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He staked his all for the miners

Today I post another great piece from Peter Cutler that I’ve had in the bag for a while – undeservedly so, for it’s important and yet again shines light on someone the more lofty local mining historians seem to have cruelly overlooks: Albert Stanley MP.

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One and a half centuries

Here’s a film I’ve been keeping an eye out for for a while, and it was finally uploaded to YouTube last week by David Harper, for which I’m very grateful.

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Walsall Wood under 18s flatten Kidsgrove

Since the main team are on a layoff today, both I and the young David Evans thought it might be good to highlight last weeks evening fixture from the Walsall Wood Under 18s team, when it’s fair to say the Wood kids hammered visitors Kidsgrove Athletic.

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Get your live music fix at the Chase Inn this weekend!

The revival of the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills continues apace – there’s not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too – tonight, (Saturday 29th August 2015) at 9:00pm you can catch rock covers band Fire, and in the afternoon slot 5-8pm on Sunday (30th August 2015) Roy C (Roy Conrad from Eagles tribute band Talon).

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Ticket to ride

A lovely enquiry for the Bank Holiday weekend came in a couple of days ago courtesy of reader Lawrence Hodgkinson, who has submitted a beautiful scan of a rather unusual ticket stub from a railway special excursion in 1952.

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – August public meeting this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Thursday 27th August 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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Heritage Gathering coming soon!

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have been in contact to let me know about their Heritage Gathering which is coming up over the weekend of 18-19th September 2015, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

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