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Here’s a challenge for the history researchers this afternoon while I’m busy getting some air and autumn – a short but interesting postcard that was addressed to Pier Street, Brownhills. Image of postcard addressed to Brownhills posted for sale on … Continue reading
I’m indebted as I have been previously San Antonio resident and Walsall Wood ex-pat Porktorta who’s put some time into sorting out the colour on the image of what I (apparently , incorrectly) presumed wast the Walsall Wood Miners Institute … Continue reading
If you’ve a child or children under 4 years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this Saturday morning 20th October 2018 from 10-11:30am. It costs just … Continue reading
Nice to see there are plenty of Halloween events this year, and there’s going to be a wonderful Halloween Party on Friday, 2nd November 2018 at Walsall Wood Football Club at Oak Park. There will be a disco, fancy dress … Continue reading
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Walsall Wood Institute on the corner of Coppice Road at it’s junction with Brownhills and Lindon Roads, I’d say 1950s or 60s. Walsall Wood Colliery in the background. Image very kindly shared by Bill Mayo. A quick one for a … Continue reading
What wonderful thing… If you’ve a child or children under 4 years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this Saturday morning 6th October 2018 from 10-11:30am. … Continue reading
A wonderful thing for people in a very tough position. Here’s an important event taking place in Walsall this Thursday morning (18th October 2018) at the Royal Hotel, Ablewell Street from 10am until 12 noon that will be essential for … Continue reading
Image courtesy of Jo Yarnall Last week I promised to share with you the Central News report on Back the Track which appeared on TV last week – this has proven more difficult than expected, but thanks to the group … Continue reading
About four eons ago, I started the blog and Facebook photo competition for summer 2018 – and I’ve had a terrific response with over 130 entries all summing up something that encapsulated summer for the person who entered it – … Continue reading
The settlement of Sunnyside was the area bounded by Vigo Road, Vigo and Vigo Farm in this map – the five way road junction shows Walsall Wood Road, Vigo Road, Castle Road and Salters Road. Imagery from Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 … Continue reading
I love a good coffee morning… and cake! What’s not to love? It’s good to see the Moivation Hub in Walsall Wood going from strength to strength – this wonderful facility for those with learning disabilities or other special needs … Continue reading
This is proving really popular! If you’ve a child or children under 4 years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this Saturday morning 6th October 2018 … Continue reading
Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so. The Community Association are based at Brownhills Community Centre, just by the Miner Island … Continue reading
Always a good display…. Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information. The Brownhills Holland Park event will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading
Image courtesy of Jo Yarnall Just a quick headsup to point out that this evening (Tuesday 2nd October 2018) Brownhills very own Back the Track project will feature on Central News, which starts on ITV at 6pm. I’ve covered the … Continue reading
I get asked some unusual questions here on the blog and I was asked in the last week on Facebook what I knew of the poem The Bells of Brownhills, and what they in fact were; this was actually quite … Continue reading
Great news – Janet Foy has been found safe and well. Thanks to all who shared and went out looking.
I’m please to share the news that Emily’s Cafe (formerly the Coffee House and Grill) in High Street, Brownhills is doing really well and celebrating it’s first year in business, during which it has gained a growing number of loyal … Continue reading
An unusual view of Brownhills Station. Image from Walsall Local History Centre/A Click in Time. Just as I hoped when I first saw the report, local railway historian and expert Ian Pell has been in touch to add his comments … Continue reading
Tesco Brownhills where a lady was attacked last Friday A worrying incident is being reported locally on social media that’s causing me great concern: It appears that on Friday evening, 21st September 2018 outside the Tesco store in Brownhills a … Continue reading
Brownhills Mothers Union members at their Christmas party in the 1950s. Image kindly supplied by Elizabeth Staples. Click for a larger version. A little bit of really interesting history passed me by some years ago and popped up again this … Continue reading
William Perry, legendary pugilist and son of Tipton rages at the rain clouds – but the hardy were undaunted Despite the bad weather yesterday (Saturday, 22nd September 2018) I took the afternoon out to support a great event in the … Continue reading
This view of the old L&NWR station was taken from High Street, a suffix applied to it’s name between 1924 and 1930. It is looking north-east. The station would continue to operate until 1965. Image from the Peter Shoesmith collection. … Continue reading
Tracey, take a meow… Here’s a great looking jumble sale taking place today (Saturday 22nd September 2018) in the buildings just opposite Barons Court Hotel near the Snooker Club – and it’s in aid of a wonderful charity. Tracy’s Cats … Continue reading
What a lovely thing this is! If you’ve a child or children under 4 years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this very morning, Saturday 22nd … Continue reading
This could be the one you want… for a great singalong this very evening! Very late notice of something this evening (Friday 21st September 2018) at Brownhills Community Centre on the Miner Island in Brownhills – a singalong showing of … Continue reading