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A historical query… can anyone help?

Friend of the blog and Pelsall person Jayne Preston has asked me on Facebook if I have any pictures of, or know anything about Barnetts Buildings, Shire Oak, Walsall Wood – sad to say I don’t.

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Open Mike

Yesterday, whilst mooching on Panoramio for an image of Chasewater (sometimes it’s the best way to find my own photos, oddly enough) I came upon a gallery by a reader and contributor the the blog, Mike Leonard – it’s remarkable.

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Chasewater Spring Fair this Sunday!

Just a quick heads up that this Sunday (19th April 2015), there’s to be a Spring Fair at Chasewater – I don’t know much about it but there will be craft stalls, food, amusements and all the usual type things there.

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Lichfield discovered – alphabetical Lichfield – free talk on tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has another talk on this evening with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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One other Public Carriage Road or Highway

For those who don’t follow the comments here, there was an interesting discussion last week after I featured a section of the Teasdale 1842 map from Clive Roberts’ new history site: The discussion that sprang up was about the nature and purpose of Friezland Lane in Shire Oak, and amongst the discussion was rom rather wild speculation by myself about the way the Parish borders run between Brownhills and Walsall Wood.

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Travellers encamp near Chasewater

I note travellers have encamped on the land between Pool Road and Whitehorse Road in Brownhills, where the old trotting track and stadium used to stand.
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A great new book by a local history legend now availble!

I’ve known about this for a few weeks ow, but held off spilling the good news to readers until copies were available to buy – but I can now reveal that there’s a fascinating new history book on the subject of Brownhills now available, compiled by local historian Bill Mayo.

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