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Chasewater Railway Littleton Coal Train event all this weekend

One for the train buffs out there – Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant. The organisers said: With … Continue reading

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Brownhills Community Association AGM this Monday

ssociation have been in touch, asking me if I’d share the fact that their Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this Monday, 26th June 2017 at 6:30pm.
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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre April-June 2017!

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for April-June 2017 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.
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The Electric Movie

I’ve been asking for years for more material on Crabtree and other local factories, as I’m sure there’s an untapped and rich seem of material to be found from these great lost local employers – but sadly little has emerged.

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A case of the trots!

A great image has come in from friend of the blog and long time contributor Andy Dennis, who’s dug out this fascinating picture of a once prominent local sport that used to take place in Brownhills.
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Remembering Chasewater Stadium

Following my recent request for memories of Chasewater Stadium, I had a great contribution from long time friend of the blog Fred Butler, who has a rather interesting contribution. I’m after any ephemera or memorabilia anyone can supply, as there’s … Continue reading

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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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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre April-June 2016!

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for April-June 2016 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

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April 1995 – Watling Street Schools Academic Prowess

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 67 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1995 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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The Electric Co.

Sometimes, something comes in unexpectedly that puts a huge smile on your face, just for the sheer rarity value of it – and the email I received a couple of days ago from Mike Blakeway in South Australia did just that.

Crabtree B'hills 1975ish red

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April 1994 – Industrialists at war with neighbour

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 55 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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April 1993 – Community Student wins place at university

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 43 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1993 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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April 1992 – Diamonds are Forever for Local Pair

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 31 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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Race of the Year, 1977

Here’s a curious piece of ephemera, found by local history ferret [Howmuch?] – I’m not sure of the source, but it was probably a charity or secondhand shop, as he can often be found ferreting around the darker corners for history oddities.
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