Category Archives: Shared memories

Bill Shaw’s 2015 Walsall Wood FC presentation dinner report

Crossed wires last weekend when a collection of photos from Walsall Wood Football Club’s Presentation Dinner arrived from David Evans and I published them, not realising a writeup was due from Bill Shaw, which arrived later in the week – sorry chaps, hopefully this should rectify things.

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October 1994 – Vandalism Strikes Again!

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 61 of the long lost freesheet, from October 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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Do you remember Brownhills United?

A great enquiry reaches me from Florida, USA the home of Brownhills lad Andrew Richards, who emigrated there in 1990 – when Andy lived here, he played for Brownhills United and has written a wonderful piece requesting information on this lost local team.
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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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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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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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