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Walsall Wood away against The Mikes this afternoon!

Today, Saturday November 23rd 2019 The Wood are away at Boldmere St. Michaels… Walsall Wood FC versus The Mikes An interesting encounter on an all weather pitch! Church Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 5RY – just a short run down the chester road … Continue reading

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League champions Walsall Wood beat Paget, with fine tribute to Bill Shaw at half time

Images and captions Kindly supplied by David Evans. Saturday (28th April 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC cement their position as league champions for the 2017-18 season of the MFL league by beating Sutton Coldfield’s Paget Rangers 3-0 at Oak Park, … Continue reading

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League champions Walsall Wood to play Paget Rangers at Oak Park this afternoon!

Today, Saturday 28th April 2018 Walsall Wood are at home Walsall Wood FC v Paget Rangers This looks to be a fun match, followed by the presentation of the league cup following The Wood’s win last weekend There will be … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away against Paget Rangers this afternoon!

Still time to hop down the Chester Road to see the Wood play Paget Rangers at the Mikes ground this afternoon!
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Have you seen this Calibre Bossnut bike stolen from Shire Oak?

Yesterday, Sunday 30th July 2017 Shire Oak resident Dave Fenton has reported that the above Calibre Bossnut bike was stolen from his shed sometime over the weekend.

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Walsall Wood away against The Mikes this afternoon!

Catch Walsall Wood FC in action against the Mikes on the astroturf this afternoon!
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On Parade

Thanks to reader Dean Rogers who contacted me yesterday, I can share with readers the above image of a genuine Brownhills postcard, depicting the junction of The Parade and Chester Road – I’d guess in the early 1960s.
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Don’t forget – Pelsall Road closed overnight for the next few weeks

It’s worth noting that for the next couple of weeks or so (Monday 25th January – Wednesday 10th February 2016) sections of the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be closed from 8pm until 6am every night to allow for road resurfacing works to take place.tumblr_nhfanpXVrw1qib2vgo5_1280 Continue reading

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Bank Holiday football action – Walsall Wood away against The Mikes this afternoon!

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It must be election time

A news story drifted into my feed in the last couple of days, which was also flagged up to me by top local history bloke Clive Roberts and the young David Evans: it seems that Brownhills High Street may well be in receipt of £125,000 of safety improvements, including hump crossings and high-grip surfaces.
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In memoriam: Dennis Johnson

Readers who’ve been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 – Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small way by appeals on social media.BduZ_cTIcAAd8ju.jpg-large Continue reading

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Pensioner dies following Brownhills collision

The Express & Star is now carrying the sad news that the elderly gentleman who was involved in the road traffic collision in Brownhills this morning has sadly passed away.

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Brownhills High Street Accident – West Midlands Ambulance Service statement

West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued the following statement in regard to the serious incident today (Friday, 19th December 2014) on Brownhills High Street near to the Church Road junction when an elderly man had been in collision with a tipper lorry.
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Road accident in Brownhills High Street

I’m getting mixed reports of a serious road traffic accident in Brownhills High Street, which is currently blocked off. Continue reading

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Serious accident between car and horse drawn cart near Stonnall

Following an incident this evening (Friday, 19th September 2014) a large amount of rumour has been circulating on local social media about the nature of a road traffic accident involving a horse-drawn vehicle on the Chester Road, at Lazy Hill, between Aldridge and Shire Oak.

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Cyclist hurt in Brownhills incident

Earlier this evening (Tuesday, 16th September 2014) there appears to have been an accident involving a cyclist on the Chester Road, Shire Oak, between the Friezland Lane junction and Anchor Bridge.

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Aspirational my backside

I noticed in early summer that someone had been undertaking clearance work on a site near Brownhills, just down the Chester Road to the south of Shire Oak Nature Reserve, and was curious about it – it now seems that my question has been answered.
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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – Police issue statement and appeal for help

Following my post in the early hours of this morning in which reader Holly Jones asked me to warn Brownhills folk and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam, West Midlands Police have issusued the following statement…

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

Brownhills resident Holly Jones has been in touch on Twitter to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam last Friday, 30th May 2014.
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Signatures still required on pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak petition

I’m running this request again for signatures to the online petition for pedestrian crossings in Shire Oak following the sad death of Jack Garrington – if you haven’t signed, please do.

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Please sign the petition requesting pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak

Since the tragic, awful death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak last Thursday, 10th April 2014, many Brownhills folk and parents of kids attending Shire Oak from further afield have not only paid tribute to Jack, but also want to join together to improve road safety in the area.

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Pedestrian Crossings for Shire Oak – a campaign in memory of Jack Garrington

Following the tragic, heart-rending death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak on Thursday, Brownhills has been in a state of shock – many locals have paid tribute to the young lad, floral tributes have been laid at the scene and it’s fair to say that a perceptible air of sadness has prevailed locally.
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Child dies in Brownhills Road accident – police statement

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been a serious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills – sadly, the 12 year old involved has died at the scene.
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Road accident in Brownhills now

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been aserious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills.

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Great news! Dennis Johnson found safe and well.

Dennis has been found safe and well in Chasetown this evening – considering the cold night out there, this is a huge relief.
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Urgent! Please help find Dennis Johnson…

If you’re wondering why the Police Helicopter was up over Brownhills in the last hour or so, West Midlands Police are urgently seeking local man Dennis Johnson, who suffers from dementia.

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West Midlands Police: Teen guilty of attempted child snatch

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a schoolgirl as she made her way home from a friend’s house.
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Man appears in court for attempted child abduction

The following statement has been made by West Midlands Police in relation to the incident with the young girl last weekend – since the arrest of a suspect, also noted in these pages, he has appeared before Magistrates and been remanded in custody.
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Arrest made following incident in Brownhills

Following yesterdays appeal for information following an incident in Brownhills, West Midlands Police this morning made an arrest, and released a statement which I share below.
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Along for the ride

Just before Christmas, I got hold of a new bike cam. It’s a GoPro HD Hero black edition, which has some pretty nifty features, including less distortion from the lens and better performance in low light. I’ve been using it ever since I got it, but the weather and dull commutes haven’t been conducive to decent ride videos.
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Lindon Road, Brownhills, shut again Sunday

Following the warning from last week about road closures to facilitate resurfacing at the Anchor Bridge Junction and from the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.

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Lindon Road, Brownhills, closed today

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around Brownhills over the next week or so. From a mixture of the Walsall Roadworks Update (a press release sent to folks like me) and the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.
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Cycling up The Wood

Yesterday (Saturday, 1st September 2012) was a nice day, particularly in the late afternoon. I’ve just got a copy of Final Cut for editing videos, and was keen to have a play, so I thought I’d turn out another ride … Continue reading

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Information sought on Shire Oak car vandalism incident

I was contacted yesterday by reader Mitch Battison, who relayed news of a nasty act of vandalism on the Chester road at Shire Oak on Friday, the 20th April 2012. It seems that at 10:33pm, a white BMW 1 series … Continue reading

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Synchronicity…

It’s funny how some things coincide. Last Monday (5th September) on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr, I posted a photograph of the now-closed Mango Tree restaurant on the Chester Road, near Stonnall. In a coincidence of extraordinary happenstance, later in the week … Continue reading

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Calling Stonnall history buffs…

Julian Ward-Davies sent me mail today to point out that he’d updated some of the material in his remarkable  paper ‘The Stonnall Mysteries‘. Hi Bob For some time, I have been considering the whereabouts of the original Swan Inn, which … Continue reading

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Weighing Anchor

The Anchor Bridge, taking the Chester Road-High Street over the Wyrley & Essington canal, was named after the old inn that stood next door, itself pointing out the potential refreshment for bargees using the waterway. A landmark for centuries, the … Continue reading

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The lost post of Stonnall

Way back in the mists of time, top reader and contributor Steve Hickman asked a question about when I thought the Chester Road was diverted from Stonnall Village. I started researching a reply, but in the interim, top amateur landscape … Continue reading

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Upcoming road closures in Brownhills

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around the Shire Oak area in the coming week or so. The signage around the area pointing up the works … Continue reading

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