Tag Archives: 1959

Bending Conduit

Every so often (and so it seems, with increasing frequency of late) I’ll get a response to an article I post here that leaves me speechless with the sheer depth and breadth of knowledge it demonstrates. There are, it seems, some very, very knowledgable specialists reading the shambling pile of old toss, and I really have no idea why they’re sticking around, but I’m very grateful for their contributions and presence.

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Keeping track

Here’s an unusual one that came in yesterday afternoon. When I saw the picture kindly supplied by Ian, I immediately thought of the image of a similar charter in Bill Mayo and John Sale’s great book ‘Memories of Old Walsall Wood’, which I include at the foot of the post.

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Plane bizarre

Here’s one from the odd box: spotted by local history whizz Stuart ‘The Edditer’ Williams, curator of the superlative Bloxwich Telegraph. Do any readers remember this? First mention of the event I’ve ever seen. A remarkable occurrence, which must have … Continue reading

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The Ellwood Trophy – Chasewater, 1959

Reader and dedicated local history sort [Howmuch] yesterday spotted this gem from the ever-expanding British Pathe News Archive. It’s newsreel of a powerboat race held at Chasewater in October, 1959 – and shows some wonderful footage of the lake, an … Continue reading

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