Tag Archives: David Hodgkinson

The need for speed

It seems that reader Tony Winn opened an interesting can of worms when he set this fine question for the New Year Quiz.
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Oil, fire and water

The above remarkable video was generously pointed out by reader Bob Pugh and features some remarkable footage of what was a golden period in the era of the South Staffordshire Railway – the main line that ran through Brownhills, up until the 1980s.

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Toll grate?

David Hodgkinson has been in touch regarding my appeal for information regarding the protests and planning process regarding the M6 Toll, which was known back then as the BNRR – Birmingham Northern Relief Road. David says he's loads of clippings … Continue reading

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Canal trust?

Here’s an interesting one from fellow Brownhills historian David Hodgkinson. David has been musing on the fate of a piece of public art erected at Catshill Junction as part of the canal towpath renovations a few years ago. I must … Continue reading

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Under mined

Yesterday, in a post relating some recollections of the Chasewater modern overflow culvert, an anonymous correspondent suggested that the new system had been constructed in response to a serious subsidence issue near Anchor Bridge. In that post, I rather cheekily … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me mum!

In response to my drain adventure at Chasewater on Sunday, I had a very interesting email yesterday… Hi Bob Might be best if you don’t mention my name, my mom might be reading… :) When I was a young bad … Continue reading

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Brownhills finest on the radio!

Inspirational local historian and all-round nice bloke David Hodgkinson recently contacted me to point out that former local lad, top lawyer and author David M Golden had appeared on Carl Chinn’s radio show last Sunday, 4th March 2012.You will no doubt remember that … Continue reading

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