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Local storm updates – post will be updated regularly

Take care folks, it’s windy! Another fallen tree at The Parade Brownhills are causing services 10, 10A & 937 to use Chester Road North #Walsall — NX West Midlands (@nxwestmidlands) February 23, 2017 14250141696 Also a tree down causing … Continue reading

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Andrew Cooper: a former Walsall man missing form Stourport – the search continues

I make no apologies for running this again – please keep an eye out for the above chap, Andrew Cooper who’s still missing from his home in Stourport as he has been since Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Andrew is a gentleman from Walsall originally and his family, friends and people who used to work with him are desperately concerned for his welfare.

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Appeal – do you know Barbara Roberts, formerly of Valley View?

Hi folks, an unusual enquiry please but I hope it’s one the readership might be able to help with.
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Bogus gardeners operating once more in Brownhills – be vigilant

Reader Andy from Shire Oak has been in touch who is very concerned and upset that his mother was conned by bogus ‘gardeners’ who claimed to have cut her back hedge and then charged an extortionate fee.

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The Portman Collection – part three: Final forms, and on with the sport

In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the next three 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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A message of thanks from the Shed

Just a quick note to than friends of the blog Steve Hames from SJH Computing and Ray Johnson who helped Aldridge Shed project with donated computer hardware following their recent request for help, which I publicised here on the blog.
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Update on recent Chasewater Dam works from Andy Dennis

There’s ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I’m indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who’s kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what’s going on.

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