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A plaque on your houses – the search continues. 

18 Oct 17

Last week I ran an interesting enquiry from Shirley Jackson, who posed the question of what became of a sculpture of former Dunlop Chairman, George Beharrel, after Fort Dunlop at Castle Bromwich was redeveloped.


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Incident on Clayhanger Common yesterday – West Midlands Police issue statement 

15 Oct 17

As many of you will be aware, yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 14th October 2017) there was an ongoing emergency services incident on Clayhnager Common, which prompted a great deal of local speculation.


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Woodmen surprised at Nuneaton 

15 Oct 17

Nuneaton Griff gave visitors Walsall Wood a bit of a wake-up call yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 14th October 2017) when they held the Woodmen to a no-score draw.


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The end of a nightmare, or just another false dawn? 

14 Oct 17

Right you people – this will be brief as I have no concrete information, and I’m massively sceptical, but here goes – in the last few days a planning application has been submitted for the demolition and replacement of the majority of Ravens Court, …


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Autumn Leaves Running Day at Aldridge Transport Museum this Sunday – and the finale of Beer and Buses! 

14 Oct 17

While the Beer and Buses festival is ongoing at Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th October 2017) it’s worth pointing out that tomorrow, as well as the culmination of the beer event, it’s …


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Walsall Wood FC away to Neneaton Griff this afternoon 

14 Oct 17

Walsall Wood are off to Nuneaton this afternoon – can they keep up the winning streak? Continue reading…


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Starting soon and running all weekend – Beer and Buses at Aldridge Transport Museum! 

13 Oct 17

Over this weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating in the …


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Have you seen Pip, missing from Walsall Wood? 

13 Oct 17

Readers Steve and Sarah Holden have contacted me to say they’re searching for their black and white cat , Pip (pictured) who’s gone missing from home in the Walsall Wood area, and hasn’t been since sine 11am on Thursday, 12th October 2017.


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It definitely wasn’t a Goodyear – help solve a mystery! 

12 Oct 17

I’ve had an enquiry in for a while I’ve been meaning to post but kept forgetting (sorry, Shirley, my apologies) which will of no doubt be of interest to the Birmingham contingent amongst us – we’re looking for something missing from Fort Dunlop.


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Walsall Wood’s Pershore encounter – video report now available! 

12 Oct 17

Last Saturday, 7th October 2017 Walsall Wood FC entertained Pershore Town at Oak Park, beating the visitors four-nil.


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Urgent! Please look out for this stolen van taken from Walsall Wood 

12 Oct 17

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for a rather distinctive van, stolen on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning 10-11th October 2017 from the Barons Court Hotel car park in Walsall Wood.


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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall and Rushall! 

11 Oct 17

I received notice of another couple of useful late afternoon ‘Meet the public’ popup events via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago – one this coming Friday in Pelsall and another on Saturday in Rushall – these are great initiatives where you …


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Fancy helping our heroes? 

10 Oct 17

Local young lad and old pal of the blog Josh Hoban has been in touch to let readers know that this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 14-15th October 2017) as part of the Collect for Heroes campaign, Help for Heroes charity will be collecting at Tesco …


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New facilities with more going on, in the heart of Brownhills… 

10 Oct 17

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


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust October 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Oct 17

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th October 2017) there will be the October 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust …


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Woodmen fell Pershore and Uttoxeter 

8 Oct 17

Yesterday (Saturday 7th October 2017) Walsall Wood FC entertained Pershore Town at Oak Park – and continued their run of goof form, beating the visitors decisively four nil.


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A hole lot of sink 

7 Oct 17

One of the curious things about writing and keeping this blog has always been the steady, curious dynamic of story arcs – where an old subject gets continually, slowly and gradually expanded as Google lists it, people search and find the post, …


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Coffee Afternoon in aid of Brownhills Scouts this afternoon! 

7 Oct 17

Pal of the blog and top chap John Currie has let me know that this afternoon (Saturday, 7th October 2017) from 3pm until 5pm there a coffee afternoon with bric a brac sale, raffle, cakes and all the usual favourites at the Scout Hut, Barnetts Lane, …


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Chasewater Railway Coal Train event this weekend 

7 Oct 17

Sorry again for the late notice but I note Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant.


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Live music from Broken English at the Chase Inn tonight! 

7 Oct 17

Tonight (Saturday, 7th October 2017) sees more great live music at the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills with the pub’s first ever gig from crowd-pleasing rockers Broken English.


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See Walsall Wood FC battle Pershore Town at home this afternoon! 

7 Oct 17

Walsall Wood FC at home this afternoon for a cracking match against Pershore Town! Continue reading…


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Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area 

6 Oct 17

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction – The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.


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Beer and Buses – a great ale and transport festival coming soon! 

5 Oct 17

Coming over the weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating …


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Fire at derelict Rising Sun pub affecting traffic on A5 

4 Oct 17

Thanks to Facebook pals and others, I can let you know that the derelict Rising Sun pub on the A5 Watling Street at Brownhills West is currently suffering a fire (3:45pm, Wednesday 4th October 2017).


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£1.89 a gallon! 

4 Oct 17

Reader Steve Turner sent me some great pictures a week or so ago that I know blog regulars will love – but I couldn’t resist pulling out these two for a quick midweek post and a bit of nostalgia! Continue reading…