Category Archives: Fun stuff to see and do

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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Heinz 47?

Here’s an intriguing bit of offbeat local history from blog stalwart Andy Dennis, relating to a friendship his father, Derrick Dennis developed immediately following the war, during military service.
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2015 Walsall Wood FC presentation dinner

Saturday evening (16th May 2015) saw the annual presentation dinner of Walsall Wood Football Club, and I’ve been sent the following report by the young David Evans.
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Valley views

Here’s a quick ride cam for the people out there who enjoy them, as I haven’t done one for a while – and I’m aware there’s a lot of interest in off-road cycle routes in the area, too, so I thought I’d share this one.
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A Brownhills hero caught on film

A couple of weeks ago, I ran an article here that has proven remarkably popular: a story of amazing sporting heroism and a subsequent life of administering fair play as a snooker referee – the wonderful life story of local man Geoff Harrington.
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