Category Archives: Social Media

It’s all about roots and wings

Here’s a really nice thing that caught my attention yesterday – fellow local blogger for Clayhanger Marsh and hero of mine (whose mail I must get around to answering, sorry) Chaz Mason has written something wonderful and very, very engaging.

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A local mining accident – can you help?

Here’s a quick one to get the researchers scratching their heads – and it’s a very long shot, but please do what you can, I’ve asked for more information from Gill, and I’m hoping she’ll comment here.

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The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station – March public meeting tonight!

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight (Thursday 26th March 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group.

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Walsall Wood send Alvechurch packing!

Last Tuesday evening (24th March 2015) Walsall Wood FC entertained Alvechurch at Oak Park, and comfortably beat the visitors 1-0.
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August 1993 – It’s question time?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 47 of the long lost freesheet, from August 1993 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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Walsall Wood brave, but blocked by Basford

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21st March 2015) Walsall Wood travelled to Nottingham to square off against Basford United, who they lost to at Oak Park a couple of weeks ago – sadly, the Wood failed to reverse the situation, but put up a brave show against the league leaders.

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July 1993 – Sister’s anguish over grave theft

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 46 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1993 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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