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Fire and Rescue Service Challenge Day 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

I went to see the Rescue Challenge at Webbs of Wychbold, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. This is an event where various Fire Services from around the UK compete in simulated rescue situations. The most dramatic of which is the two vehicle extraction where one car is positioned on top of another. I recorded one of […]

Redditch Fire Station Bonfire and Firework Display 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Another great Bonfire Night and Firework Display at Redditch Fire Station. Although it was originally expected that 2014 would have been the last display the Fire Service have now confirmed that they do plan to continue with the regular tradition for 2016 and beyond. There is a reasonable admission fee (£4 adults, £2 children in […]

Worcester Victorian Market and Christmas Fayre

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This is the first time we have visited the Worcester Victorian Market and Christmas Fayre, but it won’t be our last. We didn’t have much time to spend at the Christmas Victorian Fayre. Unlike some of the other markets the Victorian Fayre at Worcester is held on only one weekend of the year; normally the […]

Christmas markets and Christmas craft fairs – UK 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Christmas is coming, which means it’s time to start planning trips to Christmas Markets looking for those unique Christmas presents and taking in the odd beer and hot dog, or roasted chestnuts. This is a list of dates for Christmas 2011. Later dates will be available from Days Out Diary – Christmas events. Frankfurt Christmas […]

Avoncroft Museum of historical buildings in Bromsgrove Worcestershire

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Avoncroft museum is an understated museum in Worcestershire. I had seen the tourist signs for the museum whilst driving past and we visited over the summer bank holiday weekend. The Avoncroft Museum is about 19 acres in size with over 27 different buildings and structures. There is a large range of different buildings from timber […]

Fireman Sam – Live on Stage – Pontypandy Rocks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

We had already bought our children a copy of the Fireman Sam Live on Stage DVD and the kids really enjoyed it. So when we saw that Fireman Sam was coming to the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham we jumped at the chance to buy tickets. It’s perhaps a good job we did as the tickets […]

The End Of The Line – shopping for sustainable fish

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

After watching the film documentary – The End of the Line I’ve now read the book as well. The End of the Line examines the damage that commercialised fishing has done and is still doing to the worlds oceans putting profits ahead of the sustainability of the fish. This has endangered many species of fish, […]

Evesham Vale Light Railway – family day out

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Evesham Vale Light Railway is a small (15 inch gauge) railway in Evesham Country Park Worcestershire. The trains run most weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays, but if going to visit the railway then check the Evesham Vale Light Railway website before travelling. There are two stations. The main station is by the main […]

Roll-up Roll-up as the Great American Circus comes to Town

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’ve not really been to many circuses before so didn’t really know what to expect when Uncle Sam’s Great American Circus came to Redditch. I’ve seen a couple of shows before at Blackpool Tower and Circus Circus hotel in Las Vegas, but if I have ever been to a circus in a big top tent […]

Evesham Fire Station Open Day 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Having visited Evesham Fire Station open day in 2009 I took the kids along to the open day again during 2010. The event was similar to last year, but with a few changes. There was still good representation from the other emergency services including police, ambulance, air ambulance and a speed camera van. Instead of […]


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