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Woodmen unfazed by Worcester’s sauce

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A grey Saturday afternoon yesterday (Saturday 11th August 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC hold visitors to Oak Park, Worcester City to a respectable one-all draw, in an entertaining match that … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood launch new season beating Romulus in sunny scorcher

Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans A pleasant summer’s afternoon match at Oak Park that kicked off the 2018/19 football season at Walsall Wood yesterday (Saturday 4th August 2018) saw visiting Romulus beaten in a hard … Continue reading

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New season kicks off today for Walsall Wood FC!

Images and captions by the inimitable and young David Evans Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a full match schedule,  revitalised spectator facilities and a whole host of great stuff to come, … Continue reading

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Full of love for Mr. Fullelove

Images Kindly supplied by Brian Stringer via the young David Evans. Last week I pointed out that this weekend, there was to be an unveiling ceremony of the restored George Fullelove Memorial Shelter near  The Parade in Brownhills – well, … Continue reading

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Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the … Continue reading

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Where’s the fairness in Remembrance funding?

I’ve hd a really interesting email in from a respected elder in Brownhills, someone whose comments on the area I’ve always respected greatly and whose opinion I value and usually agree with – John Bird. John Bird has periodically written … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC away to Stafford Town this afternoon!

Saturday 7th April 2018 Walsall Wood visit Stafford Town Walsall Wood v Stafford Town Kickoff 3pm  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be faithful to your local heroes Evans Park, Off Fairway, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3TL View with Google Maps Please get behind your local club … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood FC v Stafford Town in Boxing Day derby!

Catch Walsall Wood FC in Boxing Day action at Oak Park this afternoon!

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Walsall Wood wipe out Wednesfield, whilst villains find crusading Moors a tough battle

Last Tuesday evening (28th November 2017) Walsall Wood FC entertained Wednesfield at Oak Park who, it’s fair I think to say, the Woodmen made short work of.

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The Woodmen fell Coppice residents

On Saturday afternoon, Walsall Wood FC took the short stroll up the road to Five Ways at Heath Hayes to comfortably beat Heath Hayes, continuing the Woodmen’s somewhat astonishing performance so far this season.

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Pictures and video from Brownhills and Heath Hayes 2017 Remembrance events

Last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12th November 2017 saw the annual Remembrance weekend in the UK and I’m pleased to say Walsall Borough and South Staffordshire did themselves proud and staged a whole range of parades and events that were well supported and attended – and I was especially pleased to see the wonderful turnout and effort in Brownhills.
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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2017 pictures

The young David Evans yesterday (Sunday, 12th November 2017) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood and sent in a wonderful gallery of images to mark this most sombre of days.

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Wood hunt Tigers nearly to extinction, while Villans fail to storm Montpelier

Yesterday (Saturday 11th November 2017) Walsall Wood F.C. entertained Fenlanders Holbeach United, and after some great football, Wood emerged once again the decisive  victors with an impressive 5-0 scoreline – and a report from last weeks Pelsall Villa – Montpelier match.

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News, reports and even video from Walsall Wood FC – and a fitting tribute to a great man!

Well, it’s been a busy old time down at Oak Park Football Club, home of Walsall Wood FC – the overall season has started as usual before the official one with a series of warm-up ‘friendly’ matches and a rejuvenated, revitalised team with new management have squared off against a couple of higher ranking clubs with good performances.

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Walsall Wood FC v Stafford Rangers at Oak Park this evening!

Come catch some cracking football at Walsall Wood this evening!
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Brownhills war hero Edward Tunstall: can you help locate the lost photos please?

I’ve had a fascinating and very detailed enquiry come in from reader Emma Smith that I’m hoping some of the old blog hands and researchers can help with – I know that Brownhills still has a British Legion Branch (whose current appeal for the Remembrance Parade is very important) and I hope someone can hook up with them to perhaps light this enquiry up.

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Gearing up for the new season at Walsall Wood FC!

Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a host of great new signings, a refreshed management team and a whole host of great stuff to come, both in terms of local football and activity within the community.
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A great local history legend at Walsall Wood Library soon !

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free on the Wednesday afternoon of 28th June 2017 – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.

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Report and photos from the 2017 Walsall Wood FC presentation dinner

Last Friday evening (9th June 2017) saw the annual presentation dinner of Walsall Wood Football Club, and I’ve been sent the following report by the young David Evans.

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The Metz office?

An intriguing enquiry reaches me from local historian and blog dynamo the young David Evans, who’s after a rather specific bit of history relating to a lost courtyard of dwellings in Brownhills High Street Called ‘The Metz’.


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Brownhills Canalside Festival 2017 cancelled

It’s with some sadness that today I share the news that there will be no Canalside Festival in Brownhills this summer.

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Don’t miss Back to Backs – another brilliant Talk in the Wood!

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating local history talk at Walsall Wood Library this Wednesday, 15th March 2017, when Birmingham Historian and National Trust Guide Clive Katz will be discussing the subject of the Birmingham Back to Backs.

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Knitting and Nitty Nora: a wartime schooling in Brownhills

The local history has been a bit patchy of late, thanks to a bit of a rash of news stories and the fact that I’ve been working very long hours – but I have a real treat today that’s come in from David Evans written by longstanding contributor and friend of the blog Pat Lynk.
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Walsall Wood football: Reserves shine, first team still looking for victory

It’s now late February and the mixed fortunes at Oak Park continue – the first team still have yet to bag a win in 2017, and came back from Quorn with a score draw to show; but the reserve team continue their stonking run of good form, beating Romulus 6-1.

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Walsall Wood FC away to Quorn this afternoon!

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC away at Quorn this afternoon!
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A message about the 2017 Brownhills Canal Festival from Brian Stringer…

Brownhills activist, local author, top bloke and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has dropped me a line to share with readers important information about thus year’s Brownhills Canalside Festival, which will be undergoing a change of date and organiser this year.

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Beleaguered Wood lose to Alvechurch

Yesterday afternoon (4th February 2017) Walsall Wood FC travelled south to play Alvechurch away, and were sadly beaten, continuing a very unfortunate sequence of losses for the beleaguered lads from The Wood.p20131109c Continue reading

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Walsall Wood suffer January jinx as they lose to St. Andrews

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 28th January 2017) Walsall Wood F.C. played Leicester newcomers St. Andrews FC away, and sadly failed to break the January jinx that seems to have descended.
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Oak Park misery continues as Mikes master Wood

The faith of the faithful at Oak Park is being severely tested at the moment as the Woodmen seem to be enduring a losing streak, this time to long-term combatants The Mikes yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21st January 2017).

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Woodmen badly mauled by Wulfs

Tuesday last (17th January 2016), the Woodmen faced AFC Wulfrunians at Oak Park, and sadly, were met with another resounding defeat.

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Don’t forget – chance to catch a local legend this Wednesday!

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free on the Wednesday afternoon of 11th January 2017 – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.

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A view from behind the inkwell… Your chance to catch a local legend

Your second chance to catch a Walsall Wood legend in action – not to be missed.
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New year quiz 2017: part two for the explorers…

Right, here’s the second half of the Brownhills Blog New Year Quiz 2017 – these questions are for those who can explore the area and have a nose around – the first set were released yesterday, and are for those who may be unable to explore or just prefer to research their answers online.
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New year quiz 2017: part one for the researchers…

Well, much earlier than last year, hopefully for a wider audience I can now present the first half of the 2017 Brownhills Blog New Year prize quiz!
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Boxing Day battle sees Wood victorious

Boxing Day afternoon (26th December 2016), Walsall Wood F.C. played Leicester newcomers St. Andrews at Oak Park, an entertaining ad good-natured match from which the Wood emerged victorious.
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Pictures from Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2016

I have to congratulate the people who worked so hard on Brownhills Christmas Market Magic 2016 – Diane and the team at the Brownhills Town Centre Partnership worked really hard and raised money towards future event in the town.
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Woodmen enter new era with draw at Loughborough

Saturday afternoon (3rd December 2016), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Loughborough University away, and they came home with a respectable draw after some entertaining football.
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Turmoil at Oak Park as Shawbury hammer faltering Wood

Sadly grim times down at Oak Park yesterday afternoon (Saturday 26th November 2016), as an afternoon seeing the unexpected defeat of the Woodmen concluded with the immediate resignation of long time and much respected manger, Mark Swann.

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Pictures from Brownhills 2016 Remembrance events

Thanks to the generosity of those good folks at the Facebook page of St. James Church in Brownhills I can feature these galleries of images from their 2016 Remembrance events held in Brownhills.

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Joan Lockley the Local Hoglet Hero – a great Talk in the Wood this Wednesday

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating talk at Walsall Wood Library this Wednesday, 16th November 2016, when remarkable hedgehog rescuer and champion Joan Lockley will be discussing her work – and bringing along a spiky guest for you to meet!

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Walsall Wood Remembrance Sunday 2016 pictures

Just a quick one – The young David Evans today (Sunday, 13th November 2016) went to his local Remembrance event in Walsall Wood, which regulars will remember was subject to some controversy with policing issues in 2015 – well, this year there was an independent traffic management company employed and the parade proceeded in full.
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Woodmen beat Mikes in artificial pitch upset

It was uncharted territory for Walsall Wood yesterday (12th November 2016) as Walsall Wood FC travelled the short hop to Boldmere St. Michael’s to fight it out on the new all weather pitch – and they came home with a respectable win.

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Walsall Wood left Sheepish after Shepshed showdown

Sadly disappointment again for Walsall Wood FC and the faithful as Saturday (5th November 2016) saw them lose away to Shepshed, but at least the performance improved.

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Don’t forget War Weddings – a great Talk in the Wood this Wednesday

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating local history talk at Walsall Wood Library this Wednesday, 19th October 2016, when local historian Ethel Lote will be discussing the subject of war weddings.

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Don’t miss War Weddings – another brilliant Talk in the Wood!

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating local history talk at Walsall Wood Library next Wednesday, 19th October 2016, when local historical Ethel Note will be discussing the subject of war weddings.

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Walsall Wood fight hard but draw against Loughborough

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 9th October 2016), Walsall Wood FC entertained Loughborough University at Oak Park, and despite a very closely fought battle, neither side could quite pull ahead.
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You are my Sunnyside

A nice gentle one for a Saturday afternoon here, and people interested in the borderlands between Aldridge and Walsall Wood, known as The Vigo – David Evans have been in conversation with local man Ken Massey, who lived there in a more rural time, and has kindly donated mages of the farm and life there.

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Your chance to catch a local legend – this Wednesday afternoon!

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free this Wednesday afternoon (28th September 2016) – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.

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Walsall Wood scrape to victory over Pegasus Juniors

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 24h September 2016) Walsall Wood FC entertained Hereford team Pegasus Juniors at Oak Park – and again, the lads from the Wood started badly but pulled it out of the bag in the second half to snatch victory.

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Walsall Wood bred and buttered… Your chance to catch a local legend

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free next Wednesday afternoon (28th September 2016) – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.
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