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Acocks Green, Birmingham

Chill @ Costa June 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nic Toms @ 10:07 pm

chill at costaDriving passed the Costa Coffee in AG on a Friday evening I’d normally expect it to be all closed up, lights off.  However, I saw a few young people coming out and I remembered something I’d heard at the neighbourhood forum.  There were music events at the Costa for 13-19 year olds but the funding had been pulled!  Yes, the funding was pulled from Community Chest, but fortunately they got Youth Opportunity Funding.  Yay!

I really hope that isn’t true 😦

I found a few details about Chill on facebook.  Does anyone have any other info?

I’m hoping to be invited to the next one to do an interview or two.



What’s in a name? June 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nic Toms @ 7:13 pm
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I haven’t come across this site before but William Dargue’s – A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames has some fantastic information and pictures of Acocks Green on it.

It seems the Acock’s family gave us our name but actually they lived a bit further down the road!  As Dargue explains:  “The change of location of Acocks Green took place as a result of the surveys which were undertaken in preparation for the cutting of the Birmingham & Warwick Canal in 1792. The mapmaker mistakenly applied the name Acocks Green to the hamlet of Westley Brook.”

We’ll probably stick with it for now though eh?  Although I’ve had some funny looks/ comments when giving someone my address who lives outside of Brum.  “A … cocks … green?!”