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Just the job… local lad still looking for work 

26 May 17

I have here an imprtant and unusual request from long time friend and blog stalwart David Evans, whose son is looking for a job locally.


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Family history in Clayhanger: What do you know? 

25 May 17

I’ve had a very interesting enquiry from new reader Annie who’s working on her family history which involves a family that were resident in Clayhanger High Street at the beginning of the last century.


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Great dog show event this Bank Holiday Monday at Walsall Arboretum 

24 May 17

Facebook pal of the blog Mark Poole has asked me to shout out to readers that he’s staging an event in Walsall Arboretum this coming May Bank Holiday (29th May 2017) in aid of the Laradorsinneed.


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New Hall Mill open day this Bank Holiday Monday – could you be a Friend of the Mill? 

23 May 17

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (29th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…


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Urgent – Millie the dog stolen from Brownhills West – can you help? 

22 May 17

I note from local social media that a pug cross dog, Millie was stolen this evening, Monday 22nd May 2017 from Hednesford Road, Brownhills – I would ask that anyone seeing the dog, or who knows who may have her, contact the local police, K9 Search or…


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If you didn’t know it, you can meet a Poet at Brownhills Library this Wednesday! 

22 May 17

This Wednesday, 24th May 2017 it’ll be a rather special day at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre as Brownhills adopts its own poet for a day! Continue reading…


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The Portman Collection – part ten: The appliance of science 

21 May 17

In the tenth and sadly penultimate serialised article of what will turn out to be a series of eleven, here’s the next batch of photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s as introduced in this blog post here – sadly, these images don’t …


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The Metz office? 

21 May 17

An intriguing enquiry reaches me from local historian and blog dynamo the young David Evans, who’s after a rather specific bit of history relating to a lost courtyard of dwellings in Brownhills High Street Called ‘The Metz’.


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Claridges – a great local company, but do you remember Percy? 

21 May 17

I’ve had a couple of appeals reach me in the last couple of days, one from Pat at Clartidges, and one from Emma Kempson from Pioneer Magazines in Aldridge who are writing an article celebrating 60 years of the local electrical retailer’s trading.


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Travellers encamp at Holland Park 

21 May 17

I’ve received a few emails, tweets and Facebook posts pointing out that travellers encamped at Holland Park, Brownhills last Friday, 19th May 2017.


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Theme for a meme… 

20 May 17

In the past couple of days, reader and local chap Christopher Evans posted the following, wonderful image he’d taken of Morris, the Brownhills Miner at sunset on Facebook here – I think you’ll agree it’s rather wonderful, so thanks to him for that! …


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Life’s rich tapestry – on show at Brownhills Library until Friday! 

20 May 17

My apologies for only just spotting this, but there’s a great display of a wonderful community artwork currently ongoing at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre, running until next Friday, 26th May 2017.


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Non stop collision in Walsall Wood: Police appeal for help 

20 May 17

I note that Aldridge Police are appealing for help and seeking witnesses of a traffic incident that apparently took place on Friday, 19th May 2017, described as occurring in the ‘Walsall Wood area’.


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Images from the Walsall Wood Veterans Match 

19 May 17

Last week you’ll remember no doubt that I advertised the Shire Oak Saints Football Festival that took place last Sunday (14th May 2017) and I asked readers to send photos – well, thanks to Simon Evans I can share this lovely gallery of images from …


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Catch The Fazys at The Memo this Saturday! 

19 May 17

Dawn Hayton from The Memo in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (That’s the Memorial Hall for the uninitiated) has been in touch to tell me that there’s a great pop gig on there this Saturday, 20th May 2017 featuring local five-piece covers band The Fazys.


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Look, there’s a familiar man on the TV… 

18 May 17

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore revealed a surprise today – he’s been on BBC Midlands Today with presenter Bob Hockenhull talking about the remarkable project behind which David has been the prime …


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In the soup again… at Chasewater this Saturday! 

18 May 17

This Saturday, 20th May 2017 sees the second Chasewater Soup micro funding event, run by, among others, Kate cardigan from Lichfield Lore.


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Concerned about local crime issues? Meeting next Monday in Brownhills 

18 May 17

There’s a very interesting meeting taking place at 7:30pm Monday, 22nd May 2017 – that of Brownhills Neighbourhood Watch (but is open to anyone interested in local crime issues).


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Brownhills schools facing budget cuts – meeting this Thursday 

17 May 17

There’s a really important public meeting going on at Brownhills Memorial Hall this Thursday afternoon at 2:15pm, regarding cuts to local school budgets, and anyone concerned is invited to attend.


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Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

16 May 17

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have …


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Brownhills Canalside Festival 2017 cancelled 

15 May 17

It’s with some sadness that today I share the news that there will be no Canalside Festival in Brownhills this summer.


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The Portman Collection – part nine: physical pursuits 

14 May 17

In the ninth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next batch of photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here – This time, I am including the …


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The Local lost and found 

14 May 17

Since I’ve had some downtime this week, I’ve finally got around to reading Clive Robert’s latest book on local history ‘Old Public Houses of Brownhills (Part One)’ which I’ve been meaning to do for some time – and I have to say, it’s a cracker.


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BRD Sports and Social club newsletter, 1954 – what do you remember? 

14 May 17

A lovely period piece reaches me from reader David Hughes, who’s been kind enough to scan a complete November 1954 copy of ‘The Omtitis’ magazine, which was the BRD Sports and Social Club newsletter.


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There must be an Angel… 

12 May 17

Earlier this year I featured here some pictures and details from an eBay sale of a 1970s record made by Brownhills Comprehensive School that was the soundtrack to a musical theatre show called ‘The Devils and the Angels’, which was dated 1978.


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New Hall Mill first open day of 2017 this Sunday – could you be a Friend of the Mill? 

12 May 17

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (14th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…


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Football fundraising fun day at Walsall Wood this Sunday! 

12 May 17

Thanks to the wonderful Ian Neville for the tipoff, there’s a great looking fun day on at Walsall Wood Football Club at Oak Park this Sunday 14th May 2017 starting with an under 18s match at 10:30am.


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Walsall Wood lady robbed as wave of local bag snatches continue 

11 May 17

Following last week’s awful news that a lady in Vicarage Road, Brownhills had her bag snatched it seems there’s a rash of such incidents ongoing, and I advise everyone to warn relatives and friends of the danger clearly currently present.


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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre April-June 2017! 

10 May 17

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for April-June 2017 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.


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The Friends of Brownhills Common – May 2017 meeting next Monday! 

9 May 17

Here’s one for people interested in the issues surrounding Brownhills Common – theres a meeting next Monday 15th May 2017 of the Freinds of Brownhills Common group at the Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills – WS8 7EN – please meet in …


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – May 2017 public meeting this Monday! 

7 May 17

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday (8th May 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the …


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New Hall Mill first open day of 2017 next Sunday! 

7 May 17

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally next Sunday (14th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…


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The Portman Collection – part eight: After the rain – some more group photos 

7 May 17

In the eigth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here – This time, I am including the …


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Sapper Sidney Harold Willner: grave located 

7 May 17

Last weekend, I ran an enquiry as to the state of a particular grave in St James Churchyard, Brownhills, sent in by war historian Andrew Thornton, who’s been working so hard to record the history of so many servicemen, local and not so local.


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Live music and award winning drinks at the Chase Inn tonight! 

6 May 17

Tonight (Saturday, 6th May 2017) it’s a rather special occasion at the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills as they receive their local CAMRA award for Cider Pub of the Year – there’s a range of 12 ciders and perrys, plus live music from two excellent …


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Elderly lady has bag snatched in Brownhills – take care, folks 

5 May 17

Very worrying reports reach me that late this afternoon (Friday 5th May 2017) that an elderly lady has had her bag snatched in or near Vicarage Road Brownhills.


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Garden fire in Brownhills – Firefighters in attendance 

5 May 17

West Midlands Fire Service are currently in attendance (2:15pm, Friday 5th May 2017) at a garden fire in newbuild houses off Lindon Drive, Brownhills, near Humphries House.


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Terrace World Buffet – new Brownhills restaurant opening this Saturday! 

5 May 17

I’m pleased to announce that the former Terrace restaurant at Newtown, Brownhills – derelict for a long time – reopens this Saturday (6th May 2017) as a World Buffet restaurant after a substantial refit and with a completely new team at the helm.


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Concerned about local crime issues? Meeting coming soon in Brownhills 

4 May 17

There’s a very interesting meeting taking place at 7:30pm Monday, 22nd May 2017 – that of Brownhills Neighbourhood Watch (but is open to anyone interested in local crime issues).


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Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

3 May 17

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have …


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Stacks of chimneys 

2 May 17

A quick post here on the ongoing debate about the location of the canal photo from a composite post, spotted by local historian Clive Roberts and featured here a few days ago.


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The Portman Collection – part seven: A stitch in time, and a switch to indoors 

1 May 17

In the seventh serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here – This time, I am including the …


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German Shepherd found in Brownhills – let’s get her home! 

1 May 17

An appeal reaches me via Facebook from Pool House Veterinary Hospital – rather delightful female German Shepherd was found in Pelsall Road, Brownhills near the Swan pub last night (Sunday 30th April 2017) and it would be nice if we could reunite this…


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Sapper Sidney Harold Willner, buried at Brownhills: What do you know? 

30 Apr 17

I have another post here today on the subject of local soldiers of the Great War, this time seeking assistance, from greatly respected war historian Andrew Thornton, who’s been working so hard to record the history of so many servicemen, local and …


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Incident of distraction crime and bogus callers increasing – a warning from West Midlands Police 

30 Apr 17

A headsup, folks – seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area, and Aldridge Neighbourhood Team have, in the last few days, issued an important warning.


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Interested in the old local buses? 

30 Apr 17

Just a quick headsup for the local history and transport enthusiasts out there who may be interested in the story of the iconic Harper Brothers bus company, whose green buses were a common sight around these parts up until the mid 1970s.


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Woodmen in Westfields wipeout, whilst reserve team turnover Tipton 

30 Apr 17

Yesterday afternoon (29th October 2017), Walsall Wood F.


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What’s up, Cock? 

29 Apr 17

Here’s a great one for a Bank Holiday weekend from local history author and history whizz Clive Roberts – and we’re interested to wee what readers think about it.


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Great live music at The Chase Inn tonight! 

29 Apr 17

The folks from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music on again at the popular Brownhills pub this evening (Saturday 29th April 2017), with female-fronted rock act Capo 4 live tonight from 8:00pm…


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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today! 

29 Apr 17

Walsall Wood away at Hereford’s Westfields this afternoon: Can the Woodmen pull a win out of the bag and stave off relegation? Continue reading…







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