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A wonderful charity football match today!

The Walsall Wood FC season may be over, but you can get your fix of great football today (May 3rd 2015) at Oak Park, Walsall Wood where there’s a great charity football match taking place, when Shire Oak Saints vets (all stars!) face the Select Windows XI.

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July 1994 – Amazing feat in L.A. – but dragging feet in Clayhanger

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 58 of the long lost freesheet, from July 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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Out of ordure

A couple of days ago, I featured here the curious case of the missing dog poo bin just behind Chandlers Keep near the canal in Brownhills – local dog walkers were unhappy at the disappearance of the well used disposal point.

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Minister, yes?

A quick enquiry I received yesterday via Facebook from reader Leigh Millward – I’m sure that out there amongst the readership, we have the knowledge and power to answer this interesting question.
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Marching through the memories

Long-term readers will remember well friend of the blog Wendy Jones, who donated so much material to the blog – both in the form of photos of the area before the mM6 Toll came through, and her main interest, the history of local marching bands, particularly the Burntwood Blue Birds Jazz Band.

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Bin and gone

OK – no mucking around, enough is enough – someone has nicked a bin full of dog poo, we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more!
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June 1994 – Nearly Thirty Years on the Beat

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 57 of the long lost freesheet, from June 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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