September 25th, 2016

Make a date with this aerial view of Redditch

A HEADLESS Cross businessman is taking to the skies and showing the beauty of the town in which he was born and bred from a whole new height.

Martin Phillips, of Go-Web Design, has produced a calendar showcasing Redditch beauty spots as never seen before – from 200ft in the air.

The 56-year-old, with a little help from his Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – or drone to you and me, has put together a calender for 2016 which features aerial shots of the town’s most popular and iconic attractions such as Forge Mill Needle Museum, the Water Tower, Redditch Golf Club and Arrow Valley Lake and Sailing Club.

And it’s all for a good cause – 25 per cent of all profit from sales of the calendar will be donated to Cancer Research UK, a cause very close to Martin’s heart.

“I was born in Redditch in 1959 and have spent many years watching the town grow and develop and recently had the urge to try and capture some of my favourite places and to promote them,” he added.

When combined with his desire to help fund-raise for Cancer Research after losing two friends to the disease and seeing a further diagnosed with lung cancer just this year alone, the idea for the calendar was born.

“Seeing Redditch from the air was a wonderful experience and I hope my small contribution will help the charity,” Martin added.

The calendar, which took Martin a few months to complete, is available for £7.99 from Roy Felton of ASAP Printing Ltd, who is helping Martin with the printing, at 35 Birchfield Road, Headless Cross.

A copy can also be ordered online at for a cost of £9.99 including delivery.

For more information, contact Martin at or on 07813 647525.