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Littleton Colliery 1912, another Battle of Orgreave?

One of the more contentious issues in the history and folklore of mining communities is that of strikes and protest – we all know they happened, but for some historical retailers and gatekeepers the actuality has always been a wee bit too raw, rough and ready for their liking, so the stories are often given a subtle cast to better align with delicate sensibilities.

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The forgotten Coventry bombing that blew a Walsall Wood bricklayer off his feet

An additional piece followed the original article I featured by John and Paul Anslow last week, on the subject of Walsall Wood and Pelsall wartime air raids – this one is about an IRA attack in Coventry right before the war that appears to have been all but forgotten.

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Walsall Wood trounce Ellesmere Rangers 6-0!

Sorry to say Bill Shaw is still convalescing from his recent illness and was unable to attend yesterday’s (1st August 2015) away match at Ellesmere Rangers, which by all accounts was a bit of a stinker.
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November 1995 – Grandad’s a hero (and here’s when the story ends)

Completing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present the final issue – number 74 – of the long lost freesheet, from November 1995 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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Angie Parton: ice cream queen remembered

Jill Waters asked a great question in the Pelsall group on Facebook and sparked some wonderful debate and memories about a lost Pelsallian ice cream seller who made wonderful treats remembered to this day by the kids she served.
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Walsall Wood away to Ellesmere Rangers at Beech Grove this afternoon, plus news from Bill Shaw

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away to Ellesmere at Beech Grove this afternoon!
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Please help find Tiger the tabby cat!

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from Kelly-Anne Hircock‎ on Facebook, who’s lost her beloved cat, Tiger from the Lindon Close area of Brownhills.
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