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Philip Larkin’s Lichfield – talk tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered. This evening, (Monday, 14th July 2014) the group will be staging a talk about … Continue reading

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Get in the Clubhouse!

On tonight (Friday 11th July 2014) – the rand opening of the new clubhouse at Walsall Wood Football Club, Oak Park – it Looks set to be a great night, and you can check out the great facilities for the community.
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A late one just in – Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day today!

I’m very, very late with this but today Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again when they hold their Annual July Open Day today (6th July 2014)  in Shenstone Drive.

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I walk the line

This Sunday morning (15th June 2014 at 11:00am), there’s going to be a rather excellent event put on by Lichfield Discovered, a side project of Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore – a walk along the line of the great, legendary and hotly debated Hanch Tunnel.

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Flight paths

This Thursday evening (12th June 2014 at 7:30pm), there’s going to be another great event staged by Lichfield Discovered, a side project of Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore – this time, it’s a walk around the site and remains of the old RAF Lichfield base near Fradley.
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Our hidden heritage – and how to save it

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch with a last minute tipoff of a free talk tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, 21st May 2014) at The Museum of Cannock Chase at 3:00pm.
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Health for all events today

Sorry this is very short notice, but Bonita Clayton, from Brownhills Community Association has asked me to alert readers to a couple of healthcare related meetings going on today.
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Closer

Kate Cardigan Gomez, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around Cathedral Close in Lichfield tonight (Monday, 12th May 2014) with her other project, Lichfield Discovered – it starts at 7:00pm outside Lichfield Heritage Centre.555423_10151544401766622_1645456257_n Continue reading

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Meet a top author at Brownhills Library this afternoon!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a belated plug for a meet the author event happening today.
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Models at the museum – a great event happening today

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a ‘Models at the Museum’ event on today.

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The rise and fall – a walk into history tomorrow!

Kate Cardigan Gomex, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around the remains of the incredible Fisherwick Park estate with her other project, Lichfield Discovered – it takes place tomorrow, Saturday 5th April 2014.
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How does your garden grow? Community event tomorrow!

Bonita Clayton from Brownhills Community Association has been in touch, asking me to let you all know that tomorrow, Saturday 5th April 2014, there will be a special event at the Activities Centre, to celebrate the annual reopening of the Brownhills Community Association Gardening Club.

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Aldridge Transport Museum running day today!

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum are currently gearing up for the coming season, and cordially invite you to their first event of 2014 – a ‘Running Day’, today (Sunday, 23rd March) – here the general public can pop in, take a ride on vintage busses, browse stalls of transport ephemera and have have a shufty around.

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A century in 12 objects…

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Free talk on Heritage at Risk tonight!

Tonight’s talk is all about threatened architecture and heritage buildings in Ye Olde City, where there seems to be a more enlightened attitude than here in Walsall, where we regard heritage as merely ‘fuel’.
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Lichfield discovered – great events upcoming for 2014

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with lots of upcoming events for her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Norton Canes Christmas Fayre this afternoon!

Thanks to readers John Preece and Wendy McGreevy, I can share the following event with readers – it’s an interesting one, and looks fun – it could be just the thing to perk the kids up on a dull Sunday Afternoon – why pop along?

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Carers’ Rights event at Brownhills and Pelsall this Friday

Hey, this is really important. As many readers will know, the issues surrounding carers and their support is a subject dear to my heart, and in these particularly difficult times it’s really vital that anyone who is a carer, or who may be a carer’s friend or relative makes sure that all the help available is understood and claimed.
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Collectors fair at Aldridge Transport Museum today!

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a collectors fair on today.
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Lichfield discovered – everyday objects tell wonderful stories tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered. Now they’ve got the basics sorted, the Lichfield Discovered Group are moving on to … Continue reading

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Wood you please help?

Taking my life in my hands, I thought I’d run this press release from Walsall Council this week, and I think it’s quite important – most of us enjoy a good burn up on bonfire night, so in the community spirit, can you help with some fuel? If you can, Walsall Park Rangers would be really pleased to hear from you.

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Aldridge coach rally – on today!

Friend of the blog and Gardner Diesel fetishist The Stymaster informs me that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, at Shenstone Drive in Aldridge have a Coach Rally on today – it starts at 10am and runs up until 5pm, and should be of interest to bus buffs, transport enthusiasts and diesel heads of all types.

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Meet Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in their new home this Sunday!

This Sunday, 14th July 2013, Aston Manor Road Transport Museum will be holding their 26th annual Open day, where the enthusiasts who lovingly maintain and curate this fascinating collection of vehicles will be celebrating the history of Birmingham trams.
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Exterminate! Daleks to invade Aldridge

Martin Fisher contacted me from the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge recently, to let me know about their latest event, taking place this Sunday which looks set to be a must for Sci-Fi fans, Doctor Who aficionados and anyone else into the weird and wonderful.Dalek Ad 2 low Continue reading

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Collectors fair and auto jumble on in Aldridge today!

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum have an auto jumble and collectors fair on today.
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Classic Car Gathering at Aldridge this Sunday

Martin Fisher, from the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum – now based in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge – has been in touch to inform me of an upcoming event this Sunday, 14th April 2013 – The museum will be holding a ‘Classic Car Gathering’.

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Two halves to Aldridge, please…

Following on from the interest in Tony Martin’s picture of the early seventies Harpers bus at Aldridge, Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler found the following timetable from 1965 in the newspaper archive.
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On the top deck!

The above wonderful and evocative image was supplied by reader and friend of the blog Tony Martin, who spotted this classic Harpers bus in 1974. The destination board reads “Streetly Works’ and I guess it was performing one of the many services that used to run to local factories. Streetly works was, of course, the BIP, now long since gone.
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The best kept secret in Aldridge – open this Sunday!

Readers will be familiar with the somewhat protracted story of Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, and it’s move to Aldridge last year. Sadly, things didn’t quite go to plan at Beecham Business Park, and the museum had to move again – but the good news is, it’s still in Aldridge, at Shenstone Drive.
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Meet Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in their new home this Sunday!

This Sunday, 20th January 2013, the museum will be holding a ‘Meet the Museum’ event, where the general public can pop in, take a shufty around and hopefully help shape this valuable collection’s future.
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Burn, Baby, burn!

I had this press release through from Walsall Council this week, and I think it’s quite important. Most of us enjoy a good burn up on bonfire night, so in the community spirit, can you help with some fuel? If you can, Walsall Park Rangers would be really pleased to hear from you. Continue reading

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Back to the Future outdoor screening at Walsall Wood this evening!

This one in from Andy Hollyhead, Walsall Wood resident and top brainy bloke of this parish – looks like great fun. Why not pop along? Travel back in time for a special outdoor screening of 1980’s classic Back to the … Continue reading

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Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day today!

Looking for something interesting to do today after the recent poor weather? Why not take the kids to this… there’s something for folk of all ages! Beecham Business Park on Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again today … Continue reading

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Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day this Sunday!

Beecham Business Park on Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again this Sunday when Aston Manor Transport Museum hold their 25th Annual July Open Day. This will be the first year that it is not based at the … Continue reading

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Aldridge Transport Museum: open day today!

Readers will no doubt remember that Aston Manor Transport Museum moved to Aldridge last Christmas. Well, since then, the seem to be going from strength to strength. Today, they’re holding an open day at their Northgate, Aldridge site, so why … Continue reading

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Chasewater Railway – lots to do today and tomorrow!

I see that Chasewater Railway, the preserved line and hidden gem at Chasewater, have a Jubille Street Party on tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June 2012. It’s at Brownhills West station (The one near the Chasewater Innovation Centre and South Shore), and … Continue reading

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