Tag Archives: flickr

Across the rooftops

This remarkable panorama was created by reader and friend of the blog Steve Wilcox, who painstakingly constructed it from multiple images shot from a tower block in Leamore, near Bloxwich.
8817046508_24f30afd1a_o Continue reading

Posted in Churches, Environment, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local media, News, Shared media, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Walsall planning appeal shock!

Readers may well recall the excellent article about the regeneration of the Reedswood power station site, written by top contributor and Brownhills bloke Andy Dennis. In it, Andy pointed out that further development of the site outside the council’s guidelines … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Followups, Interesting photos, Local History, Local politics, News, planning, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Walsall community, Walsall Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Arthur Burton MM – military records now online

Just a quick note of thanks and appreciation to top local historian and decent bloke Roger ‘Ziksby’ Jones, who has taken the time to post Arthur Burton’s military records on Flickr so all concerned can inspect them. Roger obtained them … Continue reading

Posted in Brownhills stuff, Events, Features, Followups, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local History, Local media, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community, Walsall Wood stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

When the lights go out

Recently, there has been some debate locally about reclamation of former industrial sites, and the role of developers and local government. In all the cant and bluster, it’s often lost that most of these projects are hugely successful and take … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Features, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local History, Local media, Local politics, planning, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Walsall community, Walsall Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The cream of society

I’ve mentioned ice cream vans and milk floats on the blog before. I’m quite interested in that lost delivery and van sales thing – chip vans, mobile shops, bakers vans – but there seems to be precious little local material … Continue reading

Posted in Brownhills stuff, Environment, Features, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local History, Local media, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Walsall1955 and all that

I must say, it’s rare that one finds such an embarrassment of historical riches as the Flickr photo streams of bus enthusiasts. These dedicated folk, with a deep fascination for all things omnibus have a unique feature that makes their … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Features, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local History, Local media, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Further abroad

Since there was such a great reaction to last week’s post containing photos from the Flickr stream of walsall_pete, I thought I’d continue the Walsall theme this week with a few pictures from a similar, but slightly later period by … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Features, Followups, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local History, Local media, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Light flight

As regulars will know, I have lately posted articles featuring the stunning work of Aldridge amateur photographer Barry Carpenter, whose work frequently leaves me speechless. Barry is a very talented, creative chap, and one of the tools in his photographic … Continue reading

Posted in Brownhills stuff, Chasewater, Clayhanger stuff, Environment, Features, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local media, Panoramio photo discussions, Panoramio updates, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

I live where it’s grey

I hope readers will forgive me this week for featuring foreign parts in the ‘Pictures from the past’ feature. Whilst mooching around Flickr a couple of weeks ago, I came upon an absolutely stunning set of early eighties photo scans … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Events, Followups, Interesting photos, It makes me mad!, Local History, Local media, Local music, Local politics, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

From the ‘You heard it here first’ department

Thanks to several people who alerted me on Twatter and Facebook, I note that the Walsall Express & Star yet again finds itself churning the Brownhills Blog for stories. First featured here after a discussion on twatter,  the article about … Continue reading

Posted in Brownhills stuff, Express & Star, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, It makes me mad!, Just plain daft, Local Blogs, Shared media, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bar none

  Bar HDR, originally uploaded by Josh_Paul_Williams. In the spirit of the recent theme of preserved historic bits of Brownhills wood, top Bloxwich student, photographer and computer geek Joshua Williams recently mentioned on twitter that his grandfather had part of … Continue reading

Posted in Brownhills stuff, Followups, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local History, Shared media, Shared memories, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The importance of local knowledge

I notice the good folks at the Express & Star still seem to be having trouble with accuracy on their local patch. This puff piece, pointlessly punted for Walsall Council’s Arboretum revamp project would be fine if the hapless hack … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Express & Star, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Just plain daft, Local media, Panoramio photo discussions, planning, Shared media, Walsall Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment