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Fancy finding out more about local wildlife? You can, this afternoon!

If you, the kids are grandkids are at a loose end today, since the weather has improved a little it would be an excellent chance to nip up to Stubbers Green and chat to the Swan Patrol. The Patrol are … Continue reading

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Instrumental in our heritage

Something very interesting popped up in the week that I think will engage the older readers particularly, and is a lovely one for the pre-Christmas period: A photo of the Brownhills Co-Operative Society Orchestra. I had no idea it existed … Continue reading

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Christmas Craft Fair this Sunday at Burntwood Rugby Club

Just a heads up that there’s a Christmas Craft Fair this Sunday (15th December 2019) at Burntwood Rugby Club. It runs from 11am until 3pm, is free to enter and all the usual stuff will be there including  over twenty … Continue reading

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Why not Stay and Play for longer – at Brownhills Community Centre this morning

If you’ve a child or children under six years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this Saturday morning 14th December 2019 from 10-12pm – note the … Continue reading

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Meet your local police team for a chat in Brownhills this evening!

There’s a local police ‘Reassurance Session’ event coming at Brownhills Community Centre, just off the Miner Island in Brownhills this evening (Friday 13th December 2019) where you can meet the local policing team and discuss issues that are important to … Continue reading

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It’s the Stephen Sutton Big Yellow Parkrun at Chasewater this Saturday!

Pretty much every week I like to give Chasewater’s own Parkrun a plug – that’s the free to enter, social Saturday morning run organised totally by volunteers, part of the hugely popular national Parkrun phenomena. Well, this week (Saturday 14th … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Carol Concert at Walsall Arboretum this Saturday!

I’d like to take this opportunity to plug the Carols in the Bandstand event at Walsall Arboretum, which is to be held in the beautifully refurbished park bandstand this coming Saturday afternoon 14th December 2019, from 12:00 noon. The event … Continue reading

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2019 Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival switch on tonight with events throughout the weekend!

If you fancy something to really get you in the festive Christmas spirit over the next few days, you could do little better than pay a visit to the Brownhills Methodist Church Community Christmas Tree Festival, back by popular demand for 2019 … Continue reading

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AA group meeting in Brownhills this evening

Here’s an important one – Brownhills has started its own Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills that take place this and every Tuesday (10th December 2019) from 7:30pm until 9pm. I’m told the … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Community litter pick in Walsall Wood this Sunday morning!

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there’s a community litter pick this Sunday morning in Walsall Wood, organised by the fab Walsall Wood Wombles group. Sunday 15th December … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust December 2019 public meeting takes place this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening, Monday 9th December 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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It’s not too late to ramble with a popular local historian in his latest book!

I had an email from local historian and author Clive Roberts yesterday, pointing out that his latest book ‘Ramblings of a Local Historian’ is still available, but is selling out fast – so be quick if you want a copy. … Continue reading

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Woodmen gored by Gresley

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans Walsall Wood FC were left licking their wounds yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7th December 2019) following a shock 3-0 defeat at the hands of Gresley FC. David Evans was there, and … Continue reading

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Fancy finding out more about local wildlife? You can, this afternoon!

If you, the kids are grandkids are at a loose end today, since the weather has improved a little it would be an excellent chance to nip up to Stubbers Green and chat to the Swan Patrol. The Patrol are … Continue reading

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Christmas Market at the Horse and Jockey Walsall Wood all weekend!

Also, a late one I just remembered – there’s a Christmas Fair running at the Horse and Jockey, Walsall Wood tonight (Saturday) until 6pm and Sunday (8th December 2019) 10-4pm. All the usual stuff and of course, a bar! What’s … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC away at Gresley this afternoon!

Saturday 7th December 2019 Walsall Wood travel to Derbyshire Walsall Wood FC v Gresley FC The Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9RE  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be faithful to your local heroes 3:00pm kickoff Please get … Continue reading

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Fancy a Parkrun at Chasewater this Saturday morning?

I know we have a lot of running folk amongst the readership, and in the mass of volunteer, community organised stuff in recent years, one of the most impressive demonstrations of this has been the growth of the free, Saturday … Continue reading

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2019 Aldridge Christmas Market on this Saturday!

It’s that time of year again, and I welcome news of Christmas Fairs, tree festivals and festive events of all kinds to share with readers – and there’s a great Christmas event in Aldridge this weekend. The Aldridge Christmas Market … Continue reading

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A festive evening of music with the legendary Deryck Langford’s Wednesday Singers and Cadenza Brass – this Saturday!

Here’s a rather nice Christmassy concert that’s due to take place this Saturday eveningat the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, featuring the wonderful Deryck Langford and the Wednesday singers. It’s happening this Saturday, 7th December at 7:00pm and features … Continue reading

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Buses and Brass – a great Christmas event this Sunday afternoon!

I notice that this coming Sunday afternoon (8th December 2018) Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge will be hosting ‘Buses and Brass’ – a great Christmas music and fun event to really get you in the spirit of the season. It runs from … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas tree…

If you’re local to Brownhills I’ve no doubt you’ve noticed, but if not, you’ll see that this Christmas, right by Morris Miner on the Tin Man Island in Brownhills, we have what must be our first town Christmas tree for … Continue reading

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Alcoholics Anonymous group meeting in Brownhills this evening

Here’s an important one – Brownhills has started its own Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills that take place this and every Tuesday (3rd December 2019) from 7:30pm until 9pm. I’m told the … Continue reading

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Brownhills very own autism support group meets this lunchtime in a new home

Just a heads up to let folk know that the popular local autism support group ‘Supporting the Rainbow’ is meeting today (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) – and there have been some changes as now the group is inaugurated as a … Continue reading

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How did they get there? And what of the beach?

Since it’s a slow Sunday, some unusual images of Chasewater, and a bit of a mystery. As I’m sure you’ll recognise the images immediately above and below this text are of the south shore of Chasewater, over the road from … Continue reading

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A bumper Walsall Wood football update – Match and club news, reports, pictures and video!

And now, Time for a long overdue football update from Walsall Wood FC. It’s been a bit difficult of late, as with so many postponements due to the remarkably wet weather, and disparate reports, I’ve been waiting for enough material … Continue reading

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Oiling Palmers… More info on where it all began

From time to time here I have material to publish that’s of a more – shall we say – technical nature and I always struggle with exactly how to present it. Such is the case today with this important article … Continue reading

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Fancy finding out more about local wildlife? You can, this afternoon!

If you, the kids are grandkids are at a loose end today, since the weather has improved a little it would be an excellent chance to nip up to Stubbers Green and chat to the Swan Patrol. The Patrol are … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Lye this afternoon

Saturday, 30th November 2019 The Wood are away to Lye town But you’d not know it from Walsall Wood FCs website or social media… Noon pitch inspection cleared for game and looking good – this from Lye Town FC Keep an … Continue reading

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Why not Stay and Play for longer – at Brownhills Community Centre this morning

If you’ve a child or children under four years of age, there is a great Stay and Play session running at Brownhills Community Centre in the heart of Brownhills this Saturday morning 30th November 2019 from 10-12pm – note the … Continue reading

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No Chasewater Parkrun this week – but you could join the Chasewater 5K & 10K Christmas Pudding Dash!

Just a quick note to say there’s no Chasewater Parkrun this week due to a commercial run taking place in the park – the Nice Work Chasewater Christmas Pudding Dash 5K and 10K runs – but the good news is … Continue reading

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We’re All In This Together tonight and tomorrow at The Lamp!

There’s a splendid concert by Brownhills Musical Theatre Company being staged today and tomorrow (Friday 29th Saturday 30th November 2019) at the Lamp Arts Theatre in Brownhills Activity Centre, just on the Miner Island in the centre of Brownhills – … Continue reading

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Beware – spate of drain cover thefts across our area

Just a warning that across the area of North Walsall last night (Wednesday 27th-Thursday 28th November 2019) scumbags have been out stealing roadside drain (‘gully’) covers, presumably for scrap. Areas affected I’ve heard about include Clayhanger, Shire Oak, Brownhills and … Continue reading

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Meet your local police team in Brownhills this evening!

There’s a local police ‘World Cafe’ event coming at Brownhills Community Centre, just off the Miner Island in Brownhills this evening (Wednesday, 27th November 2019) where you can meet the local policing team and discuss issues that are important to … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Fayre at Hammerwich this Sunday!

There’s a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday afternoon (Sunday 1st December 2019) –  there’s the Hammerwich Hall Winter Wonderland Christmas Fayre from 2:30pm. The organisers said: Hammerwich Hall Care Home invite you to our Winter … Continue reading

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There’s a great Christmas Fair in Brownhills this Friday evening…

Here’s a good one for those of you who, like me, enjoy a really good Christmas fair with Santa and all the festive stuff going on – a great event at Millfield School, Catshill, Brownhills on Friday Evening. Next Friday, … Continue reading

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Alcoholics Anonymos group meeting in Brownhills this evening

Here’s an important one – Brownhills has started its own Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills that take place this and every Tuesday (26th November 2019) from 7:30pm until 9pm. I’m told the … Continue reading

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A Very Victorian Christmas Craft Fair at Chasewater Railway today!

I notice that today, Sunday 24th November 2019, there’s a rather fun looking Christmas Craft Fair being staged at Chasewater Railway, as part of the celebrations for the start of this year’s Santa Special trains. A Very Victorian Christmas with … Continue reading

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Fancy finding out more about local wildlife? You can, this afternoon!

If you, the kids are grandkids are at a loose end today, since the weather has improved a little it would be an excellent chance to nip up to Stubbers Green and chat to the Swan Patrol. The Patrol are … Continue reading

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Christmas Fayre in Walsall Wood this afternoon!

Thanks to the Rev David Babbington, I’d just like to let you know that there’s a Christmas Fayre at St Johns Church, Walsall Wood, this afternoon (Saturday 23rd November 2019) from 2pm until 5pm. The Rev said: Christmas is only … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away against The Mikes this afternoon!

Today, Saturday November 23rd 2019 The Wood are away at Boldmere St. Michaels… Walsall Wood FC versus The Mikes An interesting encounter on an all weather pitch! Church Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 5RY – just a short run down the chester road … Continue reading

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Why not Stay and Play for longer since it’s Stacey’s birthday – at Brownhills Community Centre this morning

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 23rd November 2019 from 10-12pm – note the … Continue reading

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Fancy a Parkrun at Chasewater this Saturday morning?

I know we have a lot of running folk amongst the readership, and in the mass of volunteer, community organised stuff in recent years, one of the most impressive demonstrations of this has been the growth of the free, Saturday … Continue reading

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There’s a great Christmas Fair in Brownhills next Friday evening…

Here’s a good one for those of you who, like me, enjoy a really good Christmas fair with Santa and all the festive stuff going on – a great event at Millfield School, Catshill, Brownhills next Friday Evening. Next Friday, … 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 (24th November 2019) from 10:00am until 4:00pm, and should be just the thing for auto buffs, transport enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Brownhills very own autism support group meets this lunchtime in a new home

Just a heads up to let folk know that the popular local autism support group ‘Supporting the Rainbow’ is meeting today (Tuesday 19th November 2019) – and there have been some changes as now the group is inaugurated as a … Continue reading

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More on Ogley Hay 4A!

Here’;s a great donation I had in in the last week from long time reader and contributor Robert Sault – a couple more photos of Ogley Hay Class 4A from some point in the mid to late 1960s. Rob said: … Continue reading

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Fancy finding out more about local wildlife? You can, this afternoon!

If you, the kids are grandkids are at a loose end today would be an excellent chance to nip up to Stubbers Green and chat to the Swan Patrol. The Patrol are there this afternoon – and every Sunday from … Continue reading

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Lichfield repair cafe November meet up – get together and get things fixed this afternoon!

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 afternoon (Saturday 16th November 2019) … Continue reading

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Why not Stay and Play for longer – at Brownhills Community Centre this morning

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 16th November 2019 from 10-12pm – note the … Continue reading

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Why not pop in to Brownhills Christmas Market this evening?

Kicking off the Brownhills Christmas celebrations, this evening (15th November 2019) there’s a Christmas Market at Brownhills Silver Street Methodist Church from 4pm-8pm. There will be all the usual stuff in a friendly and welcoming venue – so why not … Continue reading

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