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Please keep an eye out for a lost identity bracelet 

7 Jul 18

Old friend of the blog Jenny Parry has been in touch yesterday (Friday, 6th July 2018) to ask if I would share the following somewhat sad appeal – she has lost a treasured identity bracelet either in.


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World class football – from the pride of Brownhills! 

6 Jul 18

With all the football related brouhaha in the last couple of weeks, one very local and special footballing endeavour may have been overlooked by the residents of Brownhills, which I can’t let pass unmentioned.


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Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge – 2018 annual Running Day this Sunday! 

5 Jul 18

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have their annual Open and Running Day this Sunday, 8th July 2018 – It starts at 10:00am and should be just the thing for vintage transport fans, bus enthusiasts, …


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Copy of New Hall Mill is July 2018 open day this Sunday! 

4 Jul 18

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (8th July 2018), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating… New Hall Mill is open again on Sunday = I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there…


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Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park 2018 – On this weekend! 

3 Jul 18

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this coming weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th July 2018) in Beacon Park, Lichfield – the annual Rotary Cars in the Park event.


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Ladies? Fancy a game of bowls this Wednesday afternoon? 

3 Jul 18

Vicky Ellen from Brownhills Townswomen’s Guild has been in touch to tell me that there’s the yearly Townswomen’s Guild Federation Bowls Competition this Wednesday afternoon, 4th July 2018, starting at 1:30pm at Pelsall Community Centre.


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1750, Tithes and all that 

2 Jul 18

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A moorish summer ride 

1 Jul 18

It’s been a terrific summer so far this year and I’ve really been working on getting my cycling mojo back – and I had a great ride last Friday (29th June 2018) with a 121 miler from Macclesfield, up over the roaches, onto Morridge, around …


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A group effort at Streetly Works? 

1 Jul 18

You’ll all know I’m in constant search of material on local factories – either photos of people at work, day trips, group photos, adverts, pamphlets – whatever; whilst theres some stuff emerging now, considering how much time we all spend at …


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The Big Bike Revival – at Walsall Arboretum this Sunday! 

1 Jul 18

Also tomorrow (Sunday 1st July 2018) there’s a cycling event at Walsall Arboretum from 11am until 3pm, where you can get your steed checked out for free, child learn to ride taster sessions, watt bike challenge and other fun bike-related stuff.


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Brownhills Motor Sales at Streets Corner – what do you know? 

30 Jun 18

Old pal of the blog Alvin Cox contacted me yesterday asking if I had any images of the motor sales workshop/garage that existed at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood, before the Co-op was built: Latterly it was Saturn Motor Sales.


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Events for Armed Forces Weekend – get your car washed, and flypasts and fun at the National Memorial Arboretum 

30 Jun 18

I also note that up until 4pm today (Saturday 30th June 2018) you can get your wheels washed at the Crown in Aldridge (yeah, that’s the Elms for us oldsters) in aid of Armed Forces Day – so what’s not to love? Continue reading…


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2018 Burntwood Wakes on right now! 

30 Jun 18

Sorry, running very behind today but there’s a great family fun event right now up in Burntwood (Saturday 30th June 2018) with the annual Burtnwood Chase Wakes festival kicking off at Burntwood Leisure Centre from 12-4pm.


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A5 Live in 2018! 

29 Jun 18

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm), last year becoming A5 Live.


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Everyone back to school! A great reunion coming this Saturday! 

29 Jun 18

Oh my (school) days, there’s a terrific thing going on at Brownhills Community Centre, what my generation called the Annex but was originally the Central Boys School – there’s going to be a celebration, reunion and open day for those who …


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Community fun day – this Saturday! 

28 Jun 18

There’s a great Community Fun Day taking place this Saturday 30th June 2018 at St.


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Plans submitted for extra parking at Oak Park 

27 Jun 18

One of the things that’s surprised me about the new Oak Park Active Living Centre, built  and opened on the field of the previous one to a positive reception in 2016, has been it’s immense popularity – with the facility likely to see in excess…


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Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused in vandalism incident at Brownhills School – did you see anything? 

26 Jun 18

This is an urgent appeal for help from the headmistress of Brownhills School, Helen Keenan, who got in touch via Twitter today to tell me that there had been an nasty incidence of severe vandalism to cars parked at the school yesterday evening (…


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A belated, but heartfelt happy birthday to Aer Reg! 

26 Jun 18

Yesterday (Monday 25th June 2018), this post was supposed to be automatically published at 6am.


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Blooming hard work for canal volunteers – can you help? 

24 Jun 18

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know aboutGarden of Reflection they’re creating near the canal under restoration near Lichfield, and how they’re helping with Britain in Bloom.


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How Morris came to be… 

24 Jun 18

Last week I highlighted what turned out to be a very popular drone film by Danny Whittle that featured a section of The Brownhills Miner – whom many of us know as the Tin Man, Morris or Jigger – and it occurred to me that since he’s been in …


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Local cafe burgled overnight – did you see anything? 

24 Jun 18

Images posted by Colliers Cafe on Facebook In the early hours of this morning (Sunday 24th June 2018) at 2:50am, Colliers Cafe on West Coppice Road, Brownhills was broken into – the proprietors have posted the above images on facebook.


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Golden years 

23 Jun 18

Here’s one I’m very surprised that the young David Evans hasn’t murdered me for neglecting – I’ve this for ages  (since last Christmas, in fact) but not found time to assemble it and prep it for the blog, but now seems like as good a time …


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The boat that they rowed – how about some Shire Oak and Walsall Wood Youth Club memories? 

22 Jun 18

Here are a couple of wonderful photos from Walsall Wood Youth Club in the late 60s and early 70s that local lady Sue Mason recently posted to old pal Janey Hatfield’s brilliant, growing Walsall Wood group on Facebook, where Sue also posted a …


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Fancy some feelgood live music? Catch 3QA at The Lamp, Brownhills this Saturday! 

22 Jun 18

There’s a splendid concert being staged this Saturday evening 23rd June 2018 at the Lamp Arts Theatre at Brownhills Activity Centre, just on the Miner Island in the centre of Brownhills – from 7:30pm, feel good vocal four piece 3QA will be …