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Travellers pitch up at Oak Park

In recent days, there has been a traveller encampment at Aldridge Airport, which has now moved on, whilst another has sprung up on the Oak Park playing field near to the Football Club in Walsall Wood.

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Urgent police appeal: Please help find missing Walsall teenager

West Midlands Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of teenager Ellie Remington who has gone missing from her home in Walsall, and are appealing for the public’s help in finding her.

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Details of Shire Oak Pub refurbishment now available

I am indebted to Shire Oak resident Matt Stacky who has spotted the following PDF brochure on the Punch Taverns website detailing the planned renovations to the Shire Oak pub, which stands at the main junction at the south end of town.

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Walsall Woodstock 2015 – a free spirit

Walsall Woodstock – the hotly anticipated music festival taking place this weekend at Walsall Wood Football Club (Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015) – has had a bit of a rethink, and the good news is it’s now free entry both days (though charitable donations in lieu of entire are welcomed).
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September 1994 – Brownhills loses another service

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 60 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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Meet a top author at Brownhills Library!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a belated plug for a meet the author event happening tomorrow (Tuesday, 19th May 2015).
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Thomas Stokes: Unsung hero of the Old Hednesford Pit Disaster

I must say there hasn’t been enough local history stuff here of late and it has also been too long since I last featured a research article by the incisive and tenacious historian Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler.

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