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Egg-straordinary fun at Holland Park tomorrow!

I’ve just noticed this one taking place on Easter Sunday morning (Sunday 20th April 2014) at Holland Park, Brownhills – an easter egg hunt (careful how you say that), kicking off from the play area at 10:30am.

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New Craft and Farmers Market coming soon to Chasewater

Thanks to the wonderful Linda Mason for the tipoff – it seems that starting in a few weeks – on Sunday, 4th May 2014 – there’s to be a new Craft and Farmers Market staged as a regular event at Chasewater.

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Jamey Coleman hit and run – police appeal for further information

West Midlands Police continue their enquiries into the tragic death of local lad Jamey Coleman, who died following a hit and run accident at the junction of the A5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014.
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Brownhills fatal hit run – Police issue statement

Following the fatal hit and run incident at the junction of the a5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014, there has been huge interest and sympathy from the community – West midlands Police issued the following statement a few minutes ago…
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Fatal hit and run in Brownhills – appeal for help

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Bloxwich: men in tights!

I see that Glen, Dave and all the folk behind the wonderful Cart Before the Horse community theatre company have a great Christmas production on this weekend at the Bookmark Theatre, Bloxwich, which is situated in the new library.1397948_10152080882839101_1132516282_o Continue reading

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War is hell

This post is a modification of one I made last year – I traditionally post something about Remembrance every year, and it’s increasingly hard to say anything new, as my view doesn’t change on this, the most important day in our national recognition, recollection and reconciliation of our part in the world’s conflicts.
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Bonfire & Fireworks at Walsall Wood FC this evening!

If you’re at a loose ed this afternoon, or are looking for a great firework party to take the kids to, there’s a great event at the Walsall Wood Football Club Ground, Oak Park, Walsall Wood, this evening (Sunday, 3rd November 2013), kicking off at 4:00pm.
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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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Some Mummers do have ‘em

There is a long tradition in British history of Mummer’s Plays – folkloric parables, stories and satires – performed for the benefit of the working classes by mostly itinerant actors and Walsall has seen a revival of this very old tradition in recent years with the plays written by former Walsall Wood teacher and local arts supremo Dave Calcutt.
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Walking for Rosie

Karen Ross has been in touch with details of this Sunday’s sponsored walk and festival in aid of the wonderful Rosie’s Helping Hands Charity.Rosie's Walk 2013 Press Release copy Continue reading

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In our name

Every year on this blog, I’ve marked remembrance Sunday with a post, and this one is no different. I think this day, associated events and actions are crucially important. It is only by remembering the cost, that we can consider how to make a better future.

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The Fallen of Walsall Wood: a project

Since it’s Remembrance weekend, I thought I’d share with you a project that top reader and contributor David Evans has been working on. David has gone through the roll of honour for the First World War on the Walsall Wood memorial, and listed the entries, and what he can find out about them, in spreadsheet format.
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An Autumn Winter Affair…

I notice that this Sunday, 4th November 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events.

The inaugural event last June was a whole bunch of fun and I enjoyed it immensely. This one promises to be even better, so why not get down there and join in the fun?

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Back to the Future outdoor screening at Walsall Wood this evening!

This one in from Andy Hollyhead, Walsall Wood resident and top brainy bloke of this parish – looks like great fun. Why not pop along? Travel back in time for a special outdoor screening of 1980′s classic Back to the … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Chasewater Vintage Event

From the canal festival, I spun up to Chasewater to check out the vintage event – We’ll Meet Again. I wasn’t sure what to expect with it – I’d found the Jubilee Shindig at the same venue rather lacklustre, if … Continue reading

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Vintage event at Chasewater Railway today!

I notice that today,  Sunday, the 24th June 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events. It seems like a rather fun thing, and you can do Brownhills Canal Festival on … Continue reading

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Vintage event at Chasewater Railway this Sunday!

I notice that this Sunday, the 24th June 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events. It seems like a rather fun thing, and you can do Brownhills Canal Festival on … Continue reading

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Car Crash on the A5, Brownhills Sunday morning – 1 hurt

I see that this morning, there’s been another accident on the A5 Watling Street at Newtown, Brownhills, by the Terrace restaurant. It seems one man had to be cut free from his car after a collision with a lamp column … Continue reading

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Shall we not remember?

I want to mark remembrance carefully this year. It’s very important to me, but I’ve been alarmed this time around by the apparent desire to make political capital out of the event. I’m also somewhat concerned at the way some … Continue reading

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Where’s your woggle?

Top contributed, reader and Stonnall history buff Steve Hickman has, once again been in touch. He’s unearthed a great photo of the Shenstone Scout Troop in their Sunday finery in 1962. Steve poses the following question: Hi Bob, I came across this … Continue reading

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They left in their trains and their troop-ships

We should never, ever forget. It’s easy to say, and I repeat it every year, but war is an ongoing business. Nearly every year since WWII British servicemen and women have seen active combat in one part of the world … Continue reading

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Age shall not weary them.

Remembrance Sunday – if only for a few minutes, please take time out to consider those that gave, and those who may yet give their lives for us to live in peace and prosperity today. From the fields of Flandria … Continue reading

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