Tag Archives: Watling Street

In the net – 1920s style

The young David Evans has been very busy of late, turning up a variety of local history nuggets for the perusal of readers – and here, he turns up a real gem from Watling Street School in 1926, courtesy of Mrs. Iris Hollis.
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Road accident on M6 Toll island this evening

I’ve had a load of enquiries about an accident tonight up by the M6 toll slip road island just off the A5195 and Ogley Hay Road north of the A5 between Chasetown and Hammerwich – as luck would have it, there’s a fairly full report on the West Midlands Ambulance Service newsfeed which I post in full below.

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Jobs up for grabs at the Chase Inn, Brownhills

Deb Jacobs from The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to ask if I’d advertise the vacancies she has at the pub for bar staff and a cleaner; this great pub is recently doing well as a great real ale, cider and music venue, and is certainly pulling in the punters.

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Brownhills real ale and cider festival 2015

The case Inn at Newtown, Brownhills seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late after a few years in the doldrums – now with lots going on, this popular community pub on the A5 Watling Street near the Chase Road junction has got a real buzz about it.

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The team team of ’57

Here’s a head scratcher from friend of the blog Martin Littler, who’s contributed so much previously to Brownhills Local history – and this time he’s come up with a cracker for a Bank Holiday Monday.
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Life after the war

I still have a little of the very popular Mavis Woodhouse material to come – so far we’ve had the Foxes Row and Victor Haines articles, the Fred Shingler film of Newtown, Mavis’s recollections of the mining history, the curious disappearing cottage, and memories of Sunday School in the small community on the Watling Street.

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I’m after all the tanners!

The Mavis Woodhouse material featured here of late is a local history gift that just keeps giving, and yesterday, I had a fascinating email very kindly sent to me by Ann Grinstead, the lady who edited the initial copy of Mavis’s family history, subsequently later edited for the blog by the young David Evans.

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