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January 1990 – Call for flood investigation…

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 4 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1990 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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A son of The Wood

I’ve finally bought my own copy of Clive Roberts’ book ‘ Snippets of History In and around Walsall Wood’ which I review here today – I must say the 79 page £8 book is a cracker – and it’s available right now.

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December 1989 – Shopkeepers angry about the neglect of Silver Court

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 3 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1989 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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A life in harmony

Last year, I ran a series of articles here on the Brownhills Blog about Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society, a very highly respected musical ensemble indeed, and a remarkable, often overlooked piece of Brownhills history.

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November 1989 – Residents up in arms…

Here’s a treat for the Brownhills Gazette fans out there – issue 2 of the freshet, from November 1989 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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Early doors

Just a quick post here to spark a few memories for long time pub-goers in the local area – Shaun Treadwell has kindly dropped me a line with these excellent images which I just had to share.
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Walsall Local History Fair on right now!

Walsall Local History Fair will take place now, today (25th October 2014) at The Crossing at St. Pauls, Darwall Street, Walsall, between 10:30am – 3:30pm – it’s free, and a great event.
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