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Lichfield Waterworks Trust April 2018 public meeting this Monday 

5 Apr 18

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th April 2018) there will be the April 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, …


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Local lady recovering after traffic collision near the Miner Island in Brownhills – a message of thanks from her family 

4 Apr 18

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 3rd April 2018) as many of you will know there was a road traffic incident near to the Miner Island in Brownhills, where a local lady was in struck by a vehicle.


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Oliver in the 1980s: Can we have some more, please? 

3 Apr 18

Way back last year I featured here the details of a musical production and subsequent record called ‘The Devils and the Angels’ (based on Leon Garfield’s book ‘Smith’) created by staff and pupils from Brownhills Compreshensive School in …


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There’s no catching these Colts! 

3 Apr 18

You all know how keen I am to promote local sport here, and although I hear most from Walsall Wood FC, the blog is open to any club or team in the area who want me to carry promos, appeals or match reports – and I’m glad today to be able to …


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Sorry, we’ve got the builders in… 

2 Apr 18

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m fiddling today with some of the technical stuff behind the blog – there are a number of things I’ve needed to do and one of them is install a new theme, which dictates the blog appearance.


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Third test 

2 Apr 18

a first paragraph.


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second test 

2 Apr 18

The scheduled Easter Monday match between Walsall Wood FC and Bolehall Swifts FC, scheduled to take place today has (Monday 2nd April 2018) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


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MATCH OFF! Walsall Wood FC at home to Bolehall Swifts cancelled 

2 Apr 18

The scheduled Easter Monday match between Walsall Wood FC and Bolehall Swifts FC, scheduled to take place today has (Monday 2nd April 2018) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


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Walsall Wood continue their winning ways – match report round up 

1 Apr 18

Right folks – football time it is, and sorry for the patchy coverage of late; we’ve had a lot of match cancellations due to poor weather and we’re all still adjusting to the tragic loss of Bill Shaw but David and Simon Evans have been doing sterling …


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Here comes the flood 

1 Apr 18

Most readers will be aware of how passionately I’ve supported Brian Stringer and his crusade with the Back the Track crew to reopen the former South Staffordshire Railway cutting through Brownhills as a traffic free cycling and walking route for the…


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Beware of localised flooding, folks! 

31 Mar 18

You can tell it’s spring – the rain is getting warmer, and it seems we’re having quite a bit of it at the moment.


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Walsall Wood (hopefully) in away action against Uttoxeter this afternoon 

31 Mar 18

Your chance to cheer on the Woodmen as they face Uttoxeter Town.


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Local miniature railway open this Easter Bank Holiday Monday! 

30 Mar 18

Right, since it’s the first springtime bank holiday of 2018 on Monday, that means there will be (weather permitting) one of the occasional openings of something remarkable I visited way back last spring, and it’s well worth a visit.


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Go to work on an egg cup! 

30 Mar 18

Also happening this weekend – in this case on Saturday 31st March 2018 at Grasmere Garden Centre on Lichfield Road, Brownhills – there’s a ‘Paint your own egg cup’ activity event.


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Fancy an egg hunt this Easter Sunday? 

30 Mar 18

For a bit of Easter fun on a grey weekend, I notice Oak Tree Farm down in Stonnall have an Easter egg hunt this Easter Sunday afternoon  1st April 2018 from 2pm to 4pm.


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It’s all happening at Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub with an Easter Club and Spring Fete 

30 Mar 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 and…


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We’re on a troll this Easter! 

29 Mar 18

Coming up I have some information posts detailing great events and activities over Easter to keep your little treasures occupied during the school holidays.


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A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this Saturday! 

27 Mar 18

There’s a great event going on in Whittington this acoming Saturday (31st March 2018) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust ‘Tunnel Vision’ appeal – Eric and Doreen’s All Day Easter Coffee Morning.


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Everyone needs a little help from their friends… 

27 Mar 18

Here’s a good one for younger folk looking for experience of work as a park ranger, or maybe retired or older folk looking for something where they can meet the public – this year Staffordshire County Council are looking for volunteers to join the …


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The race for space 

25 Mar 18

Thanks to Stuart Williams of Walsall Local History Centre, I can share with readers today another piece in the remarkable jigsaw that is the Ferrie family history – the Ferries, as many old hands will recall, were a larger than life father and son …


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Remembering a Brownhills life with Aer Reg: Part 4, Our friends are electric 

25 Mar 18

It’s time for the final instalment of Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove’s early life story here on the blog, and in this piece, we find Reg starting work, going through National Service and returning to work for the Midlands Electricity Board, in the mean time…


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Urgent! Please look out for this van, carjacked in Walsall Wood 

25 Mar 18

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for this Ford van, registration believed to be NG07AEX, which was stolen on Saturday afternoon (24th March 2018) in a carjacking in Brookland Road, Walsall Wood, just by the cemetery.


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Bill Shaw: Further details of funeral arrangements announced 

25 Mar 18

The sheer number of people who have paid tribute following the sad news of the passing of Bill Shaw has been heartwarming, and many have expressed their desire to attend his funeral – well, Bill’s wife, Lynn has been in touch to give further …


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Worrying door to door caller operating in Brownhills – beware 

24 Mar 18

I have been alerted to a worrying incident that happened in Poole Crescent, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 24th March 2018) when a door to door caller was touting for work clearing gutters, and seems to have received payment for work in advance…


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Walsall Wood FC entertain Brocton this afternoon! 

24 Mar 18

This afternoon, Saturday 24th March 2018: Walsall Wood FC at home to Brocton! Continue reading…