Category Archives: Followups

Walsall Wood away to Stourport Swifts this afternoon!

This afternoon, Saturday 2nd March 2019 The Wood are away on their travels again! Walsall Wood FC versus Stourport Swifts FC Walshes Meadow Stourport on Severn Worcestershire DY13 0AA Kickoff 3pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of … Continue reading

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Under the bridge

Another quick one from the huge number of images generously donated to the blog by Sir Gerald of Reece recently, and this time we have an image of somewhere familiar to all of us, but I bet the folk from … 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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Finally a match: Walsall Wood FC at home to Westfields this afternoon!

Saturday 23rd February 2019 After weeks without a home match, the boys are back in town – and what’s more it’s a crunch league match! The Wood are at home! Walsall Wood FC versus Westfields Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match … Continue reading

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1987: The end of a landmark

I’ve long been interested here in the lost chemical works in Brownhills that once produced tar and cleaning chemicals, and latterly scrapped old aeroplanes and military waste for the valuable metal alloys they contained. The adjacent area of canal has … Continue reading

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Voices from the past: Our part in making cholera history

A lovely video podcast has been sent to me by Dave Moore of Lichfield Waterworks Trust about the pumping station in Lichfield that many people are surprised to discover, fed the Black Country with water for nearly a century. The … Continue reading

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Close to the wall – but where?

A quick mystery for a Saturday: This image was found in the whole wedge of stuff generously donated to the blog by Sir Gerald of Reece recently, and the young David Evans is very puzzled by it. I’ll be honest, … Continue reading

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Don’t miss Walsall Wood away at South Normanton Athletic this afternoon!

Saturday 16h February 2019 After a two-week break in the schedule to allow for bad weather… Walsall Wood FC away 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 … Continue reading

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The Brownhills tramway to nowhere – a railway expert writes

I always love expanding railway and related threads here on the blog – and it’s always great to hear from local railway historian and expert Ian Pell, this time on the matter of  the lost and somewhat mysterious tramway that is said tohave run close … Continue reading

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Chasewater – what of the far pavilion?

An image has been sent to me by a reader this week they tell me they’ve found on internet auction site eBid, but I can’t locate the sale: It’s a fascinating picture of Chasewater before it was developed, so it … Continue reading

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A sunny morning in Pier Street

Continuing with the donations from the wonderfully generous Sir Gerald of Reece, and following some discussion on Facebook over the weekend, here’s a couple of fascinating images from a little-mentioned part of Brownhills: Pike Helve. Pike Helve was a small … Continue reading

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Live Yoghurt!

Regular readers will no doubt remember that I ran a special appeal here a few weeks ago for Jack McCreath who wanted to get in touch with former band-mates Gerald Reece and Bernard Howdle – they were in a folk … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC at home against The Mikes this afternoon!

Today, Saturday 26th January 2019 The Wood are at home, entertaining The Mikes! Walsall Wood FC versus Boldmere St Michaels FC Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of the Wood!  Oak Park, Lichfield Road, Walsall … Continue reading

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Lichfield repair cafe – get together and get things fixed this Saturday!

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with the excellent Lichfield Repair Cafe project – which continues it’s regular residency this Saturday (19th January 2019) at Curborough … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood Scouts move home – and you can still join the adventure!

David Evans has been in touch to tell me that the 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group, run by old friend of the blog Lee Bragginton has now moved into their new home – the former youth club building in the … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Worcester City this afternoon

Saturday 12th January 2019 Walsall Wood FC away to Worcester City in a big-name match! The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Road, BromsgroveWorcestershire B61 0DR 3:00pm kickoff Please come and get behind your local club For The Good Of The Wood! Check out the club … Continue reading

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Worrying damage at local riding stables – did you see anything?

This is an important appeal for information regarding a strange incidence of criminal damage that took place yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 8th January 2019) at Stevie Ansell’s riding school premises at Coppice Lane/Engine Lane, Brownhills. Stevie sent me the following important … Continue reading

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The Brownhills Canalside Festival is reborn in 2019 – would you like a stall?

I have some excellent news for Brownhills folk and those who like canal boats and waterway life – the successful and sadly missed Brownhills Canalside Festival is being revived in 2019 by the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society who are planning … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust January 2019 public meeting next Monday

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that next Monday evening, 14th January 2019 there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Images from up the cut

Last week I spent a fascinating (and rather frustrating) evening delving through the Canal and River Trust photo archive, which is always a curate’s egg: Whilst there are many stunning images (and many more waiting to be found) the cataloguing … Continue reading

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Woodmen away at AFC Wulfrunians this afternoon!

Today, Saturday 5th January 2018 Walsall Wood FC face AFC Wulfrunians away at Castlecroft. CKW Stadium, Castlecroft Road, Castlecroft Wolverhampton WV3 8NA Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the good of The Wood! Visit the Walsall Wood FC club website … Continue reading

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Remember Yoghourt? Looking to contact Gerald Reece and Bernard Howdle please

Hello folks – have a special appeal here to get in touch with Gerald Reece and Bernard Howdle – their old bandmate Jack McCreath is looking to get in touch again and recall the old days. Gerald Reece is of … Continue reading

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Cutha and the crest

Well, it seems we’re no nearer finding any documentary evidence for Saxon King Cutha being buried at Catshill or indeed anything for a ‘Battle of Shire Oak’ as posited by those adopting the Brownhills Urban District Council seal, as described … 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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Walsall Wood face Long Eaton at Oak Park this afternoon

Saturday 29th December 2018 Walsall Wood versus Long Eaton United Come shake off the post-Christmas blues and watch the lads at Oak Park for a great afternoon of football Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Lye this afternoon for Boxing Day soccer action!

Boxing Day, 26th December 2018 The Wood are away to Lye town! Come see if the lads can pull off a festive cracker Sports Ground, Stourbridge Road, Lye, DY9 7DH Kick off is 3:00pm For the Good of the Wood! … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC v Highgate United at home this afternoon

Saturday 22nd December 2018 Time for some great football at Oak Park! Walsall Wood v Highgate United  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be faithful to your local heroes Kickoff 3pm Please come and get behind your local club For … Continue reading

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Beware – look after your keys: Key fishing leads to BMW being stolen in Shelfield

Here’s an important warning from local police which reached me in the last couple of days – cars are being stolen by criminals fishing for keys through letterboxes again. There is currently somewhat of a vehicle crime wave ongoing: Homes … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC away at Quorn this afternoon!

Saturday 15th December 2018 The Wood are away at Quorn! Farley way, Quorn LE12 8RB Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow! For the Good of the Wood! Visit Walsall Wood FC’s website here

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Walsall Wood prove equal to Shepshed – but leave loyal supporter tea’d off!

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 8th December 2018) Walsall Wood FC faced Shepshed Dynamo at home, and fought an excellent match which ended in a four-all draw. David Evans was there for the action, and found some changes afoot at the Wood he … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust December 2018 public meeting this Monday

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday 10th December 2018) there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Scouting out the history

Time for a bit of history (makes a change in the run up to Christmas!) and I’ve had this interesting image in from Adam Mayon, who believes it’s of Brownhills Scouts, taken around 1960. His request is simple: Hi Bob,  … Continue reading

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Do you think you could help Knaves Court panto? Oh yes you can!

I know readers here in the past have been very helpful to the community that live in the Knaves Court extra care facility near Anchor Bridge, Brownhills: In the past good people have rallied around to help with the community … Continue reading

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Come support Walsall Wood FC away against Willenhall’s Sporting Khalsa this afternoon

Saturday 1st December 2018 The Wood are away! Walsall Wood FC versus Willenhall’s Sporting Khalsa FC Kick off is 3:00pm Come see the Woodmen at the Aspray Arena, Noose Lane, Willenhall WV13 3BB Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good … Continue reading

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Why not support Walsall Wood FC away against Willenhall’s Sporting Khalsa this afternoon?

Saturday 24th November 2018 The Wood are away! Walsall Wood FC versus Willenhall’s Sporting Khalsa FC Kick off is 3:00pm Come see the Woodmen at the Aspray Arena, Noose Lane, Willenhall WV13 3BB Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good … Continue reading

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Annual collectors fair at Aldridge Transport Museum this Sunday

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a collectors fair taking place this Sunday (25th November 2018) from 10:00am until 4:00pm, and should be just the thing for auto buffs, transport enthusiasts and petrol … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this Winter Craft, Gift and Food Festival this Sunday at the Lamp, Brownhills!

Old pal of the blog Laura Tucker has been in touch to let me know that she’s organised a lovely Winter Craft, Gift and Food Festival, which will take place this Sunday, 18th November 2018 at the Lamp Arts Space … Continue reading

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Woodmen away at Coventry Sphinx this afternoon!

This afternoon, Saturday 17th November 2018 The Wood are away to Coventry Sphinx! Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of the Wood! Check out Walsall Wood FC’s website … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this Winter Craft, Gift and Food Festival this coming Sunday at the Lamp, Brownhills!

Old pal of the blog Laura Tucker has been in touch to let me know that she’s organised a lovely Winter Craft, Gift and Food Festival, which will take place this Sunday, 18th November 2018 at the Lamp Arts Space … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust November 2018 public meeting this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening Monday 12th November 2018) there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Hundreds of years of immense bravery and unbelievable political folly

Today is of course Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday and the centenary af the end of World War One – the Great War. Never was a conflict so inappropriately named.  All over the country and further afield, men, women and children … 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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Don’t miss Walsall Wood at home to South Normanton FC this afternoon!

Saturday 10th November 2018 Walsall Wood FC at home to South Normanton Athletic FC As befits Remembrance Weekend, there will be a minute’s silence before the match – a local bugler and the Under 18s team will be present Don’t break … 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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Bonfire and Fireworks at Hammerwich this evening, and Walsall Wood FC on Sunday!

Two firework and bonfire events this weekend – one in Hammerwich this evening (Saturday 3rd November 2018) and the one tomorrow evening at Walsall Wood FC (Sunday 4th November 2018) – both events are always a great night out and … Continue reading

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Don’t miss Walsall Wood at home Dronfield Town FC this afternoon!

Saturday 3rd November 2018 Walsall Wood FC at home to Dronfield Town 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 Of The … Continue reading

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Bonfire and Fireworks at Walsall Wood FC this coming Sunday evening!

If you’re at a loose end on Sunday evening (4th November 2018), or are looking for a good firework party to take the kids to, there’s a great event at the Walsall Wood Football Club Ground, Oak Park, Walsall Wood  kicking … Continue reading

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Fancy some musical fun with the Brownhills bad girls?

Old pal of the blog Jamie Norgrove of top local performers Brownhills Musical Theatre Company contacted me yesterday afternoon to ask if I’d plug their latest show – the popular and fun Bad Girls the Musical – which looks set to be … 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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Holland Park 2018 bonfire and fireworks: This evening!

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 tonight Saturday, 27th October 2018. Other … Continue reading

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