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Bill Barnard: Club classic!

One subject I’m continually looking for information about (and haven’t turned up a great deal, if I’m perfectly honest which is a bit sad in a whole decade) is that of Friezland Lane Working Mens Club in Shire Oak. This … Continue reading

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Top author and Crime Scene Investigator to give free talk at Brownhills Library this afternoon!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to point out they that have a great talk this afternoon (Tuesday, 26th April 2016) from 2:30pm by noted author and Crime Scene Investigator, Paul Trembling.

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Free Kids Lego Club at Brownhills Library this Saturday morning!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for their kids Lego club this Saturday, 2nd April 2016.
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Free Kids Lego Club starting at Brownhills Library this Saturday!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a new kids Lego club they’re starting this coming Saturday, 7th November 2015.

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Ticket to ride

A lovely enquiry for the Bank Holiday weekend came in a couple of days ago courtesy of reader Lawrence Hodgkinson, who has submitted a beautiful scan of a rather unusual ticket stub from a railway special excursion in 1952.

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Crowning glory

One subject that has precious little presence in the historical record, yet keeps cropping up again and again is that of the local Working Mens Clubs.
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The model

Oh my goodness, this is unusual – but knowing you lot, you’ll be able to help – top bloke and long-time friend of the blog Ian Morton-Jones has been in touch to ask a very interesting question about a model boat he took a picture of at Chasewater in 2012.
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West of here – welcome to WyrleyBlog

Local historian, researcher and author Clive Roberts has been in touch to alert me of a new blog on the scene – I’d spotted it a few times in my site stats, but not had chance to check it out. It’s actually rather wonderful.
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Don’t disrupt the bingo!

Today, reader and longstanding friend of the Brownhills Blog Stuart Cowley mailed me the above wonderful image of Chasetown Working Men’s Club Committee from years past, when Stuart’s Dad was involved.

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Brownhills School: driven to distraction

The ongoing issue of Brownhills School’s withdrawal of community access to it’s facilities rumbled on this week, as the Walsall Advertiser published another excellent report about how the Spotlight Youth Theatre Group were told they’d have to move from the school last December.RichardShepherdMP Continue reading

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Brownhills School: Express & Star catches up

Just a quick note to point out that the Express & Star have finally got around to covering the Brownhills School community facilities withdrawal story, with a few extra details.
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Brownhills School: News of community facilities withdrawal spreads

Recently, as many readers will be aware, I covered the shocking story of how Brownhills School – formerly Brownhills Community School – has elected to stop all community access to its facilities, resulting in a large degree of disquiet in the town.
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Get yourselves connected!

Walsall Area Partnerships have asked me to alert readers who may be involved in groups, clubs, organisations and general community work to a great networking event due to take place this Wednesday evening (29th January 2014).

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Christmas table top sale this Saturday!

Thanks to long time reader Caz, I can share news of the above event with readers – it looks like a fine thing indeed.
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The Clubmen

Here’s a good one found by reader and local historian Clive Roberts, on the subject of Friezlane Lane Working Men’s Club, which I made an appeal for information about last week.
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Friezland Lane Working Men’s Club: help needed!

Reader Ant Hill got in touch a week ago (sorry about the delay…) and asked the following question:
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Bowled over?

Here’s a quick one for Friday. Reader and top Walsall Wood whizz David Evans has finally managed to get hold of a full copy of the Aerofilms image of Walsall Wood from 1926. This is an interesting one, as it’s not yet listed on the archive of Aerofilms work.

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New Walsall Wood boxing club set to be a knock out!

Here’s a welcome new facility for the youth of Brownhills and Walsall Wood, kindly provided by Walsall Police, who have plenty of experience of this sort of thing. It’s nice to see someone doing something for the local kids, and I wish everyone well in the venture.
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An odd kind of victory

I’m a bit puzzled by a recent press release from Walsall Council Labour Group relating to recent events in Brownhills, and I wonder if readers can help me with this as I’m not certain of the facts, and feel certain there will be people out there more clued-up than I.


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Castle class

I’ve had a lovely email from Tony Turner. Tony, you’ll remember, was born in a cottage at what was known as The Fort in Newtown, Brownhills. Recent historical debates here have focussed on where The Fort was, and whether it’s … Continue reading

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A new bar for Brownhills?

Top bloke and blog contributor Andy Dennis has spotted an interesting planning application for the old Royal Mail sorting office and yard on the corner of Church Road and High Street in Brownhills – application number 11/0969/OL. After closure of the sorting … Continue reading

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