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Meet your local coppers this Monday afternoon in Brownhills 

25 Feb 18

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this coming Monday afternoon, 26th February 2018 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 5pm …


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Remembering a Brownhills life with Aer Reg: Part 3, Memories of wartime… And Christmas 

25 Feb 18

There has been a vey warm and thoughtful response to my featuring instalments of Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove’s life story here on the blog, with Reg’s warm and intimate writing stirring many fond memories of Brownhills.


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Little arrows… 

25 Feb 18

Old friend of the blog Andy Dennis has been in touch from his new home in a narrowboat somewhere on the canals of the UK, I think perhaps up north somewhere – anyway, Andy has sent in a most interesting picture, which I think readers will be …


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A feast of wire 

24 Feb 18

Local rail buff Simon Swain has been busy of late covering the momentous and important Chase Line Electrification Project, which is seeing the rail line between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley electrified for hopefully faster and more reliable …


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Fun day event happening at Walsall Wood FC for Teddiesmile RIGHT NOW! 

24 Feb 18

Here’s a quick one I’ve just noticed going on right now (Saturday afternoon, 24th February 2018) at Walsall Wood FC’s Oak Park ground – a fun day in support of the Teddiesmile appeal.


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Support Walsall Wood FC against Coventry Copsewood this afternoon! 

24 Feb 18

Can the Woodmen keep the momentum in their winning run? Each them at Copsewood this afternoon! Continue reading…


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Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust! 

23 Feb 18

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about a couple of events the local canal restoration project are holding in the coming weeks, a quiz night on Saturday 17th March 2018 and a guided …


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Rest in peace Brian ‘Bill’ White: Funeral details announced 

22 Feb 18

I was contacted today by good friend of the blog Susan Forster who has some tragic news, and asked me if I’d share it with readers – sadly, well known local Brian White who helped amongst other things with Brownhills Canalside Festival over the years…


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Friends of Clayhanger Park Annual General Meeting meeting this Monday! 

21 Feb 18

An event coming up for people concerned with the issues surrounding Clayhanger Park  -that there’s the Annual General Meeting of the Friends Of Clayhanger Park group at the Clean and Green Depot, Pelsall Road, Brownhills starting at 7:00pm on …


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Have a great night of music and dance – and Back The Track! 

21 Feb 18

Just a reminder that Brownhills Community Association and the Back The Track project will be hosting a fundraising concert at the Community Centre in Brownhills on Saturday, March 10th 2018 and tickets are just £5 with proceeds to the greenway …


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Clayhanger 2018 Big Spring Clean Tidy coming soon! 

21 Feb 18

I see from the excellent Madwblog that there’s a community Big Spring Clean event going on in Clayhanger in a couple of weeks on Saturday morning 3rd March 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00am and all are welcome – kit and gloves provided! Continue reading…


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Want to catch that brilliant talk about the Aldridge Suffragette? 

21 Feb 18

I’d like to point out there’s another chance to catch the massively successful talk on the story of the Aldridge Suffragette by Aldridge Great War historians Sue Satterthwaite and Len Boulton on Sunday, 18th March 2018 at Aldridge Library.


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The Friends of Brownhills Common – March 2018 coming soon! 

20 Feb 18

Here’s one for people interested in the issues surrounding Brownhills Common – theres a meeting tonight, Monday 19th March 2018 of the Freinds of Brownhills Common group at the Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills – WS8 7EN – please …


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A bricked-up time capsule… 

18 Feb 18

Last week here on the blog I had an absolutely terrific response to the photo supplied by Ian Broad of 1982 Shire Oak School leavers outside the Royal Oak pub in Shire Oak – well, spurred on by that, Ian has sent in another wonderful picture of the …


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A very special Day for Mylee – today! 

18 Feb 18

There’s a wonderful event today, Sunday 18th February 2018 from 1pm until 5pm at St.


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Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb 18

I’ve been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who’s been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


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A Saint Jimmy riddle… 

17 Feb 18

Had a good one in from old friend of the blog Bruce Littley a week or so and it’s a very good question: Bruce has found a set of buildings on the Hednesford/Brownhills Road between Brownhills West and Norton Canes called St James Buildings, that …


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Walsall Wood play Chelmsley Town at Oak Park this afternoon! 

17 Feb 18

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood at home to Chelmsley – with all gate proceeds to the Mylee Billingham appeal.


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A match for Mylee – this morning at Oak Park! 

17 Feb 18

A lovely fundraising event is taking place this morning at Oak Park Active Living Centre’s 3G Sports pitch – a charity football match in aid in support of the Mylee Billingham fund.


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Buses by Night 2018 – great Aldridge event on this Saturday! 

16 Feb 18

This Saturday afternoon and evening (17th February 2018) there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aldridge Transport Museum just off Northgate – Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local …


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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall this Friday afternoon! 

15 Feb 18

I received notice of another useful late afternoon ‘Meet the public’ popup event via the excellent WMNow service yesterday – it takes place this Friday afternoon, Friday 16th February 2018 in Pelsall – these are great initiatives where you can meet …


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Warning: Attempted break in to occupied house in High Heath 

14 Feb 18

A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shelfield/High Heath area, where at 11:45pm last night (Tuesday 13th February 2018) a good friend of the blog suffered an attempted break in while they were at home.


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A very special Day for Mylee – this Sunday! 

13 Feb 18

Here’s a bit of a headsup for a wonderful event coming up in a couple of weeks to celebrate the life of Mylee Billigham, and who is being remembered throughout the area with a wonderful display of pink ribbons and bows.


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Get your request in – a Radio Marathon for Mylee this Saturday! 

13 Feb 18

Old friend of the blog San Brett has been in touch to let me know that her internet radio station Falcon Radio (you can tune in here) will be holding a request marathon in memory and support of Mylee Billingham who tragically died last month.


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Remembering a Brownhills life with Aer Reg: Part 2, Clubs, trips and treats 

11 Feb 18

There was a terrific response last week to my featuring the first instalment of Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove’s life story here on the blog, with Reg’s warm and intimate writing stirring many fond memories of Brownhills.