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Caters: a Brownhills business remembered

Following the sad announcement of the passing of Michael Cater, formerly of the FW Cater electrical shop in Brownhills, I had a couple of lovely contributions in memory of this wonderful, but lost Brownhills business. Continue reading

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Funeral arrangements for Michael Cater

I have been contacted by Vicky Woolston who has informed me of some very sad news: the passing of Michael Cater, who ran a very longstanding electrical and audio store in Brownhills for years – Caters.

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Funeral arrangements for John Seedhouse

Friend of the blog Mick Roseblade has kindly dropped me a line to ask if I’d publicise the funeral details for John Seedhouse, who passed away at his home recently – John was a well loved and greatly respected member of the community who will be remembered by many for his love of Walsall Wood FC, which he chaired for a while.

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Urgent enquiry: please help find Alan

I have a rather urgent enquiry come in from a lady called shaman Howden, whose Grandfather David Clarkson recently passed away – Shanna would like to contact David’s best freind, who is believed to live in Brownhills and is known as Max, but his real name is Alan.

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The estate we’re in

I had an interesting email from reader and top local history technician Andy Dennis a couple of weeks ago that expands on a recent topic beautifully: that of William Roberts and his empire.
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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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Frozen Charity Christmas Party this afternoon in memory of Jamey Coleman

I’m indebted to the Walsall Advertiser for reminding me that this afternoon you can meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen and really let it go at a Frozen Christmas Party in aid of the Headway Charity, in memory of Brownhills hit and run victim Jamey Coleman.
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Funeral arrangements for Gareth Perrins-Seedhouse

Following my post a few days ago where I shared the awful news that Gareth Perrins-Seedhouse had passed away, I received a lovely and very kind email from Mick Roseblade, a close friend of the family, who’s also asked me to publicise the arrangements for Gareth’s funeral.
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On the loss of a great, great man

It is with great sadness and a large degree of personal grief that I must share the tragic news that Brownhills lad, Walsall Council Parks guy and top fundraiser Gareth Perrins-Seedhouse yesterday passed away following a tenacious and long fight with cancer.
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Walsall Councillor Tim Oliver: my condolences

I’ve just picked up from Social Media and the Pheseay Park Farm Labour Party blog thet Walsall Labour group Leader and Coucillor for Birchills-Leamore has sadly passed away following a period of illness – my condolences, and I’m sure those of readers, go out to the Oliver family, friends and party comrades.

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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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Jamey Coleman hit and run – police appeal for further information

West Midlands Police continue their enquiries into the tragic death of local lad Jamey Coleman, who died following a hit and run accident at the junction of the A5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014.
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Brownhills fatal hit run – Police issue statement

Following the fatal hit and run incident at the junction of the a5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014, there has been huge interest and sympathy from the community – West midlands Police issued the following statement a few minutes ago…
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Fatal hit and run in Brownhills – appeal for help

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Django unchanged

It’s been over a year now since I noted the sad news of the passing of Paul Degville, jazz musician extraordinaire and leading light in the formerly little recorded jazz scene that existed around the Crown Pub in Brownhills in the 1970s.

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Police appeal for witnesses to fatal road collision in Walsall Wood

This sad news released just now from Walsall Police – sadly, the gentleman involved in the accident this morning in Walsall Wood has died.
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Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

Sad news spotted on Twitter and Facebook this evening – it seems a motorcyclist in his twenties died at the scene following a collision with a lorry near the Rising Sun island on the A5, Brownhills.

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An overwhelming sense of duty

Sister Dora is a beloved, dear heroine of Walsall; remembered long after her passing, she is a local heroine whose memory shines like a light in the grim, darkened industrial past of Walsall – her statue – finally restored to it’s rightful place on The Bridge, in the town centre – still sees regular laying of flowers and visits by those interested in the remarkable history it records.

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A request from the Degville Family

A touching and lovely message comes to me from Jackie and Sammie Degville, who are undertaking the race for life in aid of Cancer Research in honour of their beloved husband and father Paul Degville, who died following a protracted battle with the illness in January.
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In memorial: Paul Degville

Following on from the sad news of the passing of Paul Degville, Ian Bourne has been back in touch to ask if I’d let readers know about a memorial service taking place on the 23rd January in Ledbury, and to thank readers for their kind wishes and memories.
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A sad announcement

A few people have contacted me now to inform me of the sad passing of Paul Degville. Paul was a great musician and his music played a fascinating part in Brownhills musical history.

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Consequences

This is an interesting newspaper item sent to me by keen reader Ian Bourne. I’m not sure of the date or the newspaper it came from, but it’s certainly around the last war looking and the adjacent adverts before I … Continue reading

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Tragic crash on the A5 last night

Last night (Friday, 17th June 2011) there was a bad accident at the junction of the B5011 Chase Road and the A5 watling Street in Newtown, Brownhills. The accident was between a heavy goods vehicle and a Kia Ri0, two … Continue reading

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Charges brought in Daisy Myring Murder enquiry

This morning, I asked Jo Hunt, Press Officer with West Midlands Police for a statement on the charges brought in the Daisy Myring murder investigation currently ongoing in Brownhills. Jo has very kindly obtained a statement for Brownhills Blog readers … Continue reading

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Grandson makes emotional appeal in murder investigation

West Midlands Police have this morning (7th June 2011) issued another statement on the ongoing investigation into the awful murder of Albion Road pensioner Daisy Myring. It’s critical that we nail these people. So far, police have had little information … Continue reading

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Police send letter to residents in Albion Road and surrounds

Gina Lycett of West Midlands Police has asked me to republish a letter the force has sent to residents in the Albion Road/Hussey Estate area this afternoon. Following a rather speculative report in the Daily Mail, many residents seem to … Continue reading

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Police move to quash rumours regarding Brownhills murder investigation

This statement issued by West Midlands Police, 2nd June 2011 Murder inquiry further update – quashing rumours – Brownhills 2 June 2011 Police investigating the death of 92-year-old Daisy Myring have moved to quash unfounded local rumours that her house … Continue reading

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Latest police statement on Brownhills murder inquiry.

Here’s the latest from West Midlands Police on the dreadful death of the elderly lady in Albion Road, Brownhills, yesterday. This is an atrocious crime, and if you have any information at all, please contact the police. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Police issue statement about death investigation in Albion Road

I’m aware there’s much gossip circulating about this awful incident, both around town, and on social media. Be wary of what you hear. This is an awful situation, a tragic loss and certainly very shocking. Can I suggest that people … Continue reading

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