Sadly, I was busy and couldn’t make it to the Walsall Wood family fit ‘n’ fun day at Oak Park, but thankfully, reader and certified Walsall Wood Mon™ the young David Evans was on hand to see what all the fuss was about – he caught the event as it was setting up.
David took some excellent pictures, which he’s kindly send to me to share with readers. My thanks to him, and our gratitude to everyone who took part an organised such a splendid community event.
Cheers to David, and if you’ve been to an event and would like to review it for the blog, feel free. Contact me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
All pictures courtesy David Evans
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The only place I’ve ever heard referred to as ‘The Knob’ is the remains of Brownhills Colliery off Engine Lane where the old spoil heaps are. Imagery from Google Earth.
I like this one – over the weekend an enquiry came in from friend of the blog Gillian Gaiser, as to the location of a place she members being called Spring Nob.
Gillian has, of course, contributed much to the blog, and I’d like to see the local knowledge ferrets sort this out. Always assuming this isn’t a joke ;-)
Hi there Bob!
Gill Gaiser again from Canada!
Interested in what you have to say about memory Bob and it led me to wondering whether anyone might remember/know where the Spring Nob is/was?
I believe it to have been in the Norton Canes area somewhere.
Apparently at one time there were allotments there where local people could put in a garden. Any clues as to where it is located would be gratefully received!
Come on then, what have you got? Comment on this post or mail me: Brownhillsbob at Googlemail dot com.
Thanks to Gillian for a superb conversation point!
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