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Woodmen battle Paget Rangers to take league top spot 

7 Jan 18

Walsall Wood have enjoyed a reversal of fortunes this season – apart from a hiccup earlier in the season, they have been resurgent, and consolidated their good form by beating Paget Rangers yesterday (Saturday 6th January 2018) on the Astroturf at …


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Watch lost in Aldridge – can you help please? 

6 Jan 18

An important lost watch enquiry has come in from reader Helen, who’s lost a small silver timepiece in Aldridge yesterday (Friday 6th January 2018) Continue reading…


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New year quiz 2018 – come on, have a go if you’re up for it! 

6 Jan 18

Hey folks, a little later than hoped it’s the 2018 Brownhills Blog New Year Quiz – and don’t forget the photo competition is also running alongside, and similarly has beer and book prizes to be won!  Continue reading…


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Walsall Wood away against Paget Rangers this afternoon! 

6 Jan 18

Still time to hop down the Chester Road to see the Wood play Paget Rangers at the Mikes ground this afternoon! Continue reading…


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Break in last night at Pelsall Road stables – did you see anything? 

5 Jan 18

An appeal reaches me from Stevie Ansell who runs the riding stables on Pelsall Road, Brownhills – between Thursday night and this morning (overnight 4-5th January 2017), a break-in took place at the yard.


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Norwegian blue? Is it yours? 

5 Jan 18

An odd one here has reached me from several sources including reader Alice here who took time out to sent me an email about a blue and red parrot that’s currently feral in the Ogley Road area of Brownhills.


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust January 2018 public meeting this Monday 

4 Jan 18

lds Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (8th January 2018) there will be the January 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, …


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Children’s Craft Event on all day today at Brownhills Library 

4 Jan 18

Sorry – this is belated notice of a Children’s Crafts event today (Wednesday 4th January 2018) at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre, just off the Miner Island n Brownhills.


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New Year Family Fun Day at Oak Park today! 

3 Jan 18

I see for those of you still with the delightful wee nippers on school holiday, there’s a New Year Family Funday on today, Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at Oak Park Active Living Centre, Walsall Wood, from  10am until 3pm.


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New Year photo competition entries so far 

3 Jan 18

Hi folks – better late than never, here are the entries so far for this years Photo Competition – and it’s still open, and there’s time to submit your own entry.


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In memoriam, Rita Cassidy 

2 Jan 18

Ian Cassidy has been in touch to let readers know of the sad passing of his mother, Rita Joan Cassidy (nee Percival) who passed away on the 9th December 2017, and to invite all who knew her to her funeral next Monday, 8th January.


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Are these items yours? 

2 Jan 18

Here’s a quick one that came in yesterday evening while I was busy (Monday, 1st January 2018) – reader Caroline Feilden has sent me the above picture and wants to know if these items found locally by he father in law’s dog(!) might belong to you…


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Woodmen make big noise in the City 

1 Jan 18

The Woodemen were again on stonking form on Saturday last (30th December 2017) as they travelled down the road to Lichfield City to show the Lichfeldians a clean set of heels for the second time in recent weeks – it’s not often we get to best Ye Olde…


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The Brownhills Blog competitions are now on! 

31 Dec 17

You can win beer, books and be the smuggest person in your street! You can enter the photo competition by clicking here – near or far, David Bailey or not, show us what you love! You can enter the explorer … Continue reading…


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New year quiz 2018 – get stuck in! 

31 Dec 17

Hey folks, a little later than hoped it’s the 2018 Brownhills Blog New Year Quiz – and don’t forget the photo competition is also running alongside, and similarly has beer and book prizes to be won!  Continue reading…


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Frozen in time 

31 Dec 17

I’m pleased and delighted to have been contacted once more by top local photographer and friend of the blog Peter Booth, who this time has sent me some images of Chasewater – some taken from the ‘lighthouse’ structure on the old pier in what I …


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It’s competition time! 

30 Dec 17

Hey folks – regulars here will know that over Christmas and new year on the Brownhills Blog we normally have a quiz where real prizes can be won – mini kegs of Backyard Ale or books; well – this year is no exception, but following last year when I …


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You need to be quick to get tickets for the Walsall Wood FC New Year party! 

30 Dec 17

If you’re planning on seeing the New Year in at Walsall Wood Football Club this year, you need to be quick – tickets are a tenner and include buffet, but there are only a few left, so get up the clubhouse quickly to avoid disappointment.


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Soul and Motown party with DJ Leekie at the Shire Oak this New Years Eve 

30 Dec 17

Local lad Peter Leek has been in touch to let me know that he’s DJing this New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31st December 2017) with his Soul and Motown Party at the popular Shire Oak Pub in Brownhills.


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Great live entertainment at King Street Club in the Wood this New Years Eve! 

30 Dec 17

Also in the New Year’s Eve events department is the annual shindig at King Street Progressive Club in Walsall Wood – and you don’t have to be a member to go! Continue reading…


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Great live music and party at the Chase Inn this New Year’s Eve! 

30 Dec 17

The folks from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music and a great party at the pub this New Year’s Eve (Sunday, 31st December 2017) when popular rock act One For The Road bring the house down …


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Walsall Wood battle Ye Olde City this afternoon 

30 Dec 17

Walsall Wood FC in away action at Lichfield this afternoon! Continue reading…


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Vehicle break-in at Walsall Wood – be on the lookout, please 

29 Dec 17

Sad to report a vehicle break in at the Beech Tree Road car park in Walsall Wood yesterday evening (Thursday 28th December 2017).


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Can you help solve a Brownhills mystery? 

28 Dec 17

The young David Evans has been busy with lots of research projects of late, and one in particular seems like a good story to run in the mid-Christmas lull – so can you help identify these mystery photos, please? Continue reading…


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2017 Christmas bin collection information 

27 Dec 17

Hi folks – I’m getting a lot of enquiries regarding Christmas bin collection arrangements in the borough of Walsall, and since the change to rounds earlier in the year, there is only one simple answer to find out when you bins will be emptied.