Tag Archives: 2014

Woodmen conquer Stourport Swifts to snatch four wins on the trot

New Year’s Eve (Saturday, 31st December 2016) saw Walsall Wood FC travel our to Stourport, where Walshes Meadow was the venue for a resurgent Wood team’s fourth win on the trot.

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Shire Oak Quarry expansion consultation event – this Friday

You may recall a couple of years ago that the operator of the former Shire Oak Quarry site, JPE, was mooting the proposal to extend the site they’re currently landfilling at Shire Oak, to extract virgin material pusihing back restoration of the site for some years.

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Romans decimate Woodmen

Walsall Wood FC were away at Rocester yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 9th April 2016), but were resoundingly trounced by the home side – Bill Shaw was there to witness the agony, and as always, doesn’t mince his words.

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Walsall Wood FC v Dunkirk FC at home this afternoon!

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC playing Dunkirk at Oak Park this afternoon!
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Can Walsall Wood make Quorn mincemeat once more?

This afternoon sees Walsall Wood FC at home to Quorn FC – can the Woodmen triumph?
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Still strolling

For some time now I’ve been promoting the brilliant parent and toddler walking and social group that takes place weekly at Chasewater – Chasewater Strollers, who continue to grow in number and last week got back to normal business at St. Anne’s in Chasetown.
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Coleshill Town dash Woodmen’s third place dreams

Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw on Thursday evening (23rd April 2015), as a weary team conceded a hard-fought defeat to Coleshill Town FC.
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Fried Quorn delights Woodmen

Last Tuesday evening (10th February 2015), Walsall Wood FC faced Quorn FC away, beating the Leicester lads fair and square.
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Walsall Wood triumph over Stourport Swifts

Walsall Wood FC got 2015 off to a good start at home against Stourport Swifts yesterday (1st January 2015), despite a somewhat eventful match.
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Christmas bin collection information

Hi folks – I’m getting a lot of search hits for Christmas bin collection arrangements in the borough of Walsall, and thought I’d feature the bin calendar again for those that seem concerned about when the guys in orange will come and collect their rubbish.

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Grand Boxing Day derby – Walsall Wood FC against The Mikes this afternoon!

This afternoon, Boxing Day 26th December 2014: Walsall Wood FC home to Bolder St Michaels!
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Shire Oak just reopened with new landlord!

After some weeks being closed, the Shire Oak Pub has today reopened with a new landlord – so if you’re in the locality and fancy a Christmas drink, why not give it a pop?

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Peter Giovanni Pelari – A beautiful tribute

I can’t say anything more – this is so heart wrenching, beautiful and complete, I’ll just ask you to click on the image below to read a remarkable memorial to a man who lost his life in an awful accident.

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Kirby’s mud diggers bury The Wood

Sadly, no pre-Christmas cheer for Walsall Wood as Leicestershire team Kirby Muxloe roundly defeated them in their away match yesterday (20th December 2014).

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Walsall Wood away at Kirby Muxloe this afternoon

This afternoon, Saturday 20th December 2014: Walsall Wood FC away at Kirby Muxloe!
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Well, THAT escalated quickly…

It seems my post of a couple of days ago about the curious selection delays and apparent favour of outside candidates for the next Consertive prospective parliamentary candidate for Aldridge-Brownhills yesterday caught the attention of Tory Pravda ConservativeHome.

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What’s the Tory?

Last week I pointed out that there was to be a selection meeting at Aldridge Brownhills Conservative Association last Saturday (13th December 2014) to pick the replacement Tory candidate for Parliament in 2015, following the standing down of Richard Shepherd, who’s retiring from his 36 year tenure at the next general election.

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Burntwood Lantern Parade and Christmas Fayre at Chasewater this evening!

Here’s a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this evening (Sunday 14th December 2014) – there’s the Annual Burntwood Lantern Parade and a Christmas Fayre being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.

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The magic of Christmas

I have to congratulate the people who worked so hard on Brownhills Christmas Market – I went yesterday, and it was a joy to see Brownhills so busy once more – considering the majority involved were volunteers and on a tight budget, this was an excellent event and I thank you all for your hard work.

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On form Wood dominate Loughborough

Yesterday afternoon, (Saturday, 6th December 2014), Walsall Wood FC entertained Loughborough University at Oak Park, and I think it’s fair to say the Woodmen dominated the students.
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City heights

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Walsall Wood FC entertain Loughborough this afternoon!

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The folks who live on the hill

Long term reader and friend of the blog Ray Johnson sends me an email with a very, very simple enquiry, which I’m sure readers will be able to help with – can we get this misdelivered Christmas card to the right people? I suspect it may be from someone who hasn’t been here in a while.
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They know what’s good for us

This post will probably raise a few eyebrows, but I’d just like to draw the attention of readers who live in the Aldridge-Brownhills constituency to the fact that the person very likely to be their next MP is currently being selected by the local Conservative Party as Tory prospective parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election.

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The boys are back in town this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (10th December 2014) at Oak Park Football Clubhouse, from 7:30pm – the Christmas reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.
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Walsall Wood fight hard to beat Fenmen

Yesterday afternoon, (Saturday, 6th December 2014), Walsall Wood FC travelled to the Fenland Stadium, and after yet another tense but enthralling match, Walsall Wood triumphed over the home side.
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Frozen Charity Christmas Party this afternoon in memory of Jamey Coleman

I’m indebted to the Walsall Advertiser for reminding me that this afternoon you can meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen and really let it go at a Frozen Christmas Party in aid of the Headway Charity, in memory of Brownhills hit and run victim Jamey Coleman.
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Please help find Caddy the cat!

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from Theresa Gitner on Facebook via Kathryn Reynolds of the Shire Oak group – lost ‘Caddy’, a white and black male shorthair cat, no collar, microchipped.
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Accident up on the A5 last night?

Anybody know what happened last night (Friday, 5th December 2014) – there seems to have been an accident?
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Walsall Wood away at Wisbech Town this afternoon

Walsall Wood away at Wisbech Town this afternoon – crunch FA Vase action – can the boys from the Wood crush the Fenmen?
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Pelsall Christmas Fayre this Saturday!

Dawn Hadley and others from Pelsall have contacted me to ask me to give a plug for the Annual Christmas Fayre in aid of the Pelsall Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal.

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Sandhills quarry consultation – get your objection in quickly

Heads up folks – here’s one I overlooked, but there’s still time to act as responses to the Sandhills Quarry inclusion in the Staffordshire New Minerals Local Plan closes on Friday 5th December 2014 – but it’s easy to respond online, and you can do it right now.
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Walsall Wood beat Long Eaton in close match

Yesterday afternoon, (Saturday, 15th November 2014), Walsall Wood FC entertained Long Eaton United at home, and after what proved to be a great match, the mighty Woodmen emerged victorious.

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Walsall Wood face Long Eaton at Oak Park this afternoon

Your chance to support Walsall Wood at home against Long Eaton today!
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Howdles Lane convenience store saved!

Back at the beginning of October, I had a somewhat concerning enquiry from reader Dave about the Co-operative convenience store in the small precinct just off the A5 in Brownhills by Howdles Lane – reports were that the Co-op were closing it and the future for the store was uncertain.McColls Continue reading

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Walsall Wood crash out of Midland League Cup

Walsall Wood FC snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last Tuesday evening (25th November 2014) at Heath Hayes, where a somewhat intemperate and distracted match clearly disappointed match reporter Bill Shaw…
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Woodmen thrash beleagured Causeway

Walsall Wood FC consolidated their domination of Causeway United with another stonking victory over them at Halesowen yesterday (22nd November 2014) beating the home side 5-1 at The Grove.

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The Pride of Brownhills, restored

A couple of days ago I belatedly flagged up the wonderful installation and unveiling ceremony for the once misplaced, but now found British Legion memorial plague to the dead of two wars, located after local historian and top chap Bill Mayo asked for help with a photo here on the Brownhills Blog.

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Walsall Wood FC v Causeway United FC away match this afternoon!

November 22nd 2014, Walsall Wood v Causeway United away at The Grove, Old Hawne Road – get down there for some great local football.

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The pride of Brownhills unveiled this Saturday!

I’m a wee bit late with this (for which I apologise, things are a bit hectic of late) but here’s some great news from reader and longtime friend of the blog Martin, who writes concerning the Royal British Legion plaque that resurfaced following a photo article here on the blog last year.
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Walsall Wood crash out of Seniors Cup

Last Tuesday evening (18th November 2014), Walsall Wood FC were away to face Stafford Town – and after a long drawn out, tense match, they sadly crashed out of the Walsall Senior Cup.

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More great local theatre this week!

Recently I note lots of people complaining on the internet and in local papers that Walsall has no theatre, and somebody really should do something about it – what’s annoying about this is Walsall has 3 theatres (even more if you count the small venues in schools) and even more theatre companies, performing some top notch shows, seemingly unknown to many.
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Walsall Wood sail past Shepshed

Yesterday afternoon, (Saturday, 15th November 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Shepshed Dynamo at home, and the Woodmen proved themselves far the superior to the visitors in what were very tough conditions.
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Stroll this way to tots play – this morning!

For some time now I’ve been promoting the brilliant parent and toddler walking and social group that takes place weekly at Chasewater – Chasewater Strollers, who continue to grow in number and recently made an appeal for toys and equipment to set up a playgroup.
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Walsall Wood face Shepshed Dynamo at Oak Park this afternoon

Your chance to support Walsall Wood at home against Shepshed Dynamo today!
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Local history events this week

Kate Cardigan Gomez from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is really going some with her local history group, Lichfield Discovered – in the next week they have two events, one of which is tonight, and on an appropriate Great War theme, with author Joss Musgrave Knibb.
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Live and Let Live

Since it’s Remembrance Sunday, I thought I’d publish this piece today, written by David Evans – as many readers will know, David has a particular and enduring interest in the Great War, and has worked hard to record the effects of it locally – from the stories of men who fought, like Cecil Arthur Burton and David’s Great Uncle, Levi Cooper, to more esoteric aspects like the Messiness model at Brocton on Cannock Chase.
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Urgent – Harris Hawk lost in Burntwood

I have no idea what to make of this – lost raptors are a new one for the blog, but never a dull moment – just has this report of a lost Harris Hawk in from Jim Mason of Burntwood:
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Jessica Labon found safe and well

Just this second heard that Jessica Labon has been found safe and well – stay tuned please, that’s all the info I have for now.
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Urgent: Help find missing Jessica – police issue statement

An urgent appeal has come in from local dad Ian Labon, whose daughter Jessica has not been seen since Thursday evening (Thursday, 6th November 2014) – West Midlands Police are involved, and I’m asking all readers to keep a look out and if they know where Jessica is, to please ask her to contact her parents.

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