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Blakedown WI

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

There was no formal meeting this time as we were celebrating our 94th Birthday! Almost 40 members gathered at La Brasserie, Kidderminster, for a birthday meal.

Three men injured after car crashes through hedge

Kidderminster Shuttle: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

9:13am Monday 6th October 2014

THREE men were taken to hospital late last night after a car left the road and went through a hedge in Kidderminster.

History buffs to hear of 18th century poet

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

1:12pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

CHURCHILL and Blakedown Historical Society is hosting a talk about 18th century poet and landscape gardener William Shenstone.

Beauty queen raising money at fun run

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLAKEDOWN beauty queen is swapping her heels for a pair of trainers as she aims to raise money in a charity fun run.

Family on right track for couple’s anniversary

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A COUPLE from Blakedown celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in style by taking a private train ride on Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Duo who set fire to front door in Stourport face jail

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO men who admitted setting fire to the front door of a house in Stourport have been warned they are facing jail.

Blakedown WI

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

The president thanked Mick Stringer for the vibrantly coloured flowers, and welcomed new member Gloria and visitor Margaret.

Bus re-route now agreed

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross Clent

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS have been confirmed to re-route the 192 Stourport to Kidderminster and Halesowen bus to cover part of the 197 route that is being axed in September.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision near Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

11:29am Monday 30th June 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured in a collision between Blakedown and Kidderminster.

Blakedown WI

9:11am Friday 23rd May 2014

The president welcomed visitors Jane and Caroline and thanked Mary for the lovely flower arrangement.

Wyre Forest areas set to benefit from EU funding guidelines

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mission: ‘I want to link local people looking for jobs with  as many potential employers as possible’ says Mark Garnier.

7:30am Sunday 11th May 2014

BUSINESSES and organisations in three Wyre Forest areas will be eligible for financial support from the EU.

Blakedown beauty in running for Miss Birmingham

Kidderminster Shuttle: BREAKING THE MOULD: Katie Stamps, 21, is competing at the Miss Birmingham pageant.

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A BLAKEDOWN woman who works in the construction industry will be swopping her hard hat for high heels at a regional beauty pageant final.

Blakedown WI

11:27am Thursday 20th March 2014

The president welcomed members and thanked June Gordon for the pretty spring tulips.

House completion numbers in Wyre Forest at highest since 2007

7:10am Wednesday 19th February 2014

HOUSE completion numbers are at their highest in Wyre Forest since 2007 says Wyre Forest District Council.

Village's train service reduced

Kidderminster Shuttle: Winchester train station.

6:40am Monday 23rd December 2013

AN improved service for Hartlebury rail passengers has had a negative knock-on effect for five stations, including Blakedown.

Blakedown WI

9:33am Thursday 19th December 2013

The president welcomed members and visitors from neighbouring WIs to the Blakedown WI Christmas entertainment evening.


2:09pm Thursday 12th December 2013

The president welcomed visitor Joan, then thanked Margaret Dams for the exquisite Ikebana flower arrangement.

Blakedown WI

2:25pm Thursday 5th December 2013

The president welcomed visitor Joan, then thanked Margaret Dams for the exquisite Ikebana flower arrangement.

Blakedown WI

1:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

President Doreen Chatwin proudly announced that the WI has now leaped into the 21st century – and has a website.

Police investigating arson at Blakedown bungalow

Kidderminster Shuttle: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

9:59am Monday 28th October 2013

AN ARSON attack at an isolated bungalow at Blakedown is being investigated by police.

Blakedown WI

9:49am Thursday 17th October 2013

Members celebrated the WI’s 93rd birthday with a supper and singing.

Chaddesley Corbett Gardening Club

12:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

The visit to Pump Cottage in Weatheroak, near Alvechurch, lived up to expectations.

Blakedown WI

2:28pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Members enjoyed a wet but enjoyable strawberry tea at Jan Cook’s home last month.

Crash scene near Blakedown - picture

Kidderminster Shuttle: Crash scene near Blakedown - picture

9:57am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

THIS was the scene as emergency services attended a crash near Blakedown.

Two taken to hospital following crash near Blakedown

8:18am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

TWO people were taken to hospital, one by air ambulance, after a crash near Blakedown.

Blakedown WI

9:51am Friday 30th August 2013

Members enjoyed a wet but enjoyable strawberry tea at Jan Cook’s home last month.

Child's play for Esther in Uganda

Kidderminster Shuttle: At play: Esther Gittoes with Busoona students in the playhouse she helped to build.

11:32am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

BLAKEDOWN teenager Esther Gittoes embarked on an adventure of a lifetime helping the less fortunate in the remote region of Jinja in Uganda.

Blakedown WI

2:54pm Thursday 18th July 2013

Speaker Anja Potze provided a fascinating insight into the development of diamonds from insignificant pieces of rock to items of great beauty and value in jewellery.

Kemp Hospice shops celebrate 20 years with afternoon tea

7:30am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

KEMP Hospice is holding an afternoon tea in Blakedown to celebrate 20 years of its retail department.

Blakedown WI

3:22pm Thursday 20th June 2013

Major Ron Foster, a member of the expedition to Borneo’s Death Valley, was the speaker at the June meeting.

Blakedown WI

9:38am Thursday 16th May 2013

Members were asked to vote upon the National Resolution relating to the decline in our high streets.

Blakedown man jailed for cable theft

8:10am Tuesday 16th April 2013

A BLAKEDOWN man and two others from Stourbridge have each been put behind bars for 18 months after the theft of valuable overhead telecommunications cable brought chaos to homes and a pub business in the Iverley area.

Blakedown WI

10:00am Friday 5th April 2013

Doreen Jeeves talked about the work of the ‘Associated Country Women of the World’ (known within WI as ACWW) at the latest meeting.

Team Churchill and Blakedown wins Wyre Forest parish games

Kidderminster Shuttle: Worthy winners: Councillors from Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council pick up a cheque for £50.

7:50am Tuesday 26th March 2013

CHURCHILL and Blakedown Parish Council has won a financial boost after finishing first in this year’s parish games quiz.

Heathfield pupils past and present celebrate nursery's 10 years

Kidderminster Shuttle: Birthday party: Trying to fit on some of the nursery’s play equipment, from left, Tara Biddle, 11, William Howell-Morgan, 11 and Joshua Tidmarsh, 12.

8:00am Saturday 9th March 2013

STAFF and current and past pupils at a Wolverley school have celebrated 10 years of its day nursery.

Plans to rescue Blakedown signal box underway

7:30am Monday 21st January 2013

PLANNING permission is being sought to move a 19th-century signal box in Blakedown after Network Rail made plans to demolish it.

Jewellery stolen in Blakedown burglary

12:04pm Tuesday 15th January 2013

TWO watches have been stolen after thieves gained entry through a garage in a burglary in Blakedown yesterday.

Blakedown PACT meetings replaced with drop-in surgeries

12:10pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

PARTNERS and Community Together (PACT) meetings will be replaced with informal drop-in surgeries in Blakedown and Churchill.

Blakedown school boy takes part in harbour swim

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cold water: Paul and Sam Baggott after their Christmas day swim.

7:40am Wednesday 2nd January 2013

A 12-year-old Wyre Forest Swimming Club member made a splash on Christmas day by swimming across Weymouth Harbour.

Blakedown WI

5:00pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

The Drama Group reflected on the very special year of 2012 with the Olympic Games and  the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in their annual production entitled Happy and Glorious.

Blakedown WI

3:35pm Thursday 29th November 2012

 Caroline Jephcott , a local magistrate, and Les King from the Probation Service, were the guest speakers. Their aim to show how these two agencies work together to improve public confidence in sentencing and raise awareness of the effectiveness of community penalties.

Scouts to deliver your Christmas post

9:00am Sunday 18th November 2012

KIDDERMINSTER Scouts will be collecting and delivering Christmas post this year.

Blakedown man appeals against conviction after juror jailed

12:31pm Wednesday 14th November 2012

A BLAKEDOWN man jailed for his part in a multi-million pound metal theft plot is to challenge his conviction after a juror at his trial was sent to prison.

Jewellery and electrical items stolen in Blakedown burglary

4:35pm Tuesday 13th November 2012

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of jewellery and electrical items were stolen in a burglary in Blakedown.

£24,000 car stolen from Blakedown driveway

1:50pm Thursday 8th November 2012

A CAR was taken from a Blakedown driveway after two homes in the village were entered.

Golfers club together to raise thousands

Kidderminster Shuttle: On target: From left, Tracie Evans, past captain Paul Walker, Mike Preston and assistant club secretary Beverley Smith hosted charity events over the year.

7:20am Wednesday 7th November 2012

QUIZ evenings, coffee mornings and a fashion show have helped a golf club to raise nearly £5,000 for good causes.

Luke Walker vows to clear his name as he settles back in at home

Kidderminster Shuttle: Luke Walker and dad Patrick. Buy photo: 451222L

2:47pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

“I’M ready to go back anytime to clear my name” - murder accused Luke Walker has told the News as he settled back in at his Brierley Hill home after two-and-a-half years in Crete.

Salon helps make dream come true

Kidderminster Shuttle: Make a wish: Macey Littleton, with her dollars and salon staff Kera Bennett and Lloyd Baker.

7:20am Monday 8th October 2012

A BLAKEDOWN salon has boosted the wish of a Kidderminster girl who has battled cancer by raising spending money for her dream trip to America.

Cash stolen in Blakedown nursery burglary

11:38am Tuesday 2nd October 2012

BURGLARS who broke into a Blakedown nursery have stolen a cash box containing £100.

Blakedown WI

1:56pm Friday 28th September 2012

President Doreen Chatwin welcomed everyone to the members’ evening and thanked Kath Edwards for her very pretty flower arrangement.


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