Nostalgia: What happened to Coventry City star Mickey Gynn?

True Balsall Commoner’s, being Sky blue fans (ahem), may be interested to know that 1987 FA cup (the last 21 years have been a bad dream) hero Mickey Gynn turnee postman has the Balsall Common patch..

 

Nostalgia: What happened to Coventry City star Mickey Gynn?
Sunday Mercury
Gynn still lives in the village but now delivers to Berkswell and Balsall Common. And he is also a regular at the Ricoh Arena collating stats for the Press Association. “It’s important to me, even though I am not a footballer any more, I still think  

 

 

Best of British Royal Wedding Street Party at the Railway Inn

Party hungry folk at the Railway Inn on Station Road Balsall Common have pulled out all the stops to put on a right Royal Street party tomorrow (Friday 29th April 2011).  Landlords Roger and Heather Parker are opening their doors for a full programme of Royal celebrations starting with live coverage of the event with indoor and outdoors screens and bars, street party, disco hog roast, BBQ and live entertainments. Continue reading “Best of British Royal Wedding Street Party at the Railway Inn”

History: Talk tomorrow at Lady Katherine Leveson School “The Manor of Balsall”

The recently formed events planning group at St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall are trying to increase the access for and involvement of local people.  Temple Balsall was an important medieval manor when the school and the rest of Balsall Common was indeed common land.  They would very much like to make this local gem more widely known.

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Spirit of legendary Coventry Blitz girl to oversee 18th birthday celebrations

Balsall Common teenager Ashleigh Brown is getting ready to celebrate her 18th birthday in Coventry this Wednesday (1st December) at the pub her great great grandmother famously refused to close during the Coventry Blitz.  An the family have been preparing Spon Street’s historic Old Windmill, affectionately know as ‘Ma Brown’s’ after its’ famous wartime landlady.

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