Hi All….I was contacted last week by Isabel Kimbrey, a Broadcast Journalist for BBC Hereford & Worcester. (email below)

So I though we should do the right thing and help out!



Isabel’s email:

Good morning,

Isabel here from BBC Hereford & Worcester.

I’m getting in touch regarding a story I’m working on at the moment which has links to Stanley Edge, who had an influential design role in the Austin Motor Company, and who designed the Austin 7 motor car.

There’s an a piece of land in Frankley, Worcestershire which is owned by the National Trust known as the Birmingham Panorama, which offers panoramic views of the West Midlands city.

What also is situated on this area of land is a memorial stone to Stanley Edge, commemorating his role in Austin Motors.

Unfortunately, this area has become a big hotspot for fly-tipping – and it appears no one is taking responsibility to clean the area up (The national trust who own the land and Bromsgrove District Council, the local authority in charge of the area where this bit of land is).

I’m just wondering if someone would be available to have a quick chat about this and what you make of a memorial to one of Austin Motors’ designers being buried away underneath rubbish please? I feel it would be a good addition to the story to hear what you think of the situation.

Feel free to call me on my mobile number which is in my email signature.

All the best,


Isabel Kimbrey

Broadcast Journalist

BBC Hereford & Worcester