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Urgent request – have you seen Sidney Edlin? He’s missing and vulnerable

Please take a look at the photo, it’s of 86 year old pensioner Sidney Edlin who went missing from his home in Bentley, Walsall at 3pm yesterday, Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Sidney’s family and West Midlands Police are very worried about him.

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A railway expert writes…

Top rail historian Ian Pell, late of this parish, dropped me a line today to point out the origins of the photos that I borrowed from the South Staffordshire Railway Site to illustrate yesterday’s article about Charringtons Oil Terminal and Anglesey Sidings.
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Oil, fire and water

The above remarkable video was generously pointed out by reader Bob Pugh and features some remarkable footage of what was a golden period in the era of the South Staffordshire Railway – the main line that ran through Brownhills, up until the 1980s.

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