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Doing the Locomotion

Back last weekend, local wildlife expert, ecologist and local historian Chaz Mason got in touch, asking for help with a picture of an old steam locomotive that he’s got hold of – he wasn’t sure about the origins of the engine, but thought it was something unusual.SAM_1118 Continue reading

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I don’t like that beer

The Ogley Square slum was indeed cleared – and as can be seen today – the area of Catshill and Ogley Hay around it became the site of huge social housing development – however, the site of the Square itself became the location of a new pub..

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A whiff of coal smoke

Here’s an interesting thing that top local history monkey [Howmuch?] bought at a book fayre last week. It’s the program for the Fourth Annual Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally, held by Chasewater Light Railway Society on the weekend of 21st & 22nd June 1980.
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Underground investigations – The Grove Pit Disaster remembered

The 1st October 2012 – a couple of hours away from when I post this – will mark 82 years since the Grove Pit Disaster that killed fourteen local men in the mine that stood just off Lime Lane, on … Continue reading

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Pictures from today’s MGs in the Trees event at Chasewater

I’m not much of a petrol head, really, as regular readers will have worked out. I do, however, love old cars and car shows, particularly local ones like the Chasewater Transport Show. Since it was such a bright sunny day … Continue reading

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MGs in the Trees – car show at Chasewater this Sunday!

I just spotted on the excellent Chasewaterstuff’s Railway and Canal Blog and via his twitter stream that there’s an MG car show on tomorrow, Sunday 13th May 2012 at Chasewater. There will be lots of classic and restored motors there, … Continue reading

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Happening now – Chasewater Railway spring gala!

Bit late, I know, but it’s a nice day, and the Chasewater Railway Spring Gala is happening all weekend. Headsup to the wonderful Chasewaterstuff, quietly plugging away for Brownhill’s best kept secret. Don’t forget that for the less railway-focussed members … Continue reading

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