Aerial Force in Alvechurch
Aerial Force Alvechurch Branch
42 Branden Road, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7PE, United Kingdom
Aerial Force’s coverage does not just relate to the biggest cities and towns within the UK. Everywhere needs access to home entertainment these days, and this is as much true (if not more so) for smaller villages, such as Alvechurch. Located in the west midlands, and 11 miles from Birmingham, Alvechurch is a village and civil parish located within the district of Bromsgrove. Although Birmingham is Alvechurch’s nearest city, the towns of Reddith and Bromsgrove are situated more closely and nearly any village within the thriving West Midlands are, always has a city or town within reaching distance.
Alvechurch’s location makes it an area of beauty for many visitors. Its setting is in the valley of the River Arrow, meaning that visitors can take regular boat trips and relax in the peace and tranquillity that aquatic scenery provides. A lot of people in the UK love a quieter life, and choose a residence in a small, rural setting such as Alvechurch, for a life of peace. Having a population of just over 5,000 people (as of 2001), Alvechurch keeps visitors away from the vastness of Birmingham and other surrounding cities.
Services We Offer
In order for residents of Alvechurch to enjoy the entertainment from across the world, we install Sky, Freeview and offer advice on European satellites, so that viewers can keep up to date with what is happening around the world.
Our expert team (who each have a minimum of 5-years of experience within the industry), install a range of aerials, as required. We do everything with quality and accuracy in mind, and our same day service, keeps customers happy!
Nowadays, it is important to ensure that security is tight. We use the latest in CCTV technology to keep your premises safe and secure, connecting the technology with a range of devices to help you stay in touch with what is happening at your premises.
Aerials and dishes are both often subjected to treacherous conditions, and this can cause them to become damaged. Aerial Force have the skills, experience and knowledge to repair your equipment on the day that it needs doing.
You’ve travelled into the main cities to pick up the latest in television technology, and now you are having trouble installing it. No need to panic, Aerial Force are here! We provide a bracket mounting service to ensure your television can be placed exactly where you want it.
History of Alvechurch
Alvechurch’s history goes back a long way. In 780, the Bishops of Worcester were given the land that the parish was made up, by King Offa of Murcia. Worcester itself is another example of a thriving city within reaching distance of Alvechurch (approximately 24 miles away).
In the Domesday book of 1068, the village was recorded under the name of ‘Alvievecherche’ and at that particular time, a population of under 20 people was noted! As time progressed, the village grew and in the 13th century, the Bishop of Worcester acknowledged this by building a palace. The time was one of community and enterprise, and a weekly market was held within Alvechurch, in addition to an annual fair.
Unfortunately, during the 17th century, Alvechurch’s palace had to be brought down. It would be great to think that this was still there today and could be visited! Although the palace is no longer there, it is still possible to see parts of the old moat and a yew tree that remains on the site.
Through much of the 19th century – and the middle of the 20th century – a brick factory operated in ‘Withybed’ a hamlet on the outskirts of the village. Amongst Alvechurch’s history, include the nail and needlemaking industries.
Although many areas of Britain were developing vastly within the 19th and 20th century (mostly as a result of the Industrial Revolution), Alvechurch has managed to retain much of its historic appearance. The village has a number of medieval buildings as part of its collection, as well as Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian buildings. Not many places around the UK can showcase this range of buildings! Other historic buildings that have remained in Alvechurch include ‘St Laurence’s Church’ which dates back to 1239. How much of its original appearance remains is difficult to ascertain, as parts of the church were re-built in the years between 1858 and 1861.
Alvechurch also merges the traditional with the contemporary. Much newer buildings have appeared, in the form of schools and houses. However, Alvechurch has attempted to commemorate the older school which was demolished, by naming roads after the school’s house names.
Entertainment in Alvechurch
For visitors to -and residents of – Alvechurch, there are a number of unique experiences both indoors and outdoors that can be had. As previously mentioned, the church of St Lawrence gives an insight into Alvechurch’s past. Alternatively, you could choose to visit the Arts and Crafts style Baptist church for a different, though still religious, experience.
Alvechurch FC have recently won the Midland Football League Premier Division. For those who enjoy watching football, a trip to Lye Meadow is often an entertaining experience! Some of football’s greats, including ex-Wolverhampton Wanderer’s striker David Kelly, and Alan Smith (formerly of Arsenal when they were winning competitions!) have both played for Alvechurch.
For lovers of football – who live in Alvechurch but prefer to watch a higher standard of competition – football is generally watched at home. Aerial Force help the residents of Alvechurch to keep updated with their team, by installing, repairing and maintaining satellites and televisions across the region. We hate to think that village life and conditions effect resident’s entertainment negatively, and serve residents with our usual high standards.
Elsewhere, Alvechurch’s outdoor entertainment includes boat hire from companies such as ABC boat hire. A relaxing day on the river is a great way to spend time! For those preferring to stick to regular routes, the Lickey Hills Country Park and Waseley Hills Country Park are not too far away, and produce some lovely walking and scenery!
The Forge Hills Needle Museum is a great place to go to experience some of Alvechurch’s past, and the Avoncroft museum of historic buildings is also close by.
In more recent years (around 1990), Wednesbury has had a light industrial estate built, as well as a retail park. Its look has been transformed by these additions, as well as a pedestrian only street (union street). However, one of Wednesbury’s historical attractions that has been retained, is the market which can still be attended today.
As well as visiting the market, visitors to Wednesbury can enjoy a range of attractions, both indoors and outdoors. Aerial Force enjoy hearing the stories from the citizens of Wednesbury, doing so whilst installing or repairing satellites and aerials as required – keeping their levels of indoor entertainment high.
When exploring the town, residents and visitors enjoy attending the Wednesbury market, which takes place on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Furthermore, the Wednesbury museum and art gallery often holds a range of fascinating collections including Victorian art and Ruskin pottery.
The ‘Church of St Bartholomew’ is another attraction to the town that visitors and residents enjoy, and either take part in a service, or explore the grounds.
Another attraction which is situated relatively close to Wednesbury, is the ‘Black Country Museum’ which is attended by a huge volume of people throughout the year. The museum is particularly popular with children and schools across England, and gives a unique and interesting look at the area’s past. Also close by is ‘Dudley Zoo,’ a place that attracts animal enthusiasts from across the nation.
For other forms of entertainment, visitors can attend the ‘Boulder Central Indoor Climbing’ and the ‘Walsall Leather Museum’ which can be found nearby – as can the ‘Bilston Craft Gallery.’ If pubs and restaurants are your thing, the ‘Prince of Wales’ are a good place to enjoy a pint, and many people go straight from there to ‘Gala Bingo Wednesbury!