The accompanying image shows the dedication of the memorial, which is now a listed monument.
This took place 100 years ago on Christmas Day 1919.
These are caused by high voltage supplies tripping and being automatically re-routed from elsewhere - hence the short outage.
The problems are almost certainly caused by tree branches being blown into power lines by the blustery winds.
Western Power would be grateful if anyone seeing a possible issue reports it.
If you are concerned that a branch may be close to a power line, please call 0800 096 3080
If there are definite signs of a problem - sparking, burning or smoking please use the emergency number 0800 6783 105 .
From Middletown to The Bromsgrove Road can now be connected to Superfast Broadband.
The service is called Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) which means no copper wire in the route - fibre the whole way.
CSW have provided a couple of links which may help residents.
The CSW website .
There is also the diary entry by someone who had FTTP installed .
This is very detailed and describes the installation, mentions possible issues and gives advice about shopping around for a service provider deal.
A resident in Sambourne has recently had FTTP broadband installed with no problems.
What speed is the service providing? A breathtaking 100+ Mbps!
To display the map, click this link .
As from December 2018 anyone wishing to use this service will be required to show a permit. This will be the only proof of entitlement that will be accepted.
The permit will be in the December edition of The Link in an enclosure titled Studley Voice. This will be distributed in late November.
The permit is printed on the inside back page of The Studley Voice. It has an embossed foil symbol - to prevent photocopying.
Please keep this safe as the issue is a one-off and no spares will be available.
Details of the progress achieved by Sambourne Broadband Action Group can be seen following the "Organisations" tab at the head of this page.
A red letter event!
Middletown Lane and Middletown - from The White House to Five Trees are connected to Superfast Broadband.
You can check to see if it's available on your phone number using the link to the dsl checker .
Alternatively, your ISP can tell you and what packages they have.
Details of UBUS and all other public transport schemes are listed here.
If you would like to receive regular emails with details please contact Village Association
The mobile library will visit the lay-by in Middletown Lane (near the noticeboard) from 15:20 to 15:50.
Dates on the timetable for 2019:
YOU MUST PRODUCE A VALID PERMIT TO USE THIS SERVICE