Best real ale pubs in Redditch – guest post by Robert


Wetherspoon - The Royal Enfield - The Old Cine...

Wetherspoon – The Royal Enfield – The Old Cinema – Unicorn Hill, Redditch (Photo credit: ell brown)

With traditional British pubs closing at an alarming rate, it’s great to find a place that still has lots of knowledgeable barmen offering proper craft beer on tap in cosy surroundings. If you love a decent real ale or craft beer, you have to pay Redditch a visit. Here are some of the highlights of the local beer scene…

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Golden Girls Pool Team – End of the Summer League


English: The Golden Cross pub, Unicorn Hill, R...

The Golden Cross Pub, Unicorn Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The end of the summer league is upon us, all that remains is the Andy Darnley Cup and Summer League Final Rounds. The group stages ended with our final match on Wednesday 8th August.

We have been nothing if not consistent throughout the season… consistently bad 😦

Our best match of the season was against Studley Cricket Club on the 1st August, where we managed to win three games! 😀 Yep, that’s right 3, it meant we had still lost 8-3 to Studley CC but we were all really pleased to have finally scored something other than 10-1 or worse 11-0 as we had for all our other games…

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The Big Society, Part 2 – Volunteering and My Local Area


Church Green and St. Stephen's Church in centr...

Church Green and St. Stephen’s Church in central Redditch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Part 1 I shard my responses to the massobs spring directive on the Big Society questions on the Big Society itself and ‘Community’. In this part the questions are about voluntary work and my local area, here are my responses… Continue reading

The Big Society, Part 1 – Overview and Community


English: Michael Gove speaking at the Conserva...

English: Michael Gove speaking at the Conservative Party “Big Society” policy launch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For my Mass Observation Spring Directive report one of the topics was the ‘Big Society‘.  I have finally gotten round to writing up my piece on the subject and as I said months ago when I started with massobs I will share my responses to the directives on my blog. This ended up being a very long response as there were a lot of questions so I will be splitting it into at least two posts, in addition I also thought it would be handy to include an excerpt that explains what the ‘Big Society’ is, as I am sure like me, many of you have heard of it but not really know what it is…

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Pool Match – Golden Girls vs Stoppit


What do you get when you combine a scantily clad all girls pool team, an all alpha-male pool team, sex-shop toys, a pub and a pool match?

The game between the Golden Girls and Stoppit – that’s what!

Yes, on Wednesday evening we had what is set to be the most interesting pool match of the season, I’m pretty sure it would be hard to top this night, which is a challenge for us, the Golden Girls, now as we have another match against Stoppit before the season is over!!

Let me tell you how things went down…

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