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The Model

A remarkable pair of images surfaced a couple of weeks ago from local historian Bill Mayo via the wonderful David Evans – these are photographs of a civic town planning proposal by, or to Brownhills Urban District Council in 1965.
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Brownhills real ale and cider festival 2015

The case Inn at Newtown, Brownhills seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late after a few years in the doldrums – now with lots going on, this popular community pub on the A5 Watling Street near the Chase Road junction has got a real buzz about it.

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – May public meeting tonight!

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight (Thursday 28th May 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group.

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December 1994 – Is the government really fit to govern?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 63 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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The team team of ’57

Here’s a head scratcher from friend of the blog Martin Littler, who’s contributed so much previously to Brownhills Local history – and this time he’s come up with a cracker for a Bank Holiday Monday.
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Don’t forget Lichfield Bower!

Well, Bank Holiday Monday is upon us, and that means that it’s Lichfield Bower Day in Ye Olde City – I was sent this promo from Stuart Jakeman, and with folks often looking here for stuff to do, I thought I’d give it a plug.

2015 Poster Portrait
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Bill Shaw’s 2015 Walsall Wood FC presentation dinner report

Crossed wires last weekend when a collection of photos from Walsall Wood Football Club’s Presentation Dinner arrived from David Evans and I published them, not realising a writeup was due from Bill Shaw, which arrived later in the week – sorry chaps, hopefully this should rectify things.

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