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A lesson in local history

A couple of weeks ago, I featured here scans of a local history book I’d unexpectedly found in a bookshop – it was a real cracker, and at the same time, a valuable and overlooked bit of Brownhills social history.

The book even made Local History magazine! Image kindly supplied by Mark Staples. Continue reading

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Council consultation event in Brownhills today!

Sorry this is late, I was working on something else last night, but today, Tuesday 18th November 2014 from 10am-12noon, there’s a Walsall Council budget Consultation event in Brownhills Library at The Parkview Centre in Brownhills.
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April 1990 – Threat to close down classrooms

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 7 of the long lost freesheet, from April 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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March 1990 – Glue sniffing den on old railway line

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 6 of the long lost freesheet, from March 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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February 1990 – State of Barnetts Lane Cemetery causes concern

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 5 of the long lost freesheet, from February 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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Urgent – motorbike just stolen from Walsall Wood

Hey people – please be on the lookout for a stolen Honda NSC50R Repsol motorbike, taken in this evening between 9 and 10pm from Quantock Close, just off Occupation Road, Walsall Wood.B1OlF_cCEAEDy2- Continue reading

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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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