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Going above and beyond 

20 Apr 18

I’m pleased to see that the expansion of online history resources continues apace, with lots of formerly quite restrictive services opening up with more sensible usage terms and conditions – one such archive is the British Library’s Aerofilms …


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Be alert – car stolen in Shire Oak 

19 Apr 18

I see from the excellent WMNow service that there has been a worrying theft of a car from Wrekin View, Shire Oak in the early hours of Wednesday morning (18th April 2018) which has been taken without keys – the latest in a series of such events …


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Great pub quiz at Brownhills Community Centre this Friday! 

19 Apr 18

Sorry folks – WordPress, the hosts of the blog have been having some technical issues in the last 24 hours so I’ve been unable to post but I’d like to draw your attention to a great quiz night taking place this Friday evening at Brownhills …


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Van break-ins in Ogley Hay and Shire Oak: Beware, folks. 

18 Apr 18

A quick warning to people with vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – On Monday night into Tuesday Morning (15-16th April 2018), there were at least two break-in into vans in the town; one in the Ogley Road area and another in …


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Do the walk this weekend! 

17 Apr 18

Find out how far they’ve come at Summerhill in just two years in this informative film for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to remind us that …


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Mylee Billingham – funeral details, and an extra message from Jane Taundry 

16 Apr 18

Details have just been announced by Tracey Taundry rregarding the funereal of her daughter Mylee in a post on Facebook, which the Taundry family have asked be shared here on the blog.


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Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills 

15 Apr 18

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the finest…


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Where’s the fairness in Remembrance funding? 

15 Apr 18

I’ve hd a really interesting email in from a respected elder in Brownhills, someone whose comments on the area I’ve always respected greatly and whose opinion I value and usually agree with – John Bird.


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Walsall Wood victory is a Pershore thing 

15 Apr 18

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans.


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Works to improve the Streets Corner junction getting underway 

14 Apr 18

A number of people have asked about the work currently taking place at the Streets Corner Junction in Walsall Wood, that has seen the wall in front to the shops demolished and excavations taking place on the land there.


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Police issue statement on incident at Vicarage Road, Brownhills on Friday evening 

14 Apr 18

On Friday evening (13th April 2018), there was an incident in the Vicarage Road area of Brownhills that generated a large amount of speculation on social media.


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Walsall Wood FC visit Pershore Town this afternoon! 

14 Apr 18

Saturday 14th October 2018 Walsall Wood FC are away at Pershore’s King George ground! Continue reading…


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Aldridge Spring Market – on today! 

13 Apr 18

Just a quick note to point out that today (Saturday, 14th April 2018) is Aldridge Spring Market with loads of stalls and fun for all the family, so what’s not to love? Continue reading…


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Who’s on this team, and who are they? 

13 Apr 18

Since the sad passing of Bill Shaw, old friend of the blog, champion of local football and Clayha get lad, the tributes have been fullsome, and so richly deserved – but it’s also wonderful to hear the memories and see photos emerge of this …


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

12 Apr 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 14th April 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:00am until 11:00am where you can meet your …


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Building bridges 

11 Apr 18

I had a very interesting reply to my post of last weekend that featured the picture of the old Pier Street pedestrian bridge that crossed the canal for many years and was eventually replaced in 2007 by a much more user friendly structure – the …


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Mylee Billingham’s funeral details released 

9 Apr 18

Details have just been announced by Tracey Taundry rregarding the funereal of her daughter Mylee in a post on Facebook, which the Taundry family have asked be shared here on the blog.


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From summers long since passed… 

8 Apr 18

I’m also indebted recently to old friend of the blog The Stymaster (whose Piglog and Publog are much older than my blog and both still going strong) for drawing my attention to a thoroughly engrossing Twatter account which a couple of weeks ago …


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Touch Wood! 

8 Apr 18

A quick headsup here for a growing group on Facebook run by old friend of the blog Janey Hatfield that’s centred around (but by no means limited to) memories of Walsall Wood.


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Above the line 

8 Apr 18

I’ll be perfectly honest here – I’m still behind with upgrading the blog under the hood stuff (which in the way of these things has turned out to be quite a bit more complicated than I expected) so posts are a bit patchy at the moment for which…


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Beware of debt collection scam operating locally 

8 Apr 18

I’ve just had warning from the excellent WMNow system (you can sign up here – it’s free and very useful) that there’s a very convincing scam in operation I think readers should be aware of – and will be wanting to warn their elderly and …


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Woodmen pull it out of the bag to beat Uttoxeter 

8 Apr 18

Pictures and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans.


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A Chemical Romance 

7 Apr 18

I’ve been asked the question by reader Norman Taylor as to what I know about Brownhills Chemical Works – otherwise known as The Chemical or The Chemy, later the site of a notorious war scrapyard local kids were all attracted to.


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Walsall Wood FC away to Stafford Town this afternoon! 

7 Apr 18

Saturday 7th April 2018 Walsall Wood visit Stafford Town Walsall Wood v Stafford Town Kickoff 3pm  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be faithful to your local heroes Evans Park, Off Fairway, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3TL View with …


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Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub Spring Fete this Saturday! 

6 Apr 18

It’s good to see the recently opened Moivation Hub in Walsall Wood going from strength to strength – this wonderful facility for those with learning disabilities or other special needs fills a real local gap in provision and provides a warm, safe…