It’s always good to hear from old friends of the blog and it’s been too long since we heard from the Wild Man of Clayhanger Marsh himself, Chaz Mason – Chaz wrote the Clayhanger Marsh wildlife blog (Latterly the Mind of the Antisocial Birder) which recently, he closed, a matter of great sadness to me, as I’ve been a reader for most of the time I’ve been writing the Brownhills Blog.
I do, however, understand Chaz’s reasons for chucking in the towel, and I wish him well in the future. He really is a top bloke of whom I’m particularly fond.
It seems independent voices in Walsall are getting thinner and thinner on the ground.
Any road up, Chaz has made a rather wonderful discovery, which I know the bus and transport fans will love. I’ll let him explain:
Hi mate, hope you are well (been a while)?
I just thought that I would share something that might be of interest
to your blog regulars, I have long had an interest in the Walsall
Corporation Tramways that operated until 1933 and whenever I come
across anything on e-bay relating to this, I always have a go, be it
Tickets, buttons, photos etc.
Last week I made an offer for three photos of Walsall Trams, one on
the Bridge in the town centre, one at Darlaston and one at a site I
couldn’t recognise. They arrived today and I was astonished to find
that the Photograph of Tram #24 was taken at ‘Rushall Square’. That
was interesting enough but the photo is dated 31/03/1928, the last day
of tram operation to Walsall Wood. What a find eh?
Anyway, I don’t have a scanner but have carefully photographed the
images and they are attached so feel free to use them if you have a
slow news day.
All the best that man – C
Clayhanger, West Midlands
I’d like to thank Chaz for such a wonderful donation, and it’s startling to think that there cannot be many people left who actually remember this sercvice running at all.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this picture before – if you have any memories, or anything at all you’d like to add, please feel free – you know the drill by now – comment here, shout me on social media or send me an email: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.