Saturday 24th September 2016
The Wood are at home in F.A. Vase action!
Walsall Wood FC versus Hereford’s Pegasus Juniors FC
Kick off is 3:00pm
Hopefully, a match report will follow…
For the Good of the Wood!
Your chance to catch a Walsall Wood legend in action – not to be missed.
Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free next Wednesday afternoon (28th September 2016) – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.
Following the success of David’s recent talk at The Well on Walsall Wood which over 40 people attended, David has been learning powerpoint, furiously making slides and perusing the Les Dawson big book of bad puns for inspiration.
David is without doubt the most knowledgable historian on Walsall Wood matters and the chance to hear him speak on the matter is not to be missed – the talk starts at 2:30pm, and costs just £2 (including refreshments) – pre-booking is essential, as places are limited.
I wish David well, and hear more such events are in the pipeline. I thoroughly applaud David’s community spirit and hard work in putting on these talks. The more people who may be inspired to explore their and our collective heritage the better!
You can find out more by emailing email@example.com or by calling the on 01922 655572 – of course, you can just pop in to the library on the corner of High Street and Walsall Wood.
Walsall Council issues the following press release about this event, and others upcoming at Walsall Wood Library:
A talk on the Social history of Walsall Wood by David Evans
Local history enthusiast David Evans is to deliver the first of a series of talks planned at Walsall Wood Library entitled ‘A Talk In the Woods’.
David whose grandparents moved into Walsall Wood area during the coalmining years is a retired teacher with a passion for history. Describing himself as Walsall Wood bred and buttered David will examine the transformation of Walsall Wood through the Industrial revolution and the characters that have emerged.
The talk which will go on to examine the social and economic history of Walsall Wood takes place on Wednesday 28 September between 2.30 and 3.30pm and costs £2 which includes refreshments.
Further talks planned include Ethel Lote about ‘War Weddings’ on Wednesday 19 October 2:30pm and Joan Lockley about ‘Hedgehog Rescue’ on Wednesday 16 November 2:30pm
To book your place telephone 01922 655572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on upcoming talks and events visit the Love Walsall Libraries site here.
I have a request here from a lady called Dylis Richards, who is looking for her sister Valerie Jean Myatt who grew up in Brownhills and maybe still lives in the area – I believe Dylis currently lives in Hayle.
I’m looking for my sister Valerie Jean Myatt (her mother was Hannah Myatt and father George Myatt).
Valerie was adopted to my aunt Elizabeth Myatt who was married to Walter, but they lived with a Mr. Price at Ogley Hay Road Brownhills. She went to Ogley Hay School and she got married to a soldier.
She had two daughters but that’s all I know. I’m 80 now.
If anyone know anything abaut please get in touch!
I am aware of Myatts locally, so we could be in luck…
In the first instance, please contact me by email – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Please be assured that I won’t pass on anyone’s details without clearing it with all concerned first – but it would be lovely to reunite these sisters if at all possible.
Thanks for your help, and thanks to Dylis for an interesting enquiry – I wish her the best of luck in her search.
First up – sorry for the lack of posts. Work pressure is interfering with the blogging activities😦 – apologies.
Dena Sargent has been in touch to see if readers who get take Express & Star newspaper could help out the special needs support group she runs buy collecting ‘Cash for your community’ campaign tokens from the paper.
It takes seconds to clip them out and could make a vital difference to the kind of vital community support that’s so necessary in these times of social care cuts and restrictions.
Please help – I run a club for special needs on a Thursday evening at St. Marks Church Shelfield, (Circle of Friends Sheffield).
The Express & Star are running cash for your community campaign and giving away £35000 to community groups. Could you please help me collect the tokens from the paper and I would be willing to pick any of them up when the campaign finishes on the 22nd October, or you can message me your full name and address as I can apply for free tokens as no purchase is necessary (I need addresses before Monday 19th Sept).
We run the group on a voluntary basis so even a small slice of the giveaway would help us immensely, and will help us providing this much needed service.
If you can help – and it really doesn’t take much, so why not? – you can contact Dena via Facebook here or comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, and I’ll hook you up.
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