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Going A5 Live!

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm).

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Fifty years and still going strong – celebrate with Silver Street Church!

I’m indebted – as I usually am – to the young David Evans who’s given me the heads up about events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills.
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Thank you Bill Shaw

I’d like to take time out here to thank retiring football reporter and local lad Bill Shaw for his unwavering work over the last few years in supplying wonderful, frank and honest match reports for me to publish here on the Brownhills Blog.

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The Portman Collection – part six: Staff and older pupils, plus a surprise football team!

In the sixth 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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Heanor prove to be keener than Wood

Yesterday, Walsall Wood FC were visited by Heanor Town, and the home crowd needed a win – sadly it wasn’t to be, and the Derbyshire team left the Wood faithful reeling.

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Urgent: Police appeal for witnesses to Rushall collision

Walsall police this afternoon issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the Mercedes Convertible, pictured below, on Wednesday last (19th April 2017) after in was involved in a collision on the Lichfield Road in Rushall, as a result of which an elderly man lost his life.

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Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge – Spring Running Day this Sunday

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have their Spring Running Day this Sunday, 23rd April 2017 -It starts at 10:00am and should be just the thing for vintage transport fans, bus enthusiasts, petrol heads and big and little kids of all kinds.

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