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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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David Evans donated his jumper for a goalpost!

Just a quick one – if you want to see a face truly made for radio, the young David Evans currently has a role as footy pundit talking about this afternoon’s Walsall Wood match against Holbeach United and the team’s prospects in issue 9 of Jumpers for Goalposts.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dronfield defeated leave Wood’s field of dreams

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 3rd November 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Derbyshire club Dronfield Town at Oak Park, and in an entertaining, gripping match the Woodmen sent the visitors home defeated, three goals to one. David Evans was there to enjoy … Continue reading

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Wood eleven leave Long Eaton beaten

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 27th October 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. braved the cold to visit Long Eaton at Grange Park, Leicestershire, and came home with a solid two-nil win.  David Evans was there to enjoy the match, and wrote: Images and … 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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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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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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Woodmen give Long Eaton short shrift

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 29th December 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Long Eaton United at home – and the visitors left defeated by some margin. David Evans was there to enjoy the match, and wrote: Images and captions kindly supplied by … Continue reading

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Woodmen unfazed by Worcester’s sauce

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A grey Saturday afternoon yesterday (Saturday 11th August 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC hold visitors to Oak Park, Worcester City to a respectable one-all draw, in an entertaining match that … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood launch new season beating Romulus in sunny scorcher

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A pleasant summer’s afternoon match at Oak Park that kicked off the 2018/19 football season at Walsall Wood yesterday (Saturday 4th August 2018) saw visiting Romulus beaten in a hard … Continue reading

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Woodmen prove the equal of Westfields

Yesterday afternoon (23rd February 2019), Walsall Wood F.C. finally had a match at home following a few weeks away, having a looser schedule this year to help cover any bad weather. The Woodmen held their own against Hereford’s Westfields, coming away … 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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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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Wood meet Quorn substitutes in Oak Park roast

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 21st October 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Quorn F.C. at Oak Park, and I’m pleased to say Walsall Wood again won in a fast paced game with lots of action. David Evans worte: Images and captions kindly … Continue reading

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Victorious Wood send Normanton south

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 10th November 2018), Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Derbyshire club Normanton Town Athletic at Oak Park, and in an entertaining, gripping match the Woodmen sent the visitors home defeated one nil – but the Woodmen really had to … 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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New season kicks off today for Walsall Wood FC!

Images and captions by the inimitable and young David Evans Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a full match schedule,  revitalised spectator facilities and a whole host of great stuff to come, … Continue reading

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Full of love for Mr. Fullelove

Images Kindly supplied by Brian Stringer via the young David Evans. Last week I pointed out that this weekend, there was to be an unveiling ceremony of the restored George Fullelove Memorial Shelter near  The Parade in Brownhills – well, … Continue reading

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Boys on the Broads, and closer to home…

I am astounded and very happy to note that there are even more photos in the extraordinary treasury of images from Tony Portman – yesterday the young David Evans contacted me with another tranche of great photos from the Walsall Wood Boy’s … Continue reading

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The bridges of Brownhills county…

Lately, I’ve been featuring a selection of wonderful photos from the collection of well-respected Brownhills historian Gerald Reece, which he’s kindly allowed David Evans to scan and share with readers here on the blog. Earlier this week, we featured a … 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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Brownhills in the mid-1990s: A miscellany

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

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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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The Royal British Legion are here to help – but need our help too!

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. I owe an apology … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood fight hard to raze Romulus on the astroturf

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 rewarded the Wood faithful today (Saturday 6th April 2019) with a win in … Continue reading

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Fancy a mini market this morning?

I notice there’s a mini-market event this morning (Saturday, 8th June 2019) at Brownhills Methodist Church, Silver Street, Brownhills. Maybe you can catch a bargain, have a brew? It runs from 9am-12noon. All are welcome. The Silver Street Church is … Continue reading

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Faid away: The final dinner bell

David Evans has again been chatting to the wonderfully generous Tony Portman, who as many of you will recall, has previously shared a huge number of photos with the blog of Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s. That remarkable … 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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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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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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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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Don’t miss Walsall Wood at home to South Normanton FC this afternoon!

Saturday 21st September 2019 Walsall Wood FC at home to South Normanton Athletic FC Don’t break your Wood vows be there and be faithful to your local heroes! 3:00pm kickoff Please come and get behind your local club For The Good … Continue reading

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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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Woodmen at home to Whitchurch Alport this Saturday!

Oak Park – home to the mighty Woodmen! Saturday 25th August 2018 The Wood are at home to Whitchurch Alport FC! Come watch the lads at Oak Park commence their FA cup run… A great afternoon of family oriented football and fun! A … Continue reading

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A handy advance

Thanks to generosity of reader Grahame Taylor, David Evans has sent a couple of what are thought to be 1950s photographs of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade at summer camp in Abergele. This sit well alongside similar images of the Brigade … Continue reading

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Tubs of blood and lost palaces

There has been a great response to the recent series of articles on local cinemas from an old, long out of print Ned Williams book David Evans has spotted in the huge Gerald Reece collection. However, a comment made by honorary … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC end of season roundup!

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans. A real hotchpotch of odds and ends from recent matches for League Winners Walsall Wood this week – it was a very busy few days with matches at Bescot (of … Continue reading

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Pictures and video from Brownhills 2018 Remembrance Day

Pictures from Brownhills Remembrance 2018 –  Images Kindly supplied by Alyssa Timbrell Last Sunday 11th November 2018 saw the annual marking of Remembrance Day in the UK and I’m pleased to say Walsall and South Staffordshire did themselves and the fallen proud and … Continue reading

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Worcester source of Woodmen’s woes – plus an important announcement

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans. A fine autumn Saturday afternoon yesterday (29th September 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC lose to Oak Park visitors Worcester City in an entertaining match that frustrated blog football reporter David … Continue reading

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Great football down at The Wood this afternoon!

Saturday 27th April 2098 Following last weekend’s bostin’ footy for your local heroes Walsall Wood FC v Wolverhampton Sporting FC Wood are top of the table with Ilkeston. Can The Woodmen pull ahead?  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be … Continue reading

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It’s Ogley, ay? The demolition of a local school: Please help with my confusion!

Some more pictures here for a Saturday of a bit of a mystery perhaps readers can help with: Exactly when the Ogley School at the top left of Church Road was demolished. There’s a small but very interesting set from … Continue reading

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Sunnyside days

It looks like there are some treats in store for the Walsall Wood contingent as the wonderfully generous Tony Portman has allowed the young David Evans access to his private photo album which contains some remarkable, previously unseen material. Tony, … Continue reading

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