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There’s a great Christmas Fair in Brownhills this evening…

Here’s a good one for those of you who, like me, enjoy a really good Christmas fair with Santa and all the festive stuff going on – a great event at Millfield School, Catshill, Brownhills this evening. Today,Friday 30th December … Continue reading

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There’s a great Christmas Fair in Brownhills this Friday evening…

Here’s a good one for those of you who, like me, enjoy a really good Christmas fair with Santa and all the festive stuff going on – a great event at Millfield School, Catshill, Brownhills this Friday Evening.

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Serious fire near Ogley Road this morning

Reports and pictures are emerging of quite a serious fire that’s occurred just off the alleyway between Ogley Road and Catshill Road, near the Brownhills Telephone Exchange.

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Fire at National Tyre in Brownhills this evening

If you’re wondering what all the sirens were in Brownhills early this evening (Thursday, 21st April 2016), there was a fairly large fire broke out at National Tyres, just at Co-op Corner, on the junction of Lichfield Road and Ogley Road.

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House fire in Cedar Avenue, Brownhills today

Sad to report a house fire occurred late this morning (Tuesday 15th December 2015) in Cedar Road, Brownhills.

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Accident in Sadler Road this evening?

I know very little about this one but friend of the blog @AntrigbyAjrigby tweeted me tonight (9:15pm Friday 17th July 2015) to say there had been an accident in Sadler Road, Brownhills, and the the road was closed with the junction of Lichfield Road.
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No longer up the creek – Millfield School’s canoe returned!

Earlier today, I had the sad task of requesting help in tracing the scumbags who nicked a canoe and other sporting kit from Millfield School in Catshill, Brownhills.

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Sports equipment stolen from Millfield School

I’m sad to say Millfield School in Catshill, Brownhills, has had their sport shed broken into twice in recent weeks, and sporting equipment has been taken – including a bright red canoe.
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Millfield School needs you!

You’ll all know I’m keen to support local community organisations, clubs and schools where I can – such things are vital to the social life of the town and help folks get together and make things better for all of us.

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Has anyone seen Sox the cat?

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Melissa Jade, via twitter – she’s lost Sox from Springhill Road in Brownhills – he disappeared on Tuesday 13th January 2015, and it’s not like him to roam.
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Your chance to meet a local history legend next Friday!

This is a reminder that this coming Friday, the elder statesman of Brownhills local history Gerald Reece will be giving a talk in Brownhills on the subject – this popular and knowledgable historian last gave a talk in Brownhills in 2012, an event which is very fondly remembered and raised £520 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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Grist for the mill

This is important, and I’m very excited about it – Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler has found the following sale notice in the archives from Aris’s Birmingham Gazette of 26th August 1850.
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Farming controversy

I notice that over the past few weeks some outrage seems to be abroad over supposed plans to build a housing estate or industrial park, near Shire Oak on Lanes Farm, between the farmhouse at Sandhills and the Chester Road; broadly the site of the old Brawn’s Wood.

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Southern Brownhills, Clayhanger and Shire Oak, 1884.

I’ve come across a paper map of southern Brownhills, Clayhanger and Shire Oak from the 1884 first survey, which I thought I’d share with readers. It’s an interesting document, and worthy of close study. I like the notation of  letter … Continue reading

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Unfolding the map

As promised earlier in the week, I’ve had some interesting maps, including a reproduction A1 size copy of the 1798 William Yates map of Staffordshire, scanned professionally. I came home today clutching a USB flash drive with nearly four gigabytes … Continue reading

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