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The Portman Collection – part eleven: The final three

In the eleventh and sadly final article of the series, here’s the last batch of photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s as introduced in this blog post here – these bunch have notes too, which will help jog memories so contributions are most welcome, as ever.

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The Portman Collection – part two: On form

In the second 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.

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The Portman Collection – part ten: The appliance of science

In the tenth and sadly penultimate serialised article of what will turn out to be a series of eleven, here’s the next batch of photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s as introduced in this blog post here – sadly, these images don’t have notes, so contributions are most welcome, as ever.


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The Portman Collection – part nine: physical pursuits

In the ninth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next batch of 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.
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The Portman Collection – part three: Final forms, and on with the sport

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.

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The Portman Collection – part one: Meet the staff

In the first serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the first three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced last week in this blog post here – This time, I am including the handwritten notes by Tony himself below each image.

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The Portman Collection – part eight: After the rain – some more group photos

In the eigth 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.

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The Portman Collection – part seven: A stitch in time, and a switch to indoors

In the seventh 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.

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The Portman Collection – part five: Staff and class photos on a wet day

In the fifth 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.

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The Portman Collection – part four: Netball, and some outdoor studies

In the fourth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next five 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.

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The Portman Collection – part six: Staff and older pupils, plus a surprise football team!

In the sixth 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.
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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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A family wedding at the Travellers, 1942…

The subject of lost and fondly remembered pubs often crops up here, as pubs obviously are attached to meany warm community memories – and one particular lost house in Walsall Wood  seems to attract many fond recollections and enquiries.
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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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Class photos

This is a taster of a truly remarkable piece of local history David Evans has been granted access to by it’s owner, Tony Portman – we have a collection of photos of life at Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s.

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Bin collection tomorrow for Brownhills, Pelsall, Shelfield and East Aldridge

Just a heads up to all the bin botherers that there is a bin collection tomorrow (Friday, 8th January 2016) for areas 9 and 10 – that’s Brownhills, Pelsall, Shelfield, High Heat, Shire Oak and West Aldridge – so get your bins out for the lads tonight.

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Remember folks – bin collection tomorrow for Brownhills, Pelsall, Shelfield and East Aldridge

Just a heads to all the bin bothers that there is a bin collection tomorrow (Monday, 28th December 2015) for areas 9 and 10 – that’s Brownhills, Pelsall, Shelfield, High Heat, Shire Oak and West Aldridge – so get your bins out for the lads tonight.
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2015 Christmas bin collection information

Hi folks – I’m getting a lot of enquiries regarding Christmas bin collection arrangements in the borough of Walsall, and thought I’d feature the bin calendar for those that seem concerned about when the guys in orange will come and collect their rubbish.

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