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Class photos

This is a taster of a truly remarkable piece of local history David Evans has been granted access to by it’s owner, Tony Portman – we have a collection of photos of life at Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s.

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Subaru car stolen from Aldridge – keep an eye out folks

Diane Mansell, of Aldridge Village Partnership has asked that readers could please be on the lookout for this somewhat distinctive Subaru car (registration K23DHN) which was stolen from Aldridge last night (21st January 2017).

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Arrests made following Brownhills burglary

Interesting news just released from West Midlands Police via WMNow:
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Oak Park misery continues as Mikes master Wood

The faith of the faithful at Oak Park is being severely tested at the moment as the Woodmen seem to be enduring a losing streak, this time to long-term combatants The Mikes yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21st January 2017).

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A mystery for the narrowboat folk

Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for a couple of weeks now, but it’s about time I shared this wonderful enquiry from the startlingly prolific Andy Dennis, who’s running a great local/genealogy/history blog that’s quite frankly, showing me a clean pair of heels at the moment.
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Remember the man with the clipboard?

Interested to note that yesterday, local police finally issued an alert about the man with the clipboard panhandling for money in the Brownhills and Walsall Wood area, claiming his vehicle has been towed and he needs to get somewhere else – usually Willenhall.

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Adrian Wigley: Funeral details announced

Simon Reeves, friend of sadly departed son of Brownhills Adrian Wigley has been in touch to ask if I’d share with readers the details of Adrian’s funeral, which takes place on Friday 3rd February 2017.

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