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Category Archives: News
Today, reader and longstanding friend of the Brownhills Blog Stuart Cowley mailed me the above wonderful image of Chasetown Working Men’s Club Committee from years past, when Stuart’s Dad was involved.
I’ve just noticed this one taking place on Easter Sunday morning (Sunday 20th April 2014) at Holland Park, Brownhills – an easter egg hunt (careful how you say that), kicking off from the play area at 10:30am.
Yesterday, Good Friday 18th April 2014, was a good day for a ride – with the day off and the sun shining (although not as warm as one would have thought), I headed out to Staffordshire to cath the sun and beauty of spring.
Five years ago, when I started this blog, one of the largest looming topics was that of the then proposed new Tesco Store in Brownhills – we’d been through a consultation, and the proposal was to build a large hypermarket fronting the High Street.
Originally posted on The Plastic Hippo:
Telegraph.co.uk In imagined nostalgia, there was a time when a community was defined by its pub, church, post office and school and life in merry old England revolved from cradle to grave with reassuring…
Reader Esther Allen has been in touch to let me know about a wonderful thing she’s starting tomorrow, a new buggy strolling group at Chasewater that takes place every Monday from tomorrow, 14th April 2014.
This is an interesting question from reader and friend of the blog Peter, and I’m intrigued to to see what readers make of it – we’re all aware that there’s a local tradition of Working Men’s and politically affiliated clubs locally, that now seems largely to have drawn to a close – but how early did this start?
Originally posted on The Plastic Hippo:
Image via telegraph.co.uk Regardless of hysterical media frenzy, the fate of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport remains completely and utterly inconsequential and even if Maria Miller resigns or is banished…
It’s always nice to kick off a new historical thread here on the blog, and this one will be particularly wonderful to curate, as I know there’s a lot of local interest in the old cricketing history of Walsall Wood.
Last weekend, I revisited for the first time in ages the subject that was once so prominent here – Chasewater dam – but not in reference to the recent renovations, but to the creation of the reservoir and the failure of the earthwork dam in 1799.
I notice that the National Newspaper Archive is still growing; there are now copies of the Lichfield Mercury online well into the 1950s, and it was while fishing through them in an idle moment this week that I found the following article, from the 26th October, 1951 – an altogether sleepier time I feel.
Hi folks. I’m hearing about a bad accident up on the A5 near the White Horse Pub last night. I’ve asked West Midlands Police for information. Anyone got details? Please email me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. I’ll put all … Continue reading