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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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Knitting and Nitty Nora: a wartime schooling in Brownhills

The local history has been a bit patchy of late, thanks to a bit of a rash of news stories and the fact that I’ve been working very long hours – but I have a real treat today that’s come in from David Evans written by longstanding contributor and friend of the blog Pat Lynk.
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Walsall Wood football: Reserves shine, first team still looking for victory

It’s now late February and the mixed fortunes at Oak Park continue – the first team still have yet to bag a win in 2017, and came back from Quorn with a score draw to show; but the reserve team continue their stonking run of good form, beating Romulus 6-1.

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Aldridge Firefighters deal with unsafe aerial in Walsall Wood

A few people have asked why Vigo Road in Walsall Wood was shut late this afternoon (Saturday, 25th February 2017) – this was due to firefighters making a rooftop aerial safe on the maisonettes there, presumably following damage from the recent storm.

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Get stuck in the bog…

For those of you into conservation and the local environment, there’s this event going on at Norton Bog (that’s north Chasewater) this Sunday, 26th February 2017 – the Friends of Norton Bog are a great group and you can find out more about them at the event.
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Walsall Wood FC away to Quorn this afternoon!

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC away at Quorn this afternoon!
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Bogus callers operating locally – appeal from West Midlands Police

A headsup, folks – seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area – elderly folk have been prey to a man in a white van who’s pressing victims to pay for non-existent fencing and gardening jobs.

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