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Tunnelling through the folklore 

14 Jan 18

I’ve had a really interesting email in from the Brownhills Blog Canada Correspondent Brian Edwards who relates a very interesting tale concerning Stonnall, and the discovery of a tunnel there in the late 1960s.


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Abridged 

12 Jan 18

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to run for a good while now: If you use the canal locally, either between Anchor Bridge and Lichfield Road via Ogley Junction, or at Pelsall North Common, there’s going to be some disruption for a couple of months while a…


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Did you see this hit and run collision in Lichfield Road last night? 

7 Jan 18

Witnesses are being sought to a very unpleasant traffic incident last night on the Lichfield Road in Brownhills, between Grasmere Gardens and the Co-op Corner junction with Ogley/Chase roads – I actually passed the aftermath of this and the car in …


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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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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 Depths of Winter 

30 Dec 17

Something happens to me once the clock strikes 12 on 25th December.


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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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Never now to grow old 

28 Dec 17

On 28th December 1943, John Russell Faulkner of 504 Squadron was killed aged 21.


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Woodmen score big in City triumph 

23 Dec 17

It was back to winning for Walsall Wood FC on Wednesday last (20th December 2017) as they travelled up the A461 to Lichfield and decisively beat Lichfield City FC in their W Hunt Cup fixture.


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You can meet Santa today and Christmas Eve near Stonnall! 

23 Dec 17

For a bit of Christmas fun on a grey weekend, I notice Oak Tree Farm down in Stonnall have Father Christmas in attendance this weekend – that’s today, Saturday 23rd December 2017 and tomorrow, Christmas Eve 24th December 2017 – 10am until 4pm.


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There’s still time to meet Santa near Stonnall! 

16 Dec 17

For a but of Christmas fun on a grey weekend, I notice Oak Tree Farm down in Stonnall have  Father Christmas in attendance this weekend and next – that’s tomorrow, Sunday 17th December 2017 and next weekend, 23rd and 24th December 2017 – 10am until …


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Carols by the canal – and memories of great friends 

7 Dec 17

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding a carol evening at their Fosseway Nature Reserve site, just off Falkland Road, Lichfield on Saturday 16 December 2017 from 7-9pm and all are …


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Breaking the System 

2 Dec 17

I’ve been in hospital again.


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Remembrance, and St Peter’s Bridge 

13 Nov 17

I am extremely proud of Staffordshire’s close links with the military, and therefore it was humbling to see so many people in our county pay their respects to the fallen over the weekend.


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A dreadful dawn 

12 Nov 17

Since it’s Remembrance Sunday, I’ve a very sad, thought-provoking article here that was brought to my attention just yesterday by Vikki Swain, whose Great Uncle, Lance Corporal Frederick Hawthorne was one of the tragic band of soldiers executed at …


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust November 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Nov 17

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (13th November 2017) there will be the November 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust …


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Bonfire and Fireworks at Hammerwich this evening, and Walsall Wood FC on Sunday! 

4 Nov 17

Two firework and bonfire events this weekend – one in Hammerwich this evening (Saturday 4th November 2017) and the one tomorrow evening at Walsall Wood FC – both events are always a great night out and the weather looks decent, so why not take a spin…


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Halloween spooky fun in Shenstone right now! 

28 Oct 17

There’s more Halloween fun over the next couple of days too at the Toby Carvery Shenstone Woodend – formerly the Highwayman pub on the Birmingham Road between Shenstone and Blacke Street.


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Taking the air 

22 Oct 17

Almost a year has passed since a group of us got together in St Stephen’s Church, Fradley to talk about how we could record and tell the stories of RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire’s busiest World War Two airfield.


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust October 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Oct 17

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th October 2017) there will be the October 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust …


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Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area 

6 Oct 17

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction – The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.


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Pictures of who? 

1 Oct 17

A box of photographs arrived in the post.


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The Memo – what’s going on? 

29 Sep 17

I’ve been contacted by some very worried users of the Memorial Hall or ‘Memo’ in Lichfield Road, Brownhills who are very concerned about recent developments there.


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Hospital Round 

28 Sep 17

A short and sweet post this evening.


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From seven to ten – can you solve a local mystery? 

27 Sep 17

Reader Adam Hill has been in touch with a very interesting question related to house names on the Lichfield Road, Brownhills, after studying his Grandmother’s birth certificate from 1916.