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Captain Bill, the last truly great part-timer 

22 Apr 17

BILL SLATER has two unique claims to football fame he was the last amateur to play in the FA Cup final and the only part-time player to be named Footballer of the Year.


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Oldbury theatre celebrates makeover with a thriller 

22 Apr 17

OLDBURY REP will celebrate their recent box office and foyer make-over with a classic thriller early next month.


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International stars and homegrown talent at the Hippodrome in the… 

21 Apr 17

LAST WEEK we featured some of the reminiscences of singer Veronica Walker.


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Happy memories of Princes End in days gone by 

20 Apr 17

IN MARCH, in Bugle 1281, we asked readers if they could help the Dudley Archive and Local History Centre identify a photograph that had recently been donated to them.


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The front of the day school has been preserved 

19 Apr 17

Following on from last week’s article about the sad state of the Bilston Technical School, which is at least still standing, can I bring to your attention the Wednesbury Technical School, built in 1896 and situated between the Town Hall and old Post …


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The man looks like Albert McPherson 

19 Apr 17

About the Bert Williams cricket photograph on the back page of Bugle 1284, the gentleman standing second left looks like Albert McPherson, the former Walsall centre-half who played more than 350 times for the Saddlers and later coached West Bromwich …


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Warley & DistrictSunday League 

19 Apr 17

Thursday April 13Division 1Woodgreen West Park 0–0 Tividale Wonder Division 2 Edgbaston Priory 7–2 Haden Cross Netherton Rangers 4–1 Bearwood FC Division 3 SPY BNJS Res 3–3 FC Hasbury Lapal 2–4 Rowley Village Division 4 Londonderry Rangers…


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Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

19 Apr 17

PremierDudley Sports 31 Station Inn Grange Ath P Darby End Ath Division 1 Alveley Sports 40 Sporting Club Brit Wollaston 31 Wordsley AFC Kingswinford Swan 02 Redman Stourbridge Ath 62 Wall Heath Alliance Wyre Forest 61 Wollaston Lions Division…


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When the Duke of Kent opened 

12 Apr 17

A LITTLE way from the Market Place, on Priory Road, are Dudley Borough’s municipal buildings.


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Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

12 Apr 17

SEASON 1960-61AFTER BOTH Albion and Wolves had been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round the Baggies by Lincoln City at Sincil Bank and the holders in a replay by Huddersfield Town the first Black Country derby of the season took place…


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Dog days in 1960s Dudley 

11 Apr 17

THESE humorous stories are taken from the Gossip of the Week column of the Dudley Herald, March 4, 1966, by The Man About Town.


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Wolverhampton Grammar School playing fields 

11 Apr 17

IT IS said that, after Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington remarked that the battle was won on the playing fields of Eton.


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1930s glamour on stage and off at Stourbridge town hall 

10 Apr 17

YOU CAN almost smell the greasepaint in these theatrical photographs from 1936.


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A grand old house in Sedgley – part two 

9 Apr 17

FOLLOWING the death of John Twigg Homer in 1934, it is believed that the house known as Dormston lay empty and unused until the beginning of the Second World War when it became the headquarters of the local Home Guard.


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Search for descendants of Dudley family in photo album 

9 Apr 17

OVER the years the Bugle has helped many readers in tracing their family trees or in attempts to reunite something with the descendants of its original owners.


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New president of BCS 

9 Apr 17

THE 50th AGM of the Black Country Society was held at the Dudley Canal Trust last month.


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Wartime works wedding day gift that was made in enemy territory 

8 Apr 17

IT IS COMMON practice when a couple become wed that their friends at work have a whip-round and present them with a gift.


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Sunbeam souvenir in the spoon jar 

7 Apr 17

OUR RECENT series of article on the prestigious Sunbeam Motor Company of Wolverhampton prompted Marylin Wise of Pendeford to bring an interesting memento to our office at the Dudley Archives Centre.


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WWII Victoria Cross hero commemorated in Smethwick 

7 Apr 17

A SPECIAL display to mark the 75th anniversary of a major World War Two operation has been set up at Smethwick Library to commemorate the event and a brave local serviceman who was awarded the Victoria Cross.


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Schoolgirl Erin is one of Britain’s best biathletes 

7 Apr 17

DUDLEY schoolgirl Erin Maher is one of the top five biathletes in the country in her age group after a stellar display in London last month.


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New exhibition takes a look back at the old Black Country 

6 Apr 17

THE Black Country has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, a transformation exemplified by the photograph on our front page.


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Snakes alive! Two-week hatchling found on pavement outside… 

6 Apr 17

SINCE the Black Country Bugle was founded 45 years ago, many strange and interesting items have been brought to us by our readers, but last week we had one of the most unusual things ever to come to our office.


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Don’t forget Stourbridge 

5 Apr 17

IT was very interesting reading about Charles Williams, the railwayman who became Mayor of Dudley, but don’t forget the Stourbridge railwaymen who became mayor here! Griffiths, Hardwick and Hunt, I think.


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When the only way is up 

5 Apr 17

I NOTICED last week when I went to pick up my beloved Bugle that the cover charge has risen to 90 pence, another two bob rise and in my estimation in ten years time, in 2027, it will cost at least 1.90.


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Enter stage left… drama group needs new actors 

5 Apr 17

WEST Bromwich drama group the All Saints Players would like to appeal for new acting members of all age groups both male and female, and for backstage crew, for lighting, sound and set building.


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Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

5 Apr 17

PremierHarriers Trust 5-3 Darby End AthleticNamaste Tigers 2-3 WaterfallNetherton Colts Sen 2-3 Grange AthleticStation Inn 0-2 Stourport SwiftsStourport Swifts 1-0 Station InnDivision 1Brit Wollaston 1-3 Waggon HorsesRedman 6-1 Stourbridge…


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Warley & DistrictSunday League 

5 Apr 17

J Rochell Memorial TrophyRound 1Khalsa Sports 7-0 Cradley SportsJinglers 2-3 Ivy BushOakham Utd 4-1 Haden CrossJ Rochell Memorial TrophyQuarter FinalLangley Gold 4–1 O’ReillysAPD Challenge Cup Quarter FinalTipton Rangers 2–0 AFC CambridgeSurridge…


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Wednesbury suffer as Yardley men get physical 

5 Apr 17

YARDLEY DISTRICT 18WEDNESBURY 3THIS week Wednesbury travelled to Yardley for a very hard physical game, leaving them with a number of injuries.


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Swift Hereford hat-trick sees Darlaston dealt heavy defeat 

5 Apr 17

HEREFORD LADS CLUB 6 DARLASTON TOWN 0A 15 MINUTE hat trick by Tom Harding condemned Darlaston to their heaviest defeat in three seasons at Champions elect Hereford LC.


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Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

29 Mar 17

SEASON 1958-59 continuedOVER at The Hawthorns, Ronnie Allen’s late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the final game of the season, sent the Birmingham club into Division Two.


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Readers recall the big stars they saw at the Dudley Hippodrome 

27 Mar 17

LAST WEEK Bugle reader John Trafford recalled the time he saw the celebrated Irish tenor Josef Locke perform at the Dudley Hippodrome.


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Both my parents worked through the war at Thompsons Bros 

27 Mar 17

RECENT articles by Gavin Jones about Thompson Brothers (Bilston) brought back my early life so clearly.


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Grocer great uncle was Wolverhampton mayor 

26 Mar 17

IN BUGLE 1280 we asked readers if anyone in their family had served as a mayor or councillor of a Black Country borough.


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Do you remember the High Town Wortons or Harry the landlord? 

26 Mar 17

MANY of us these days are familiar with that frustration that comes from hitting a dead-end with our family tree research.


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Stourbridge theatre group was all at sea with 1936 comedy 

25 Mar 17

LAST week we featured the Stourbridge players with some fine photographs sent to us by Georgina Foord of Dorset.


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Do you recognise yourself among this post-war Grammar School… 

25 Mar 17

QUEEN MARY’S Grammar School in Walsall has a long, proud history and quite a few Old Boys who went on to make their mark in the wider world.


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Any old irons? Nigel’s curious collection forms new exhibition 

25 Mar 17

THE thought of ironing isn’t likely to get many of us excited, but a curious exhibition currently running at Tipton Library is showing visitors what an unusual history that most mundane of household implements has.


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New museum opens celebrating Wolverhampton transport heritage 

24 Mar 17

ON SATURDAY, March 11, the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay, rang in a new era of the preservation of the city’s rich transport heritage, at the official opening of the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre.


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Classmates will hear of Pardoe link 

22 Mar 17

ON March 27 a group of old school friends will gather at the Old Swan Inn in Netherton to hear how one of them was related to the renowned Pardoe family who gave their name to Ma Pardoe’s brewery.


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Fred Pentland – forgotten Black Country boy who became a… 

22 Mar 17

ARGUABLY the most influential manager in the history of Spanish football is not a Spaniard but a man born in the Chapel Ash area of Wolverhampton.


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Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

22 Mar 17

WOLVES League Champions againFOUR years after winning the Football League championship for the very first time, Wolves captured the top prize again in 1957-58, having a convincing five point margin over runners-up Preston North End when the last ball…


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I saved the Tipton Slasher’s clock from being thrown away 

22 Mar 17

WILLIAM PERRY, the Tipton Slasher, may be the most famous son of the Black Country but very few of his personal possessions have survived to the present day.


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Remembering the good old days of the horse and cart 

22 Mar 17

DO YOU remember when horse-drawn carts still plied their way through the Black Country’s streets?Their numbers declined throughout the 20th century and after the Second World War they became an increasingly rare sight, but some traders remained true …


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Teddy Grays film for one day only 

22 Mar 17

THERE will be a rare opportunity to see renowned photographer Martin Parr’s film about Teddy Gray’s sweet factory on April 27.


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Bloxwich – A stroll through the history of a vanished football… 

21 Mar 17

AS LOCAL amateur sides go, there aren’t many whose name is as well-known and respected as Bloxwich Strollers.


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Black Country Society marks half century with blue plaque 

21 Mar 17

THE 50th anniversary of the Black Country Society was celebrated on Wednesday March 1st at the Noah’s Ark pub in Tipton, where the society had held its inaugural meeting on the same date in 1967.


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Foundation stone laid by the Earl of Dudley 

20 Mar 17

LAST WEEK we told the story of how Charles Williams, the signalman at Dudley station became mayor of the borough in 1933.


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Photo puzzle of Coseley bowls club 

19 Mar 17

THIS FINE photograph, getting on for 100 years old, has been donated recently to the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre but, sadly, very little is known about it.


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Fond memories of ox-roaster Fred 

18 Mar 17

OUR ox-roasting front cover photo from February 15 has certainly got Bugle readers talking.


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Steam Age kicks – how a boyhood memory finally made it onto… 

16 Mar 17

ON THE subject of steam engines and narrow boats, if I was a betting man which I am not I would wager that a high majority of males between the age of five and 105, especially those born and bred in the Black Country would share my empathy for the …







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