromwich to worship for nearly 300 years and although they have a beautiful tone, they are in desperate need of refurbishment.

In 1952, there was a maintenance project undertaken to rectify some of the problems that became apparent with some of the bell castings and fittings. Gillett & Johnston Bell Founders carried out the project and to keep the contract price low this was done by using a mixture of old and new parts of the bell frame and other pieces of the bell mechanics. Some parts of the frame and fittings were just modified to make them ‘work’ and are now in danger of failing and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, the “make do and mend” workmanship carried out 61 years ago has now resulted in the need for major work to be carried out. Investigations are being carried out to assess the amount of work required and to scope the possibility of adding two extra bells, making a more attractive ring of eight bells.

We are proud of our history of bell ringing in Castle Bromwich and would like the refurbishment to be our legacy to the church, as it would be a great pity for the voice of St Mary & St Margaret’s to fall silent. We look forward to celebrating 2017 as the 300th anniversary of the bells being rung in their present form in Castle Bromwich and hope that we will be able to celebrate this with our newly refurbished bells!

The bellringers have set up a charitable trust and the Earl of Bradford had agreed to be our patron. He is lord of the manor of Castle Bromwich and patron of St Mary & St Margaret's Church. For more information and the means to donate generously online go to the Castle Bromwich Bell Ringers' website - http://cbbells.webs.com.

Chelmund's Day - Sunday June 21st

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Chelmund's Day
Sunday 21st July
11.00 - 3.00
Windy Arbor School. Woodlands Way, B37 6RN
Chelmsley Wood festival day! With birds of prey, Saxon camp (and fights!), stalls, table top sale, exhibitions, traditional crafts, demonstartions and all kinds of fun! Free Entry.

Charity Tea Party

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel is hosting a Marie Curie Tea Party from 12pm on Sunday June 30th. The event will feature music, children's entertainment, strawberries and cream, BBQ and cupcakes. Save the date and support this important cause.


Rock n Roll to Help Teenage Cancer Victims

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Castle Bromwich & District Lions are hosting a night of Sixties Music and Dance to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and other charitable causes. The event will take place at the Beaufort Sports & Social Club on Saturday March 9th. Tickets priced at £8.50 are available from Mike 0121 749 6251.


National Clown Theatre Set to Bring Laughter to Arden Hall

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 


All the fun of the circus comes to Arden Hall on Saturday 10th November when The National Clown Theatre makes a special appearance.


Combining the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus the show features traditional slapstick, magic, circus acts, prizes and surprises.



There is just one performance at 2.30pm. Tickets are availableat £4.00  in advance on 01384 423496 and or the door. Discounts of 50p available for groups of 10 or more.

 

Castle Bromwich Lions Recycle for Sight

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Castle Bromwich and District Lions are marking this Thursday's World Sight Day by recycling unused spectacles for use in third world countries.


A spokesperson for Castle Bromwich Lions said, "We're asking that people hunt out their old unused glasses that they have lying around in drawers and put them in the recycling box in Ellis Opticians by Boots in Castle Bromwich. We'll then ensure that they are recycled and used to help improve the sight of people in the third world."


Police Appeal for Help in Tracking Masked Robbers

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

AN ELDERLY woman feared for her life when two masked robbers burst into her home and threatened to smother her.


The 90-year-old was terrified as the young men brandishing sticks - closed the curtains and grabbed a rug from the washing line threatening to smother her if she didn't tell them where she kept her money. The two thugs then ransacked her home and made off with jewellery and a quantity of cash from the property in Foxwood Grove in the Kingshurst area of Birmingham on Saturday 8 September at just after 4pm.


The victim, although unharmed, was left badly shaken then managed to call her neighbour who raised the alarm.


Detective Constable Paul Parham, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, said: "We are appealing to the public to help us find these attackers to ensure that this does not happen to anyone else. They got into the property through an insecure rear door in broad daylight. "The victim was terrified that she was going to be killed and has been left feeling extremely vulnerable in her own home. "We are sure that someone must have seen these men as they ran off on foot across Brockhall Grove and through an alley to Kingshurst Way. It was a warm sunny day, so there would have been people outside."


While the stolen jewellery has little cash value, the pieces are sentimentally invaluable for the victim. The items include three gold rings and three gold chains; one with a crucifix the other with a plain cross and a distinctive gold chain with small pearls linked into it.  


The first attacker is described as a light skinned mixed race man in his mid to late teens, around 5'6" tall, of thin build with dark hair in braids running in lines to the back of his neck. He was wearing a white cloth over his face, with a dark blue or black t-shirt without a collar, dark long shorts below the knee, trainers and carrying a white plastic carrier bag.


The second was a thinly built white man, again in his mid to late teens, 5'2" tall and cleanly shaven with light short hair. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt with light shorts.


DC Parham added: "These types of incidents are exceptionally rare in the West Midlands - particularly in Kingshurst area where burglaries and robberies are down by over 50 per cent since April compared to the same period last year. However, one offence is one too many and we are determined to bring those to prey on the elderly to justice."


Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Parham on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Football Crazy

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Beebee Productions in association with Aton Villa Former Players Association present "Football Crazy" at 7.30 pm on 14th November 2012.


The question and answer session will take place at Arden Hall Castle Bromwich and will feature special guests, Brian Little and Bruce Rioch.


Tickets are £10 each and can be obtained by phoning 0121 749 5089.

MacMillan Coffee Morning Huge Success

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A Macmillan Coffee Morning hosted by Castle Bromwich Parish Council raised a total of £784.68.

The Parish Council would like to thank all who gave gifts and contributions to help make the event such a success.


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