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Tom’s Cabin: from thatches to rugs!

Way back, six years way back, I wrote about the (still derelict) old bungalow at the old driveway to Shire Oak Quarry, just of Shire Oak Hill on the A461 near Sandhills, and was interested in the history of this interesting, lost home; several folk got in touch and a whole thread emerged about life in the bungalow from Ian Broad, intertwined with the history of his father’s shop in Brownhills, Tom’s Cabin.
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Brownhills Carnival remembered: Tower Hill return please, and a single for the wife

A couple of weeks ago, old pal of the blog Lisa Ashby sent in a wonderful article with some great supporting pictures showing her involvement in the Brownhills Carnivals of the late 80s and early 90s.
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Woodmen nick Pics glory

We’re now at the very beginnings of the 2017/18 season and the friendlies well underway, I’m happy to see Bill Shaw hasn’t thrown away his match day pencil and has been kind enough to send in.a writeup of the Wood away match yesterday, in which the boys from Oak Park beat Rushall Olympic 2-1 at Dales Lane.
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Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge – Vintage Verses starts soon!

A brief one starting very soon just drawn to my attention by the indefatigable Russell Smith – there’s a poetry/spoken word event starting at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge at 2:30pm this afternoon (Sunday 23rd July 2017).

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News, reports and even video from Walsall Wood FC – and a fitting tribute to a great man!

Well, it’s been a busy old time down at Oak Park Football Club, home of Walsall Wood FC – the overall season has started as usual before the official one with a series of warm-up ‘friendly’ matches and a rejuvenated, revitalised team with new management have squared off against a couple of higher ranking clubs with good performances.

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Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway this Sunday!

I notice that this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Mabel’s Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.

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Good news: Vulnerable teenager Aaron Taylor found safe and well

GOOD NEWS – Aaron Taylor has been found safe & well.

A BIG thank you to those who called in with information and those that shared our appeal, we really appreciate it.
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