Two women in their 60s reunited at a train station.
Projects & People

We meet again

Story by Carol Fadoe In 1963 I was twelve years old living in Aden (now Yemen) where I met Surtag Hack who lived in Khormaksar. We became friends but in August 1964 my family left to return … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Drawing from nature

A new drawing group organised by local people has met twice on Saturday mornings in Abbeyfield Park. It was an enjoyable experience to meet new people whilst drawing our surroundings. We’d like to thank local artist … [Read more]
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3 Roma children blow giant bubbles on the grass.
Projects & People

What a Hullabaloo!

Story by Clare Burnell. Photos by Patrick Amber, Fran Belbin, Gaby Spinks and James Woollen. On Saturday 3rd September Abbeyfield Park held its very first Hullabaloo, a community day with a difference. The festival was organised … [Read more]
Children & Young People

Princess Jasmine

Story and photo by Amy Palmer Over her summer holiday five-year-old Jasmine Barratt from Byron Wood Primary School decided to do something very generous and had seven inches of her hair cut off to donate … [Read more]
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Health, Fitness & Well-being

Man of steel

Fir Vale resident Paul Smith beat off tough competition in July to become England’s Strongest Man 2016. A former student of Firs Hill and Parkwood schools, at 21 Paul is the youngest ever winner of … [Read more]