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Brownhills Common and Central, 1884.

Following on from the 1884 Brownhills South and Walsall Wood map of last week, I have one that will interest those wanting to investigate the mining history on Brownhills Common. This is an 1884 1:1250 plot of that area in … Continue reading

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Southern Brownhills, Clayhanger and Shire Oak, 1884.

I’ve come across a paper map of southern Brownhills, Clayhanger and Shire Oak from the 1884 first survey, which I thought I’d share with readers. It’s an interesting document, and worthy of close study. I like the notation of  letter … Continue reading

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Another glimpse into the past

I thought I’d make a bit of a weekend thing of featuring old pictures. There are so many to share, particularly from the recently acquired work ‘Around Pelsall & Brownhills’ by David F. Vodden. I really suggest that anyone interested … Continue reading

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Station approach

There has been some recent discussion here of the old railway line and former Brownhills West station that used to cross Brownhills Common from Walsall Wood, dismantled in the sixties. A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip up … Continue reading

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