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Tividale outshine Walsall Wood

Walsall Wood FC fought bravely on Tuesday night, but just couldn’t get the better of visitors Tividale FC in a match where Tividale outshone The Woodmen.
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A respectable draw with the champions

Walsall Wood FC fought bravely last night (Thursday, 17th April 2014), but just couldn’t quite get the better of visitors Tividale FC in a great match that saw the local lads reach a respectable draw against champions Tividale.

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Walsall Wood hold Tipton Town to a draw

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 12th April 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Tipton Town at home, and yet another hard fought game from the Woodmen.
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The ‘Pics scrape past Wood to win

Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw and all the home crowd yesterday evening, as they conceded defeat to Rushall Olympic FC in a tight, hard-fought match where the Wood lads couldn’t quite drive it home. Bad luck chaps. Bill Shaw submitted … Continue reading

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A draw for the Wood – but all eyes on the ‘Pics this Thursday

Walsall Wood FC were away at Rocester last night, and held the home team to a no score draw – Bill Shaw was there to witness the match.Mill view-1 Continue reading

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The Wood’s winning ways return

Following Walsall Wood FC’s Saturday away match against Kirby Muxloe, roving supporter and reporter Bill Shaw sent the following match report…
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Walsall Wood falter against Stourport Swifts

Walsall Wood FC seem to have lost their winning mojo of late – last night (Tuesday, 1st April 2014) they fought and lost to Stourport Swifts by two goals to one.
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A rarity for The Woodmen

Walsall Wood FC travelled to Alvechurch yesterday afternoon, and returned with a no score draw in an unusually entertaining, but sadly goalless match.
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Close, but not close enough: Tividale beat Walsall Wood

Walsall Wood FC fought bravely on Thursday night, but just couldn’t quite get the better of visitors Tividale FC in a great match that saw the local lads knocked out of the Walsall Senior Cup for this season.
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The Wood storm Dunkirk

Walsall Wood FC returned to form in blistering style yesterday evening as they beat Dunkirk FC 4-0 away.
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Woodmen lose to Coleshill Town

Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw and all the home crowd yesterday afternoon, as they conceded defeat to Coleshill Town FC in a match where the Wood lads couldn’t quite drive it home.

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The Wood winning streak continues

Walsall Wood FC kept Bill Shaw and all the home crowd on tenterhooks at Oak Park yesterday afternoon, as they beat Nottingham’s Dunkirk FC in a nailbiting match with surprisingly few goals.
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House fire in Brownhills yesterday

As you may have heard on social media and the local grapevine, there was a house fire in New Road, Brownhills at lunchtime yesterday (13th March 2014).

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The Wood crush Causeway for a sweet 16

Walsall Wood FC continued their remarkable domineering run last night, beating Causeway United 3-1, extending their unbeaten streak to a remarkable 16 matches. Now the weather seems to be clearing, do get out and support the Woodmen – their gate … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood trounce AFC Wulfrunians

The Woodmen yesterday faced AFC Wulfrunians at Castlecroft, and took yet another wonderful win, bringing their unbeaten run at 15 matches – Bill Shaw was at Wolverhampton to witness the great mach…

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Woodmen continue unbeaten run

Walsall Wood FC last night extended their unbeaten record to 14 matches, when they drew with Heath Hayes FC away one all.

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Brownhills School: driven to distraction

The ongoing issue of Brownhills School’s withdrawal of community access to it’s facilities rumbled on this week, as the Walsall Advertiser published another excellent report about how the Spotlight Youth Theatre Group were told they’d have to move from the school last December.RichardShepherdMP Continue reading

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Woodmen send Westfields west!

Walsall Wood FC delighted fans yesterday afternoon (1st March 2014) as they expanded their unbeaten league run against Hereford’s Westfields FC in a goal-packed match, bringing their winning streak to a lucky 13 games.
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The Wood winning streak continues

Walsall Wood FC were well back in their stride at Oak Park last night, as the beat Coventry Sphinx FC in an entertaining match that saw yet another 90 minutes of wonderfully solid football.
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Brownhills School: Express & Star catches up

Just a quick note to point out that the Express & Star have finally got around to covering the Brownhills School community facilities withdrawal story, with a few extra details.
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Brownhills School: News of community facilities withdrawal spreads

Recently, as many readers will be aware, I covered the shocking story of how Brownhills School – formerly Brownhills Community School – has elected to stop all community access to its facilities, resulting in a large degree of disquiet in the town.
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Footy returns to Oak Park in spectacular style

It’s been a long, long time since Walsall Wood FC got a home game – 8 weeks in fact – but yesterday, Oak Park resonated to a rollicking game of football which kept spectators in tense anticipation for the whole game.
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Tipton Town top Walsall Wood

Well, it’s bad news for fans of Walsall Wood FC. In an away match I didn’t get time to advertise (my apologies) played on Wednesday evening 19th February 2014, the Woodmen crashed out of this season’s League Cup, with a 2-0 loss to Tipton Town FC.
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Express & Star covers Terrace Restaurant closure

I note today that the good old Express & Star have covered the closure of The Terrace restaurant in Brownhills that shocked so many last week – in an article unusually more detailed online than in the print edition, the paper reveals folks out of pocket with vouchers and others with prior bookings that are now obviously cancelled. A sad state of affairs indeed.
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Walsall Wood honour old friend with 6-1 victory over Saints

Yesterday afternoon (Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Heather St Johns at Oak Park, and put in a stellar performance of brilliant football.
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Wood men beat Continental Star, but no Christmas cracker

Yesterday afternoon (Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Continental Star at Oak Park.P1000909 Continue reading

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Walsall Wood F.C. – no second chance

It was a remarkable second chance at the FA Vase after the shock disqualification of Spalding United FC, but sadly, not to be

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Walsall Wood eat Quorn

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 30th November 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Quorn FC away, and after a somewhat intemperate match, the Woodmen came away the victors, taking them to a historic position in the league.
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Walsall Wood trounce the Mikes

Yesterday evening (Tuesday 26th November 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Boldmere St Michaels at home, and aced yet another resounding and well-deserved win.
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Walsall Wood draw with Loughborough

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 23rd November 2013), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Loughborough University away, and they came home with a creditable draw after some wonderfully entertaining football.
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Woodmen no match for Tulips

It was hotly anticipated, but sadly, not to be. Walsall Wood were today no match for Spalding United, but by all accounts, a good time was had by all, with a good gate and large crowd.
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Oatcakes overcome the Woodmen

Tuesday evening (12th November 2013), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Port Vale at home, and sadly for the Woodmen, this match broke their run of good fortune.

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Walsall Wood top Tipton Town

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 9th November 2013), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Tipton Town away, and yet another win for the boys from the Wood, who seem to be on a bit of a run at the moment.
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The Woodmen demolish Heath Hayes

Tuesday evening saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park – this is always a bit of a notorious pairing, and the blog football fans – Bill Shaw and the Young David Evans – were both in attendance to watch the flare-ups and cheer on the local lads.

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The Wood draw with Coleshill

Following Saturday’s away match against Coleshill, our footie correspondent (!) Bill Shaw battled ill health to send me the following game report – for which I’m most grateful.P1000595 Continue reading

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The Wood win again

A home League win at last for the Wood with a 3 – 1 victory over Leicestershire side Kirby Muxloe.walsallwoodbonfirenotice copy Continue reading

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Gornal wiped out by The Wood

An encouraging performance in the heart of the Black Country with the win making it 3 leaugue victories on the trot with a record of 4 goals for & 0 against.
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The Woodmen lose to Westfields

Following yesterday’s home match, where Walsall Wood FC faced Westfields FC at Oak Park, the Young David Evans submitted the following report…

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Plucky Woodmen mash Leeks!

I’l be honest, I know nowt about the beautiful gam, but fear not, roving reporter the Young David Evans does, and so he pitched up at Oak Park tonight to watch the lads from The Wood beat Leek Town FC 2-0 after some great football.

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No accommodation for the poor…

As promised, for reader Alison Ball, here’s the entry for Bloxwich Church – All Saints – in the book ‘Visitations of the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1829-1841′ published by the Historical Manuscripts Commission and Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (HMSO). This copy was published in 1980, and bears the ISBN of 0 11 440066 0. The work is edited by David Robinson MA, Ph D.
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A place of common resort, and a school for inferior education

There was a surprising and good deal of interest shown recently when I scanned sections of a recently acquired book, ‘Visitations of the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1829-1841′ published by the Historical Manuscripts Commission and Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (HMSO). This copy was published in 1980, and bears the ISBN of 0 11 440066 0. The work is edited by David Robinson MA, Ph D.
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Chase Nursing Home: new statement issued

The saga of Chase Nursing Home in Brownhills, and the withdrawal of it’s contract after a damning inspection report by the Care Quality Commission rumbles on. I’ve just received the following press release from Walsall Council which details current events.
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Walsall Council withdraws contract from Chase Nursing Home in Brownhills

I received the following press release from Walsall Council yesterday. The old Vicarage has, for some time, been a Nursing Home for people suffering mental health issues. I’m sure readers were as concerned as I was when news surfaced recently of the poor inspection report the facility received, and removing the residents can only be a good thing.

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