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Brownhills Brownies need your help!

I’ve been contacted by Jenny at the St James Brownies up at St James in Ogley Hay to ask if you could help by voting in a competition they’re entering for community group funding, from galaxy hot Chocolate.

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Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2016 – coming this Saturday!

Diane Mansell at the Walsall District Management Team has written to let me know that there will be a Christmas market event in Brownhills this year, planned for this coming Saturday 10th December 2016.

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Help the Glebe Centre support the homeless – Donations needed this Saturday please!

Old friend of the blog and top Aldridge correspondent Linda ‘Mad old baggage’ Mason has been in touch to ask readers if they could possibly help Walsall’s Glebe Centre continue to support the homeless by making donations of clothes, toiletries and even food this weekend?

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Our Village – a great new local history book for Aldridge – out now and selling fast!

There are a handful of great local history books out at the moment, just in time for Christmas, that would makes great gifts for those with a local interest – last week I noted the new book on Brownhills pubs by Clive Roberts, and I’m posting today to point up the new book by Sue Satterthwaite and Len Boulton covering Aldridge.

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Appeal made for household items in aid of couple affected by Wyre Close fire

Following the unfortunate house fire in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood on Saturday evening (3rd December 2016) friend of the couple affected, Abigail Claire has been appealing for anyone that may be discarding useful household items to donate them if they can.
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Ice cream, miners, silent cinema and the Jones Boys. What do you know?

An absolutely fantastic enquiry came in a couple of weeks ago (see how far I am behind? Sorry) from Sue Clarke in Hilton, Cambridgeshire which blends a number of disparate topics covered here including ice cream, old cycle shops, local music and cinema.
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Woodmen enter new era with draw at Loughborough

Saturday afternoon (3rd December 2016), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Loughborough University away, and they came home with a respectable draw after some entertaining football.
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