Category Archives: Chasewater

It’s the rail thing

A great one for the train enthusiasts comes in from new Brownhills resident Simon Swain, who’s been doing some great railway history stuff in the South Staffordshire Railway group on Facebook – it seems that the notorious May 1959 rail tour up the Walsall Wood line to the Conduit Colliery – from which a few pictures have emerged over the years – continues to fascinate and unearth new images.

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Clayhanger poisonings continue: Baxter the dog has a lucky escape

A timely warning to residents of Clayhanger and further afield that the reported incidents of poisoned bait being left around the village seem to be ongoing still – after the horrid story of Meg, the dog believed to have been poisoned after eating doctored meat on Clayhanger Common and the subsequent discovery of possibly poisoned bait a little while later, comes this awful tale from Facebook user Shannon Vanessa Binding.

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Crafty stuff!

I’ve had a press release in from friend of the blog Lucy Wood, who put on the wonderful reopening shindig for the Saxon Hill Scrap Barn at Chasewater last Saturday – Lucy is keen to informm readers of opening times and the sort of stuff this wonderful store sells.

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The Craft Barn reopens at Chasewater this Saturday!

I’m pleased to bring readers more great news from the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – it’s had a makeover, and a bit of a rebrand, and reopens this Saturday lunchtime at 12pm.
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Troy, the Chasewater Station cat is missing – can you help?

An important and somewhat sad appeal reaches me from Chasewater Railway, the hidden gem at our favourite local country park – it seems that Troy, the Brownhills West Station cat has gone AWOL and volunteers are desperate to see if he’s OK.

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Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala this weekend

I note Chasewater Railway have a Mixed Steam and Diesel Industrial Gala this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016), with special engines and a much busier running timetable than normal.

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Have you found some keys at Chasewater?

Friend of the blog Mickey Rawshutterbug has lost a set of keys at Chasewater over the weekend; if you find a set on a black and white lanyard with a mixture of car and normal keys on it, please contact Mickey on twitter, hand them in to the innovation centre of mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!

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