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Memories of the Station Hotel: A great couple of hours with lovely people 

25 Jun 17

One lost local pub that always generates warm memories and lively conversations is the Station Hotel, which was a somewhat notorious pub that stood about where Aldi is today at the Miner end of Brownhills High Street.


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A tug of war, a railway themed restaurant and a Victorian day – great memories from the Clayhanger Kid 

25 Jun 17

Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has recently shared three remarkable image of recent historical interest in the Brownhills and Clayhanger area.


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Brownhills Community Association AGM this Monday 

25 Jun 17

ssociation have been in touch, asking me if I’d share the fact that their Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this Monday, 26th June 2017 at 6:30pm.


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Come to Clayhanger Summer Fair now! 

25 Jun 17

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Fantastic live music at The Chase Inn this evening! 

24 Jun 17

The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength – there’s not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too – and there’s a great act on this weekend.


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Gearing up for the new season at Walsall Wood FC! 

24 Jun 17

Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a host of great new signings, a refreshed management team and a whole host of great stuff to come, both in terms of local football and activity within the community.


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Police launch murder investigation following Aldridge stabbing 

24 Jun 17

I’m shocked and saddened to share the news with readers that last night Friday, 23rd June 2017, there was a fatal stabbing in Aldridge town centre as a result of which a 26 year old man lost his life.


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Have you seen this puss lost from Shire Oak? 

24 Jun 17

Reader Rebecca Hearsey has contacted me to say she’s searching for her cat (pictured) who’s gone missing from Shire Oak, after failing to return home yesterday.


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2017 Aldridge Fayre – on today! 

24 Jun 17

Just a quick note to point out that today (Saturday, 24th June 2017) is Aldridge Fayre with fun and entertainment for all the family – and with free entry and car parking, what’s not to love? Continue reading…


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Clayhanger Summer Litter Pick this Sunday afternoon! 

23 Jun 17

I see from the excellent Madwblog that there’s a Summer litter pick event going on in Clayhanger this Sunday afternoon (Sunday 25th June 2017) from 3:00pm until 5:00pm and all are welcome – kit and gloves provided! Continue reading…


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Pelsall 

23 Jun 17

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 24th June 2017 at Pelsall Library from 10am until 12 noon where you can meet your …


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Walsall Wood Remembrance Parade: An important appeal 

22 Jun 17

Here’s a very important appeal from Lee Bragginton of the 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group, who like all other folks involved with local Remembrance pParades, is appealing for help and donations so the Walsall Wood Parade can take place this year.


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Tragedy at local lake as boy drowns 

21 Jun 17

I’m very sad to relay the news that yesterday evening, a local boy tragically lost his life after entering Ryders Mere, a large pool in the nature reserve situated between Pelsall and Clayhanger.


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Hot spell causes bloom of blue-green algae at Chasewater 

20 Jun 17

This is an important one for dog-walkers and users of Chasewater in general who may let dogs swim in the water – blue green algae has once more been found in the lake, and Staffordshire County Council yesterday (19th June 2017) issued a warning to …


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Incidents last night in Brownhills… 

18 Jun 17

Hi folks, just a heads-up if I may about some rumours circulating about an additional incident that took place in Brownhills High Street yesterday evening, at around the same time as the collision on Pelsall Road reported earlier.


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A great new cake stop in the heart of Staffordshire with a bit of Brownhills within! 

18 Jun 17

Since it’s such a nice day, and having tried the place out myself in the last few days I’d like to give a shout out and a little plug to a Brownhills lad’s new coffee enterprise at a popular Staffordshire craft centre and working farm – Amerton.


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Drama as two cars collide on Pelsall Road, Brownhills last night 

18 Jun 17

Dramatic scenes on the A4124 Pelsall Road near to the Clayhanger Lane junction last night (Saturday 17th June 2017) following a collision between two cars, the occupant of one appearing to have run off.


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Life during wartime – Brownhills doing it’s bit. What do you know? 

17 Jun 17

A quick one I raise here from time to time that’s quite important and I’m still looking for information on – yet very little concrete material has ever appeared.


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Never trust the ground beneath your feet… 

17 Jun 17

The weather is glorious, so just quick ones on the blog this weekend, but this is an interesting curiosity just in from the young David Evans who’s dug something up I have absolutely no knowledge of, and wondered if readers could add to the story? …


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Get some Iron, man – Ironman hits Chasewater and South Staffordshire this Sunday 

16 Jun 17

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that this Sunday (June 18th 2017), the Third Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be staged, with a 1.2 mile early morning swim in Chasewater being amongst the highlights.


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A great local history legend at Walsall Wood Library soon ! 

16 Jun 17

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free on the Wednesday afternoon of 28th June 2017 – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.


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Important appeal: Did you know Leslie Horton? 

16 Jun 17

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council this week and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.


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BBC Television’s Street Auction comes to Brownhills this Saturday! 

15 Jun 17

There’s something really interesting happening this Saturday (17th June 2017) in Brownhills – the BBC television are staging a recording of their popular Street Auction program – and it’s open for people to attend at St.


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Meet your local coppers this Friday in Brownhills 

15 Jun 17

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Friday, 16th  June 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills where you can meet your local policing team and …


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Have you lost a key in Brownhills? 

15 Jun 17

Reader Kevin Price has asked me to post an appeal on the blog – he’s found what appears to be a house key on Ogley Road yesterday evening (Wednesday 14th June 2017).