Saturday 25th February 2017
The Wood are away at Quorn!
Farley way, Quorn LE12 8RB
Kick off is 3:00pm
Hopefully, a match report will follow!
For the Good of the Wood!
Take care folks, it’s windy!
Also a tree down causing delays at Norton Village end of Walsall Road.
Also storm damage at Aldridge:
Lady dies in Wolverhampton city centre after being hit with wind-borne debris – statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service:
Woman dies after debris falls
February 23, 2017 by officialwmas
Thursday 23rd February 2017 – 1.00pm – Murray MacGregor.
A woman has died after a piece of debris fell onto the street in Wolverhampton.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received no fewer than 15 999 emergency calls at 11.43am this morning Thursday to Dudley Street outside Starbucks.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the critical care paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance in Staffordshire, who responded on a rapid response vehicle, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a woman who had suffered very serious head injuries.\
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”
1:20pm: Steve from Twente Express says ‘also coppice lane leading to industrial estate tree down by old bridge’ – cheers Steve
1:35pm: Buses back to normal on The Parade – thanks to the crews from Walsall Council clearing that up
2:35pm: Worrying incident in Blakenall:
In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here – This time, I am including the handwritten notes by Tony himself below each image.
I shall post the photos in batches of three so we aren’t swamped with too much information at once – and these ones feature he last two form groups for now, and the first team photo.
I shan’t comment on the notes directly, or attempt to transcribe: these are clearly a matter for readers as they obviously raise questions as well as answer them – and the last thing I want to do is lead the witnesses!
Thanks to Tony Portman who generously granted access to a remarkable collection, and to David Evans for scanning them so diligently. People like you gentlemen are keeping local history alive. Thank you.
Please, any comments, contributions or observations welcome. Either comment here, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
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