Apologies for the lack of posts this weekend: A great ride on Saturday, and yesterday I was wiped out, frankly. Back to normal today. Normal service is resumed!
A quick appeal for a little historical assistance comes in from David Evans, who’s reading some accounts of religious meetings on and around Brownhills Common and Brownhills West around 1900.
David has found reference to one such meeting being near ‘The Willum’, and he’s wondering what this is, and where it could be found? It could be a place, a building, a pit… anything at all.
We’re convinced this is not a mix-up or conflation with The Wilkin, but possibly it was in Brownhills West. Like Frog Hall mentioned on a map of an earlier period, The Willum seems elusive.
We’re aware also that The Wilkin Pit was known as ‘The Monkey’ as was periodically, the pub itself.
On a related note, where does the name ‘Wilkin’ actually come from? Does anyone know?
If you can help, please do: Comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.