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August 2013

Kings Norton Festival on the second weekend in July is always a challenge, with great reward, expected and equally unexpected. 2013 was no exception. The sun shone fiercely. The bells rang out from hand and tower. Scoutburgers and Brownie doughnuts, Immanuel cakes and the return of the pork-roast, with much else, kept us fed. Maypole dancing and Extend Exercise kept us fit. Messy Church and much else kept us (happily) messy. Stalls from Kings Norton’s wide range of community and amenity groups kept us informed and active. Kings Norton Society’s quiz (nearly £200 raised: thank you) stirred the brain and crafters, book sale and tombolas stirred our pockets. It was a wonderful day.

Very large thanks, as always, go to all who supported and shared in the day, its hard labour and its joy, especially to Friends of Historic Kings Norton, who I know would want a special thank you said to Sylvia Fox for shouldering so much of the administration. (If you saw Sylvia during the week standing stock-still in the churchyard, she was just measuring stall layouts, not practising to be a monument!)...

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