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Tag Archives: Clayhanger stuff
Old pal of the blog Alvin Cox contacted me yesterday asking if I had any images of the motor sales workshop/garage that existed at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood, before the Co-op was built: Latterly it was Saturn Motor Sales. He … Continue reading →
After I posted the wonderful Clayhanger tug of war image here at the weekend kindly shared by Brian Stringer, I received many responses from readers across a range of media – this one clearly got memories flowing and I’ll feature a few of those responses in the coming days.
A tug of war, a railway themed restaurant and a Victorian day – great memories from the Clayhanger Kid
Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has recently shared three remarkable image of recent historical interest in the Brownhills and Clayhanger area.
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Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has sent the above image of the members of Clayhanger Working Men’s Club around 1953, and is trying to identify as many people in the picture as he can.
Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has sent the above image of a local football team and is desperately trying to identify the unknown chap (who is, I believe centre front row).
Last week I noted that the wonderful Brian Stringer had a new book out about his times being involved with community football with local teams Clayhanger Colts Under 12s and Walsall Wood FC.
It’s always nice to see local folk writing about local history, their lives and experiences and their view of the world – and one of the best locally is community activist Brian Stringer, who wrote to me yesterday to tell me he has a new book for sale chronicling his involvement with local community football.
If you’re in Brownhills on Saturday, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent ‘Clayhanger Kid Two: The Teenage Years’, the sequel to his very successful first ‘Clayhanger Kid’ book.
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I’m not noted for agreeing with the council here on the Brownhills Blog, and have never held back in criticising them. – however, I like to think that when I feel they’ve got it right, it’s appropriate and correct to point it out. Continue reading →
Another curious bit of the Ralph Ferrie jigsaw landed anonymously by email this week. Supplied as-is (I tweaked the images a bit for clarity), all the accompanying note said was ‘July, 1957. Lichfield Mercury, Ralph Ferrie’s new showroom.’ I thank … Continue reading →
Further to my previous post, enquiring after noted local businessman Ralph Ferrie, the anonymous reader who supplied the original clipping has once more come forward, as it appears they forgot to include this image with the article. I’m not sure … Continue reading →
If you’re in Brownhills tomorrow, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent and popular book ‘The Clayhanger Kid’. Now available in a limited reprint after the first issue sold out within a … Continue reading →