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Fire and clay: A lost history unfolds 

27 May 18

I see that there David Evans is hot on the local history trail now his beloved Walsall Wood FC have hung up the boots for the summer – and yesterday he sent me a lovely article on a bit of local history that interests many, and is of continual …


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Shed some light? 

20 May 18

I have a huge backlog of things to write about including the dead (an old burial road) and circuses (the greatest show-woman) because when I’m looking for one thing, I inevitably seem to find another.


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Preserving the past to tell remarkable stories 

11 May 18

Another great work day at Sandfields Pumping Station.


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May Public Meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

7 May 18

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 14 May 2018 @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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Hot Spring 

6 May 18

Apparently, this is likely to be the hottest early May bank holiday on record.


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Catting with Brownhills – a great new book of Brownhills memories out now! 

29 Apr 18

Another one I’ve had in for a couple of weeks now and really need to share with you readers is this great new local history book for Brownhills and the surrounding area that’s come about as a community project based at Knaves Court, the extra …


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Heath Land 

29 Apr 18

I’ve always been a proponent of the idea that you don’t have to travel far from your doorstep to find stories and traces of the past.


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Maple Brook Pumping Station 

29 Apr 18

Still houses a preserved triple expansion steam pumping engine by Galloways, Manchester.


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Current Squad. 36 Mitch Candlin. 

27 Apr 18

Mitchel James Candlin (born 8 June 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL League 1 side Walsall.


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Current Squad. 35 Hayles-Docherty 

27 Apr 18

Tobias Martin Hayles-Docherty (born 30 January 1999) is an English professional footballer, who plays in Midfield for  EFL League 1 side Walsall Hayles-Docherty came through the youth team to first make the first team bench in April 2017.


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Current Squad. 29 Will Shorrock 

27 Apr 18

Will Shorrock  is an English professional footballer who plays in midfield for League ! side Walsall Shorrock made his first-team debut, as a 74th-minute substitute for  Josh Ginnely in a 2–1 victory over Sheffield United in an EFL Trophy group …


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Current Squad. 30-33-34=37-38-Mr Mystery. 

19 Apr 18

All of the above were entered into the squad by Jon Whitney, but I cannot find any information on them I would appreciate it.


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Current Squad 28. Callum David Cockerill-Mollett 

15 Apr 18

Callum David Cockerill-Mollett  (born 15 January 1999) is an Engliish born Irish professional footballer who is a full back, witth League 1 Walsall .


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Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills 

15 Apr 18

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the finest…


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Current Squad 25 Maziar Kouhyar 

15 Apr 18

Maziar Kouhyar  (born 30 September 1997), is an Afghan professional footballer who plays in midfield for EFL 1 team Walsall.


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Bags of Help from Tesco 

13 Apr 18

Excellent news, the Lichfield Waterworks Trust have just been awarded a grant of £2,000 from the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme.


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Hidden Heritage – The story of Crumpwood Ram Pump House 

5 Apr 18

Monday 9 @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 food and real ales.


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Current Squad 24. Kory Roberts 

2 Apr 18

Kory Paul Roberts  (born 17 December 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays in defense for Walsall of League One.


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Current Squad 23 JJ Fitzwater 

2 Apr 18

Jack Joseph Fitzwater  (born 23 September 1997) is an English professional footballer  who plays as a defender for Walsall  on loan from West Bromwich Albion He is a product of the  Albion academy and was named academy player of the year for…


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Current Squad. 20 Ama Bakayoko 

1 Apr 18

Amadou Bakayoko  (born 1 January 1996) is a professional footballer , from Siera Leonne, who is  a  Forward for Walsall in the FL League 1.


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“From Bodyline to Boblake and Beyond” 

26 Mar 18

Isn’t it funny where a good read of an old newspaper can get you? The date is Monday, January 23rd, 1933 and the headlines cry, “It’s just not cricket!” The main evening story in the Express and Star newspaper concerns the protests of not …


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Current Squad 18 Julien Ngoy. 

25 Mar 18

Julien Fontaine Ngoy Bin Cibambi  (born 2 November 1997) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a forward with Walsall of League 1, on loan from Stoke City Julien Ngoy was born in Antwerp and began his football career playing in the youth team at …


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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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Current Squad. 17 R.J Flanagan 

25 Mar 18

Reece James Flanagan (born 19 October 1994) is an Enlish pro footballer.


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Here be a Dragon 

25 Mar 18

I had an email from Charlotte who told me she’d always been curious about a grave at Christ Church in Burntwood.