Tag Archives: Local History

Matters arising…

I often get lots of short questions or observations that aren’t, despite my best efforts, big enough to make one post out of; so here are a selection of recent ones which aren’t connected to each other, but I’m thinking readers may be able to help with them, or perhaps they’ll provoke debate.
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The estate we’re in

I had an interesting email from reader and top local history technician Andy Dennis a couple of weeks ago that expands on a recent topic beautifully: that of William Roberts and his empire.
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Not only customers, but friends

A lovely bit of ephemera relating to Deakins’ Central Stores and Jonah Deakin has been sent in by the wonderfully generous Gillian Gaiser, who donated her wonderful writing about the Deakin family to the blog, published last weekend.

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January 1993 – Drugs Indifference

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 40 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1993 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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Brace yourself!

Here’s a quick one I spotted locally last week: I was going to put it on my 365daysofbiking journal, but I thought it deserved a wider audience and debate – it seems the cast iron bridge at Ogley Junction, near Grasmere Gardens, was once damaged or cracked and repaired.

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Chasewater Railway Winter Steam Gala this weekend

I note Chasewater Railway have a Winter Steam Gala this weekend (28th February – 1st March 2015), with special guest engines and a much busier running timetable than normal.
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December 1992 – Governors respond

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 39 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1992 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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