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Tag Archives: Youtube
Shocking new information has come to light over the figures quoted in the Walsall Council internal ‘Working Smarter’ film I shared a couple of weeks ago. This video is about an ongoing project to ‘streamline’ working methods at the authority.
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Thanks to Walsall Co-operative Labour Councillor for Willenhall north, Gareth Illmann-Walker, I can share the following video with you published discretely by Walsall Council on 8th February 2013.
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My thanks to Stuart Williams, curator of the Bloxwich telegraph, who spotted this short film this evening. It’s a tribute to the lost buildings of Walsall.
Watch it to the end. It’s very, very sad. A totally brilliant, beautifully animated piece of work. Turn your sound on too.
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Here’s a quick fun series of videos that amused me greatly, found by top reader and local history ferret [Howmuch?] showing Birmingham just as everything was changing in the postwar era. I think everyone who knew the 1960s redevelopment of Birmingham – now long consigned to history – will raise a wry smile at these clips.
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Thanks to a tipoff from top local history sort Clive Roberts, I’m able to share some wonderful videos that have just appeared on YouTube. They’re uploaded by user BulldogDave303, and although not Brownhills, they’re in and around Walsall and are really rather good…
Just a quick one, a great little film found by local historian Clive Roberts on YouTube. Clive has been working on his own local history project for some time now, and in the process often sends me interesting links and … Continue reading →
This video paying tribute to the former miners of Brownhills and Walsall Wood has been around for a few years now, but I thought I’d give it a plug on the blog. It’s and interesting compilation by Ulead123, posted on YouTube … Continue reading →
Thought I’d share this one – not as dangerous as it looks, but an act of remarkable stupidity. The Station Street/Walsall Road Junction, on the Darlaston/Pleck Border at James Bridge, 5:45pm, Tuesday 10th January 2011. I had suspected the driver … Continue reading →
Posted over on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr journal, quite fond of this video, taken on and around Cannock Chase (my favourite Abraham’s Valley in particular) on Boxing Day. It’s take on a GoPro HD Hero 2, and recorderded in high-definition 1080p … Continue reading →
Spotted on Carlton Reid’s YouTube channel, Quickrelease.TV, this wonderful period piece from British Transport Films. Carlton is a top advocate and activist for cycling in the UK, and I thank him for preserving this remarkable work. If only it were … Continue reading →