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I was a very lucky lad to be Albion’s mascot 

21 Sep 17

TWO WEEKS ago, in Bugle 1306 we featured this picture of West Bromwich Albion on the very first day of the 1963-64 season and we asked if anyone knew the whereabouts of their young mascot.


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Structural steel on a grand scale in Darlaston 

21 Sep 17

FEW places could rival the Black Country for its output of iron and steel during our industrial hey-day, and Darlaston’s Rubery Owen was one of the region’s biggest names.


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What a star… 1909 Little Briton is a rare survivor 

20 Sep 17

YOU have recently done an interesting piece on the Briton Motor Company (Bugle, August 16 edition).


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20 Sep 17

FLORENCE Caroline Goddard sadly past away last month, aged 101.


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New Dudley museum filling up ready for opening later this month 

20 Sep 17

EXCITING times at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre as more and more artefacts arrive in preparation of the opening of the new museum on Saturday, September 30.


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Warley & DistrictSunday League 

20 Sep 17

Results Sunday September 17Langley Town 4-0 Brandhall FCWednesbury Rosehill 7-0 Yeltz BarKCB United 1-6 Crown CourtBearwood FC 0-5 Team VGSA Reserves 1-4 Forest FalconsCoombswood 3-0 Forge RangersWednesbury CD 4-3 Netherton Sports SocialSummerhill…


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Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

20 Sep 17

Results Sunday September 17Premier DivisionAreley Kings 0-8 Portway InnDudley Sports 3-3 Harriers TrustNetherton Colts Seniors 4-1 Station InnStourport Swifts 2-2 Wyre ForestDivision OneBeech Tree Sports 3-0 Sporting ClubBewdley Arches 2-2 …


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Second-half slump sees Tipton pipped by Old Wulfrunians 

20 Sep 17

TIPTON TOWN 0OLD WULFRUNIANS 1OLD Wulfrunians, hailing from Castlecroft, proved a tough nut once again, deserving of their eventual victory.


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Wednesbury run riot over Redditch 

20 Sep 17

Midlands RFUJunior Vase Round 1REDDITCH RUFC 0WEDNESBURY RUFC 19WEDNESBURY travelled to Worcestershire to play Redditch in the first round of the Junior Vase.


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Four goals keep Darlaston unbeaten 

20 Sep 17

DARLASTON TOWN 4WYRLEY 0DARLASTON extended their league unbeaten run to six games with a comprehensive win in front of a crowd of 137 at the Paycare Ground.


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Willenhall sunk by Hartshorne hat-trick 

20 Sep 17

WILLENHALL TOWN 0ST MARTINS 3THE Lockmen slumped to a disappointing defeat despite dominating this game for long periods.


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When Wolves lost the final but lifted the cup 

19 Sep 17

THE 1954 and 1955 FA Youth Cup tournaments, referred to in the August 30 edition, saw Wolves and then Albion fail to take the trophy off Manchester United at the final hurdle.


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Dancing the night away at Smethwick baths 

19 Sep 17

A SWIMMING pool does not, at first, appear to be the perfect venue for a dance but, as many readers will remember, a number of pools in the Black Country would close over the winter months when they were converted into dance halls.


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Wolverhampton hero killed 100 years ago 

18 Sep 17

MY GREAT-UNCLE, Second Lieutenant Horace Frederick Gough, DSO, a Wolverhampton man, was killed on September 21, 1917, and in a few days time, on the 100th anniversary of his death my family and I will be remembering him with great sorrow.


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Workers’ valiant efforts to save Wolverhampton motorcycle maker 

18 Sep 17

I WORKED for Norton Villiers Ltd from 1972 until 1975.


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The one highlight in an awful season for Wolves 

17 Sep 17

BY THE END of November 1983 and their visit to the Hawthorns on the 26th, Wolves were in the thick of the most disappointing season that supporters had ever endured to that point.


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Taking the kids for an elephant ride at Dudley Zoo 

17 Sep 17

THIS picture really does take us back to another age you wouldn’t get a ride on an elephant at any zoo today.


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West Bromwich firm’s luxury goods on display 

17 Sep 17

HERE’S a name that folk from West Bromwich may be familiar with A.


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Raise a glass to a good cause as Scout hut serves up real ale 

16 Sep 17

IT’S NOT too often you can get pie-eyed and claim it’s all in a good cause, but there’s a rare opportunity to do just that in Sedgley next week.


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I recognised my uncle in Tipton Home Guard photographs 

16 Sep 17

TWO WEEKS ago we printed a large photograph of the entire Tipton Home Guard.


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

16 Sep 17

SEASON 1983-84, continuedAFTER their unexpected home defeat to Wolves, Albion lost their away a little, winning only three of their next 15 League games and losing to Plymouth Argyle in a 5th round FA Cup tie Johnny Giles’ first game in charge…


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Willenhall poet’s cup final dream that did not come true 

15 Sep 17

THOMAS Bratt (1852-1929) was a Black Country man of rare talent.


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Brierley Hill paper that had an office in the heart of London 

15 Sep 17

IN 1907 John Addison, who had by now become sole proprietor of The Advertiser, disposed of the business to Messrs.


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When royal couple planted a tree in Blackheath 

15 Sep 17

ROYALTY have often visited the Black Country, from Queen Henrietta Maria’s stay in Walsall in 1643 to our own Queen’s numerous tours of the region.


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Ivan played for Dudley schoolboys then joined Baggies part time 

14 Sep 17

LIKE MANY a young lad, Ivan Andrews lived for football.


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New lease of life for Tettenhall station 

14 Sep 17

THE Great Western Railway’s Tettenhall Station in Wolverhampton had a brief life, opening in 1925, then closing 40 years later and quickly falling into dereliction.


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Six-wheeled pioneers who carried passengers right around the… 

14 Sep 17

HOW many Bugle readers, we wonder, remember when Wolverhampton’s bus fleet was home-made?Guy Motors, one of several world-famous vehicle builders once based in the town, made the town’s buses for decades, and anyone who visited the town from anywhere…


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Police said ‘don’t worry it’s only a film’ 

13 Sep 17

I HAVE just opened my copy of the Bugle dated August 30 and read Dan Shaw’s article about the filming of The Man in the Sky in and around Wolverhampton.


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We watched horrified as smoking plane few over 

13 Sep 17

YOUR article on The Man in the Sky, filmed at Pendeford, took me back to my young teenage years.


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Stourbridge family history research evening 

13 Sep 17

STARTING to research your family history can be a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t know where to begin.


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Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

13 Sep 17

Sunday September 10Premier DivisionHarriers Trust 3-0 Netherton Colts SeniorsPortway Inn 3-4 Dudley SportsStation Inn 0-3 Namaste TigersWyre Forest 5-1 Areley KingsDivision OneAlveley Sports 1-1 Beech Tree SportsBrit Wollaston 3-2 Waggon …


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Teams line up for Hunt Cup 

13 Sep 17

Last season’s beaten finalists Wednesfield have a home draw in the first round of this season’s JW Hunt Cup.


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Warley & DistrictSunday League 

13 Sep 17

Sunday September 10PremierKhalsa Sports 2-4 G.


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Walk in the park for Wednesbury 

13 Sep 17

CHURCH STRETTON 0WEDNESBURY 71WEDNESBURY’S first league game of the new season had them travelling to Shropshire to face Church Stretton.


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Willenhall improve but still get walloped at Wem 

13 Sep 17

WEM TOWN 3WILLENHALL TOWN 0THE Lockmen put in a vastly improved performance but still went down to defeat in Shropshire.


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Honours even in Darlaston’s Worcester battle 

13 Sep 17

DARLASTON TOWN 3WORCESTER RAIDERS 3AFTER a 16 day absence Darlaston returned to league action against an impressive Worcester side.


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How the Brierley Hill Advertiser started 

11 Sep 17

IN THE early years of the 19th century, towns and villages throughout the Black Country were heavily industrialised with collieries, ironworks, forges, foundries, quarries, brickworks and glassworks, as well as countless smaller businesses and trades.


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Oldbury Repertory company seeks out tomorrow’s stars of the stage 

10 Sep 17

OLDBURY Repertory Company are looking for youngsters of either sex to join us as members to perform in our plays and shows …


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

10 Sep 17

SEASON 1982-83IN THE summer of 1982, former Aston Villa owner Doug Ellis called in the Official Receiver after an audit revealed that Wolves had run up debts of 2.6 million.


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Baggies up for the cup …and the saucer too! 

9 Sep 17

WE THANK Alan Taylor for bringing along to our office this team picture of West Bromwich Albion, after seeing a similar photograph of Aston Villa in Bugle 1304.


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Dementia Friends sessions in Sedgley 

8 Sep 17

THE SALVATION Army in Sedgley are inviting the community to become ‘Dementia Friends’ by launching the new Singing By Heart group.


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Quest for Thomas Barratt VC photographs 

7 Sep 17

WITH THE 100th anniversary of his death in July, interest in Thomas Barratt VC, the Coseley-born hero of the First World War is at an all time high.


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First proper party in six long years 

7 Sep 17

THE celebrations captured in our front page photograph were part of a wave which swept across the entire country in 1945.


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Canals talk launches new season 

6 Sep 17

SEDGLEY Local History Society’s new season of talks begins on Thursday, September 14 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.


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The day King Charles II fled from hiding place 

6 Sep 17

REGARDING the letter in Bugle issue 1302 regarding the Civil War sites and the lack of informative displays.


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When pub offered creature comforts for man and beast 

6 Sep 17

HAVING relocated from Birmingham to the Black Country in 1974, the only pub I can recall in John Smith’s fascinating tour of watering holes of yore Black Country Bugle No: 1309 was The Fountain in Owen Street.


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200 year old account book presented to Dudley archives 

6 Sep 17

AN INTERESTING item of Black Country history was presented to the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre last week a 207-year-old ledger detailing cash payments on behalf of Viscount Dudley.


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The Albion were no match for Coseley 

6 Sep 17

IT’S NOT often these days that a professional football team puts out a side to play a local cricket club on a summer’s day, but as recently as 1999 it was still happening.


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KidderminsterFootball League 

6 Sep 17

Sunday September 3Premier DivisionAreley Kings 2-0 Station InnNamaste Tigers 2-1 Wyre ForestNetherton Seniors 1-3 Portway InnStourport Swifts 1-7 Harriers TrustDivision OneBeech Tree Sports 4-0 Brit WollastonBewdley Arches 4-1 Alveley SportsPure…


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Warley & DistrictSunday League 

6 Sep 17

Sunday September 3PremierOakham United 11–1 Club 99Sporting Dudley 3–6 JinglersDivision 1George Brades 3–4 Cradley SportsOJM Res 7–3 Tividale WonderEdgbaston Priory 5–1 George WarleyLoyal Lodge 5–3 Sikh HuntersDivision 2Tipton Rangers…







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