Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 20 February 2018


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Getting to Know our People – William Paterson 

19 Feb 18

We recently received and enquiry from a relative of William Paterson, asking if we knew anything about him? Chris Pattison, archivist and historian extraordinaire is always up for the challenge.

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Current Squad G Dobson 

19 Feb 18

George David Dobson  (born 15 November 1997) is an English  footballer who plays in Midfield for Walsall.

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Current Squad 3. Luke Leahy 

15 Feb 18

Luke Leahy  (born 19 November 1992) is an English  footballer, who can play as a  defender or  midfielder for Walsall.

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Current Team Squad. 2 Joe Edwards 

12 Feb 18

Joseph Robert Edwards  (born 31 October 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Walsall as either a Midfielder or full back.

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Current Team Squad Mark Gillespie 

11 Feb 18

Mark Joseph Gillespie  (born 27 March 1992 in ) is an English professional  who plays as a Goalkeeper  for League One club Walsall.

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On Pointon 

11 Feb 18

Last year, Dr Bethany Hughes did an interview for English Heritage on the subject of why women were written out of history and perhaps more importantly, what we can do to redress the balance.

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Miss Basia Smith 

8 Feb 18

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Miss Basia Smith.

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February Meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

5 Feb 18

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 12 February @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the: The Bowling Green Friary Road Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 The Bowling Green serves some great…

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Bridge under troubled water 

3 Feb 18

Sometimes you don’t have to look too deep into your past to find the parts of it that have shaped you.

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Piece by piece the picture unfolds…. 

2 Feb 18

It’s great when another missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle turns up.

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Off the wall 

28 Jan 18

Following the revisiting of the Stonnall tunnel legend a few weeks ago, sparked by a great enquiry from our Canada correspondent Brian Edwards, I had some great reader submissions, and a bit of local history news archive gold from Kate Cardigan over …

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Sandfields Pumping Station People 

22 Jan 18

An amazing selection of photographs showing just a small proportion of the hard work the volunteers have put into saving one of the most important pieces of industrial heritage in the midlands.

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When pressed… 

18 Jan 18

It’s always good to hear from senior Brownhills historian and photographer Brownhills George, who sent me a very intriguing email last week about an error in a local history book, which he feels gives the wrong impression of events.

New local history group to meet for first time in Shenstone 

9 Jan 18

An historic image of Shenstone A local history group is offering people in Shenstone the chance to find out more about their area’s past.

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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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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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Lichfield Waterworks Trust December News and Events 

24 Dec 17

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 8 January @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the: The Bowling Green Friary Road Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 The Bowling Green serves some great …

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Hay, I’ve been barracked! 

17 Dec 17

Over on Facebook over the weekend, there was a passing question about the derivation of Barracks Lane, a name that’s puzzled many interested in local history, since there’s scant evidence of much military activity in Brownhills, particularly not at …

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New local history book ‘Old Public Houses of Brownhills (Part Two)’ now available! 

15 Dec 17

I had an email from local historian and author Clive Roberts yesterday, pointing out that his latest book ‘Old Public Houses of Brownhills (Part Two)’ is now available, but will sell out fast – so be quick if you want a copy for a present or just a …

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The men would rather starve, than work and starve… 

26 Nov 17

I am very lucky indeed to have some wonderful contributors to the Brownhills Blog, who work tirelessly in the background ferreting around in local history, responding to new submissions and generally researching and writing new material based on …

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Gentrify Stirchley? 

23 Nov 17

One of the charms of Stirchley is the active community bonding between many of its residents, regardless of age, income or education.

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Press Release – Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

16 Nov 17

The campaign to save the Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield takes another step forward with the award of a Project Viability Grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund.

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Architectural Heritage Fund Viability Study Grant 

15 Nov 17

Great news! Lichfield Waterworks Trust have been awarded an Architectural Heritage Fund Viability Study grant.

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Sandfields Works Day 

6 Nov 17

Sandfields Works Day from David Moore on Vimeo .

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Talk: Sir Joseph Bazalgette & the Great Stink of London 

3 Nov 17

Following the meeting on Monday 13 November 2017 @7:30pm at the Bowling Green Inn, Lichfield we have an extra special treat.