Category Archives: News

White dog found in Brownhills – let’s get her home!

An appeal reaches me via Facebook from Pool House Veterinary Hospital – a rather gorgeous white dog was found in Brownhills yesterday (Sunday 29th May 2016) and it would be nice if we could reunite her with his owners, who clearly love her very much.

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Don’t forget Lichfield Bower today!

Well, Spring Bank Holiday Monday is upon us, and that means that it’s Lichfield Bower Day in Ye Olde City – and I notice our friends at Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield Discovered are up to mischief…

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Chasewater Stadium – what do you recall?

Thanks to a curious sale on eBay, I can now share exactly when Chasewater Trotting Track opened – it was Monday 16th August, 1971.
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What’s wrong with this picture?

Here’s a bit of fun for a sunny Sunday – No 23 in a series of articles arrogantly cocking a snook at inaccuracies in other people’s online local history.w03416 Continue reading

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That rings a bell

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Recently, there’s been some debate in the background and comments here about Brownhills Council House (now the Parkview Centre) and the bell on the side of the building. Continue reading

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New Hall Mill open tomorrow, Spring Bank Holiday Monday

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May 2016), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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Bathing beauties

I’ve noticed a few people posting images online of the red deer at Chasewater yesterday who decided that in the warm weather, a swim was in order – and friend of the blog Leah Braidman posted the above wonderful images on the Brownhills Past and Present Facebook page.

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