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Woodmen fight Coventry United for a well-earned win 

23 Sep 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by David Evans Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 22nd September 2018, and much to the delight of the faithful, they Woodmen pulled off a hard-fought win.


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Walsall Wood at home to Coventry United this afternoon! 

22 Sep 18

Welcome to Walsall Wood, Hereford FC This afternoon, Saturday 22nd September 2018 The Wood are at home to Coventry United! Continue reading…


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Walsall Wood at home to Uttoxeter this evening 

18 Sep 18

Can The Wood beat Uttoxeter on home turf? Continue reading…


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The Royal Arch 

16 Sep 18

Broughty Ferry; A pub of two parts, both very nice.


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Jolly’s Hotel 

16 Sep 18

Broughty Ferry: ‘spoons.


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The Fisherman’s Tavern 

15 Sep 18

Broughty Ferry: We’d underestimated just how busy Broughty Ferry could be on a Saturday night: this place was rammed, but we just scored a table by sheer luck.


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The Occidental Bar 

15 Sep 18

Broughty Ferry, Dundee: e Our local for a week, being the nearest pub to our holiday cottage.


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Walsall Wood away against Uttoxeter this afternoon 

15 Sep 18

Saturday 15th September 2018 Walsall Wood FC away to Uttoxeter Town FC Don’t break your Wood vows be there and be faithful to your local heroes Note the s lightly later  than  usual 3:15pm kickoff Please come and get behind your local club …


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U18’s hit 8 at Walsall Wood 

11 Sep 18

Hat tricks for Monaghan & Hemans…


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Missionaries, lost sheep and the hostile environment 

9 Sep 18

A month or so ago I had a great enquiry from Nick Pilley about his family history in Walsall Wood, in particular concerning the life of his Grandfather, Alfred Merrick, a deputy at Walsall Wood Colliery.


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Walsall Wood FC away to Cleethorpes Town this afternoon! 

8 Sep 18

Saturday 8th September 2018 One for the dedicated fans: Walsall Wood visit Cleethorpes for some FA action! Continue reading…


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Boys on the Broads, and closer to home… 

5 Sep 18

I am astounded and very happy to note that there are even more photos in the extraordinary treasury of images from Tony Portman – yesterday the young David Evans contacted me with another tranche of great photos from the Walsall Wood Boy’s …


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Walsall Wood unbeaten in Stourport stalemate 

2 Sep 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans.


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Walsall Wood at home to Stourport Swifts this afternoon! 

1 Sep 18

Saturday 1st September 2018 The Wood are at home! Continue reading…


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Walsall Wood Lye low in Bank Holiday battle 

30 Aug 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans.


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Bank holiday football today: Walsall Wood play Lye at Oak Park this afternoon 

27 Aug 18

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018 The Wood entertain Lye town at Oak Park! Continue reading…


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The Red Lion 

25 Aug 18

West Bromwich: A short way out of town, but the right way out of town, on our bus route.


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The Prince of Wales 

25 Aug 18

West Bromwich: So, we’d passed this already .


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The Sportsman 

25 Aug 18

West Bromwich: So, I’d bought the Creative Black Country Desi pub book .


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Beerbohm 

24 Aug 18

Lichfield: It’s a little hipster, but what do you expect, in affluent Lichfield, and the advantage is you get a good selection of cask and craft ale.


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The George Hotel 

24 Aug 18

Lichfield: Well, it’s a hotel really, but the bar feels pubby, and while the beer’s a bit pricey, the food is very reasonable, and it’s a nice place for lunch.


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Inflatable fun day at Shire Oak School right now! 

23 Aug 18

Just a heads to point out there’s an inflatable fun day taking place at Shire Oak School today (Thursday 22nd August 2018) from 11am until 3:00pm.


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Ilkeston best Woodmen in second half nail biter 

20 Aug 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans Bad news for the Walsall Wood faithful on Saturday last (18th August 2018) as they entertained visitors and long-time nemesis Ilkeston Town FC, and played a bold match – only to be beaten…


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Walsall Wood FC v Ilkeston Town at Oak Park this Saturday! 

17 Aug 18

Saturday 18th August 2018 Walsall Wood F.


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Oddfellows local 

15 Aug 18

Had a great enquiry in this week from Nick Pilley, who’s looking for help with his Walsall Wood family history, particularly that of his Grandfather Alfred Merrick who was a deputy at Walsall Wood Colliery.


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The Star Hotel 

13 Aug 18

Burntwood, Staffs: A Ember Inn, so it’s a pub for people that don’t like pubs :-).


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A handy advance 

12 Aug 18

Thanks to generosity of reader Grahame Taylor, David Evans has sent a couple of what are thought to be 1950s photographs of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade at summer camp in Abergele.


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Woodmen unfazed by Worcester’s sauce 

12 Aug 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A grey Saturday afternoon yesterday (Saturday 11th August 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC hold visitors to Oak Park, Worcester City to a respectable one-all draw, in an entertaining match that …


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Walsall Wood play Worcester City this Saturday at Oak Park 

10 Aug 18

Saturday  11th August 2018 Walsall Wood FC at home to Worcester City in a big-name match! Continue reading…


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The Hedgehog 

10 Aug 18

La-di-Dah Lichfield: A mile or two outside the city.


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Walsall Wood launch new season beating Romulus in sunny scorcher 

5 Aug 18

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A pleasant summer’s afternoon match at Oak Park that kicked off the 2018/19 football season at Walsall Wood yesterday (Saturday 4th August 2018) saw visiting Romulus beaten in a hard …


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The TurfToby Carvery Norton Canes 

4 Aug 18

Norton Canes: Whatever M&B think, this place is The Turf.


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New season kicks off today for Walsall Wood FC! 

4 Aug 18

Images and captions by the inimitable and young David Evans Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a full match schedule,  revitalised spectator facilities and a whole host of great stuff to come, both in terms of local …


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Prims and proper! 

29 Jul 18

Right then, as things get a little bit back to normal here at Bob towers (and the welcome opportunity of a rainy day to get things sorted) I have some very early Walsall Wood football material kindly shared by the Woodward family with the young David…


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Pedestrian Crossing Lichfield Road By St Johns Close, 18th July 

18 Jul 18

The lights are taking a very long time to change and the beeping isn’t working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19a High Street, Walsall Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


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Summer fair in Walsall Wood this Saturday afternoon 

13 Jul 18

There’s a lovely summer fair in Walsall Wood on the afternoon of Saturday 14th July in the grounds of St john’s Church, Walsall Wood High Street.


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Walsall wood BMX track, the best days! 

11 Jul 18

Phil Atkinson generously supplied the above, wonderful gallery with the simple statement ‘Walsall wood BMX track, the best days.


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The Boot Inn 

3 Jul 18

La-di-dah Sutton Coldfield: I don’t like Sutton, or as Google Maps and pretentious twats seem to call it “The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield”.


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Brownhills Motor Sales at Streets Corner – what do you know? 

30 Jun 18

Old pal of the blog Alvin Cox contacted me yesterday asking if I had any images of the motor sales workshop/garage that existed at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood, before the Co-op was built: Latterly it was Saturn Motor Sales.


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Foul liquid in bucket and dumped bedclothes, 28th June 

28 Jun 18

Rubbish (looks like bedclothes) has been dumped in Brook Lane, Walsall Wood.


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The Old Engine 

23 Jun 18

Darlaston (even if Google thinks Wednesbury): This was near to our bus, and a friend had suggested we popped in.


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Golden years 

23 Jun 18

Here’s one I’m very surprised that the young David Evans hasn’t murdered me for neglecting – I’ve this for ages  (since last Christmas, in fact) but not found time to assemble it and prep it for the blog, but now seems like as good a time …


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The Cottage Spring 

23 Jun 18

Wednesbury: Old backstreet pub we’d been meaning to visit for years.


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The Myvod 

23 Jun 18

Wednesbury: A big (inter-war?, maybe post WW2) pub, in many ways similar to The Church Tavern .


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The boat that they rowed – how about some Shire Oak and Walsall Wood Youth Club memories? 

22 Jun 18

Here are a couple of wonderful photos from Walsall Wood Youth Club in the late 60s and early 70s that local lady Sue Mason recently posted to old pal Janey Hatfield’s brilliant, growing Walsall Wood group on Facebook, where Sue also posted a …


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Green Lane closed for emergency sewer repairs – It’s a tough jobbie but someone’s gotta do it 

19 Jun 18

Just a quick note for those if might affect: The section of Green Lane Walsall Wood between the end of the houses by the Black Cock pub and the water works entrance is currently completely closed to through traffic, and has been since yesterday (…


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Playing up The Wood – who do you recognise? 

16 Jun 18

A great couple of Walsall Wood images have been donated by old friend of the blog Christine Burgess from her mother in law, Barbara Grant, and they’re real crackers.


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Taking the strain in Walsall Wood – could you be a champion too? 

10 Jun 18

Over the years on the blog we’ve covered the great, and often surprisingly diverse sporting history of Brownhills and Walsall Wood – from the notable local teams like Walsall Wood Football Club, Cricket, Bowls – to more esoteric stuff like the …


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Sweet like chocolate 

9 Jun 18

Friend of the blog Shirley Jackson, who’s a Birmingham exile now living in Shire Oak and a great friend of the blog has raised an interesting question here relating to Cadburys and the Bournville factory in the media over the years I’m hoping …


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A message from Lynn Shaw: A date set for those who wish to remember Bill Shaw 

9 Jun 18

It’s been a while now since the sad passing of Bill Shaw and Bill’s wife Lynn has an important announcement to make – the date has been set for the ceremony to scatter Bill’s ashes at Walsall Wood Football Club.







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