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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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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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In memoriam: Dennis Johnson

Readers who’ve been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 – Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small way by appeals on social media.BduZ_cTIcAAd8ju.jpg-large Continue reading

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Lichfield’s Hidden Heritage – History of Sandfields Pumping Station – free talk tomorrow!

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch with a tipoff of yet another free Lichfield Discovered talk tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 24th February 2015) at Curborough Community Centere, Lichfield, from 10am until 12 noon.

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