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Act of Remembrance for those lost in the Falklands to take place in Brownhills

This year it’s the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, which affected many towns like ours up and down the country, in that our lads went off to war in the South Atlantic – indeed, Brownhills lost a son whose … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: The Brownhills branch of the Royal British Legion are here for help and friendship

I have here an important message from the Brownhills Branch (and wider organisation, of course) of the Royal British Legion that old friend of the blog John Bird has asked me to share with you all. The young David Evans … Continue reading

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Pictures from the 40th Anniversary Falklands Remembrance Service at St. James

I’m glad to see the public interest shown in the Remembrance Service undertaken at Brownhills Cenotaph to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. The service, organised by Brownhills Branch of the Royal British Legion was … Continue reading

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Blind date

Here’s an article to ponder I really intended to post up yesterday, but problems of a technical nature prevented me, which was a shame as it’s a real belter. The young David Evans has been given a three page, hand … Continue reading

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Geof Harrington’s funeral details released

Following the sad passing of respected local gentleman Geof Harrington, David Evans has kindly sent me details of the funeral arrangements to share with you all, via Geof’s old pal and writing partner, Bill Mayo. My sympathies and condolences remain … Continue reading

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Music without peer…

What seems like an age ago, but in fact was only in 2019, I featured an article here about the Brownhills Co-Operative Society Orchestra. It was a surprisingly popular post for what I, at the time, foolishly considered a slightly … Continue reading

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Let’s have a butchers!

It’s been a while since I featured a local history article by the young David Evans who’s still beavering away diligently in the background, and today we return to his home ground of Walsall Wood, where the good gentleman has … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2019 pictures

The young David Evans yesterday (Sunday, 10th November 2019) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood and sent in a wonderful gallery of images to mark this most sombre of  days. And as always Lee Bragginton of Walsall Wood … Continue reading

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From Toffee Roberts to Tuckleys

Hello folks – I’m still getting better and gradually catching up with things, so on this grey Bank Holiday Monday, I thought it would be a good time to share some more of the remarkable images shared with David Evans by … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood beat Romulus in lively start to MFL season

Images very kindly supplied by the young David Evans A boisterous home match against Castle Bromwich team Romulus at Oak Park kicked off the 2020/21 MFL football season at Walsall Wood on Saturday (5th September 2020) and saw the visitors … Continue reading

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Clearance – everything must go!

Well, hello everyone. Long time no post. My apologies: The ever present bad health this year has been very difficult in recent weeks, and I’ve not been able to post. My apologies. But I am backhand on the mend! Have … Continue reading

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Woodmen gored by Gresley

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans Walsall Wood FC were left licking their wounds yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7th December 2019) following a shock 3-0 defeat at the hands of Gresley FC. David Evans was there, and … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood beaten by boys from the brown stuff

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A chilly afternoon downwind of the rather aromatic Minworth Sewage Works at Romulus FCs Castle Vale ground punished the Walsall Wood faithful yesterday (25th January 2020) as their lads were … Continue reading

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I live where it’s grey: A mystery image surfaces

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Instrumental in our heritage

Something very interesting popped up in the week that I think will engage the older readers particularly, and is a lovely one for the pre-Christmas period: A photo of the Brownhills Co-Operative Society Orchestra. I had no idea it existed … Continue reading

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A mystery of time and place – can you solve it please?

While I’m very busy elsewhere (sorry folks for continued low output), the local history work continues in the background, via the tireless and thorough work of folk like the young David Evans, who’s turned up a mystery photo in a … Continue reading

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Pictures and video from Brownhills and Walsall Wood 2021 Remembrance Sunday

Today, Sunday 14th November 2021 saw the annual marking of Remembrance Day in the UK and I’m pleased to say the local area did both themselves and the fallen proud staging a whole range of parades and events that were … Continue reading

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Wood neutralise Normanton

Last Saturday, 21st September 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Derbyshire club South Normanton Athletic at Oak Park, and in an entertaining, gripping match the Woodmen sent the visitors home roundly defeated five nil. David Evans was there to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood Trooper Henry Hall: A message from The Netherlands

A few weeks ago I featured a post here telling the remarkable story of a soldier from Walsall Wood – Trooper Henry Hall – who died in the liberation of Dieteren in The Netherlands from Nazi occupation, and of the … Continue reading

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The demolition of a much loved local

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The final days of 4-44 Ogley Road and Seedhouse’s Farm

Now I’m clearing some of the backlog and feeling much better, I thought it would be a good time to share some more of the remarkable images shared with David Evans by old friend of the blog, John Bird recording Brownhills … Continue reading

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Woodmen fight hard to beat the ‘Mond

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans Walsall Wood FC continued their steady progress into the new season on Saturday 17th August 2019 with a hard fought win over Shrewsbury’s Haughmond FC at Oak Park – a … Continue reading

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A coin of some value

A great spot on eBay here for folks into local church history. Most of you will know that Walsall Wood Church of St John is older than Brownhills, which was ex-parochial until St James’ was constructed in 1850. Walsall Wood … Continue reading

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Woodmen leave Gresley grazed and beaten

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans Walsall Wood FC kicked off the new season on Saturday 3rd August 2019 with a decisive win over Gresley FC at Oak Park – a good start that delighted the … Continue reading

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Pictures from the 2019 Brownhills BCNS Canalside Festival

I spent a happy couple of hours today (Saturday 18th May 2019) pottering around Brownhills Canalside Festival, which is also running on Sunday from 10am until 5pm. It’s a great do, and the folk of the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society … Continue reading

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In memoriam Eddie Fallon: A wonderful gesture

Last autumn, Brownhills was saddened by the loss of a well respected and loved local man, Eddie ‘Jock’ Fallon, who was taken from us after a period of illness. As an ex-Serviceman, Eddie was a member of Brownhills branch of … Continue reading

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Finally some Saturday football at Oak Park: Walsall Wood at home to Newark Flowserve this afternoon

Saturday 7th March 2020 Providing there’s no sudden deluge, Oak Park will see it’s first Saturday home match in quite a while! Walsall Wood FC at home to Newark Flowserve FC Kickoff 3pm Don’t break your Wood vows be there and be … Continue reading

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On Annie Thomas, and Friezland Lane Working Men’s Club…

In my neglectful absence, David Evans has been busy gathering material as he does, and he sent me the following, very generous and lovely photographic donation from local lady Shirley Downes regarding Annie Thomas. Now I believe Annie was a … Continue reading

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Brownhills in the mid-1990s: A miscellany

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The great climbdown

Breaking a long and unintentional silence today (sorry) with a post reflecting some great material that’s surfaced from the wonderful Tony Portman who’s contributed so much fine material to the blog over the years – but this time Tony has … Continue reading

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Gerald Reece’s Chasewater in the 1960s

I thought I’d continue sharing the hugely popular recent run of archive images today and the real treat from the immense Gerald Reece collection this weekend consists of some rather special, but austere-looking shots of Chasewater, I’d say in it’s … Continue reading

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Bill Shaw: A personal memorial, by David Evans

Everyone involved with the blog has been saddened and dismayed by the loss of Bill Shaw, Clayhanger lad, champion of local football, commentator and all round decent bloke – and I’m proud and honoured to feature here an obituary for Bill from his fellow match reporter at Walsall Wood, David Evans.

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Woodmen emerge from the deep to sink Newark

Images and captions kindly supplied by David Evans Walsall Wood FC yesterday (Saturday 7th March 2020) got in what has been a very rare thing so far this year – a match at home, on a Saturday afternoon. With an … Continue reading

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Changing times and changing places

Here’s yet another photo treat for folk who remember the 70s, 80s and 90s in Brownhills – David Evans met up with the wonderful Gerald Reece on his 80th birthday walk a couple of weeks ago and Gerald shared some … Continue reading

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Honouring the local Fallen, an ongoing duty – help needed please

Hello folks – I have a very important request here from blog contributor, friend and historian David Evans who is helping a team from the Netherlands uncover the history of the forces that liberated their village of Dieteren in 1945. … Continue reading

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Very much on form Woodmen see Long Eaton beaten

Images and captions supplied by the young David Evans Walsall Wood FC took the trip to Long Eaton on Saturday afternoon last (18th January 2020), and actually got a match in after weeks of weather cancellations. I’m pleased to note … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2018 pictures

The young David Evans yesterday (Sunday, 11th November 2018) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood and sent in a wonderful gallery of images to mark this most sombre of  days. And ever, Lee Bragginton of Walsall Wood Scouts, … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood send Selston forth

Images kindly supplied by David Evans Last Tuesday evening (6th October 2020) Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Selston F.C. at Walsall Wood. A belter of a match and home victory ensued, that roving reporter the young David Evans clearly enjoyed very … Continue reading

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Woodmen take swift Lye down

Images kindly supplied by David Evans Last Tuesday evening (29th September 2020) Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Lye Town at Walsall Wood. An more even match than the final score belied, this fine game has very much impressed the young David … Continue reading

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A heartfelt happy birthday to Aer Reg!

  Today, Thursday 25th June 2020), is a very important date for one of the foremost members of this little online community: Happy (belated) birthday to the Grandfather of the Brownhills Blog, Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove, now resident in Norton but … Continue reading

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Wood stand strong against Tamworth tempest

Walsall Wood FC last Tuesday evening (25 August 2020) got in what has been a very rare thing so far this year – a match at home. With full social distancing and pandemic safe measures, encouraging audience and gate, this … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Lye this afternoon

Saturday, 30th November 2019 The Wood are away to Lye town But you’d not know it from Walsall Wood FCs website or social media… Noon pitch inspection cleared for game and looking good – this from Lye Town FC Keep an … Continue reading

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Mines, canals, railways and other mysteries: A local photo gallery mystery tour

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How did they get there? And what of the beach?

Since it’s a slow Sunday, some unusual images of Chasewater, and a bit of a mystery. As I’m sure you’ll recognise the images immediately above and below this text are of the south shore of Chasewater, over the road from … Continue reading

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On the Spot

Here’s a quick simple question for debate amongst the readership: Of late, the Young David Evans has given another talk to the children of Holy Trinity School in Clayhanger, about their local history. In the course of this talk, David … Continue reading

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A monumental mystery!

A bit of an interesting mystery today on the blog – Walsall Wood Church of St. John is one we’ve covered a few times over the years, and at heart it’s quite an old building. Heavily extended both by the … Continue reading

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Tuning in to some new aerials

A quick post here I’ve been meaning to do for ages. I discovered through the young David Evans a while pack a surprisingly diverse archive of aerial images, many of which are local. Unlike the Britain from the Air archive, … Continue reading

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Chapel and church, a gallery…

I’m continuing to share the Gerald Reece photos (and it’s really hard to spin them out but there’s some astounding stuff in the queue, let me assure you!) and today there’s a small gallery of images of local places of … Continue reading

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MATCH OFF! Walsall Wood at home to Uttoxeter this afternoon

Sadly called off due to poor weather GAME OFF Folks sorry@UttoxeterTownFC @TheWoodTV @sy968 @BrownhillsBob — Walsall Wood FC (@WalsallWoodFC) November 2, 2019 Walsall Wood’s famous stand and the hearty welcome the club is famous for.Image kindly supplied by David Evans.1 … Continue reading

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Remembering the grand opening of a local icon in 1967

Today, I have a great bit of local ecclesiastical history to share with readers who will, I’m sure, be interested in the Opening and Dedication Service Programme to Silver Street Methodist Church, Brownhills, which opened at 3pm on Saturday, April … Continue reading

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