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Two very distinctive bikes stolen from Rugeley: Keep your eyes out bike folks

Here’s a sad one that came to my attention late last night – but I feel asleep writing the post, sorry. Can everyone please keep a lookout for two missing bikes and bike parts, stolen locally on Thursday night-Friday morning … Continue reading

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Christmas at Brownhills Community Centre

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for December 2017 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

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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.
Smart close- range soccer, clever turns, positive running and passing by both teams brings frequent appreciative applause during this contest. Continue reading

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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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Our Village – a great new local history book for Aldridge – out now and selling fast!

There are a handful of great local history books out at the moment, just in time for Christmas, that would makes great gifts for those with a local interest – last week I noted the new book on Brownhills pubs by Clive Roberts, and I’m posting today to point up the new book by Sue Satterthwaite and Len Boulton covering Aldridge.

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Lamping it!

Brownhills Community Association have been busy, and recently got in touch to point out that they have a great new arts and performance space in the refurbished former school hall which is now called The Lamp.

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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre in 2016!

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.
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Chasewater Rangers Rant Winter 2015

Following the popularity of the previous issues, I’m posting here the Chasewater Rangers Rant newsletter for Winter 2015, and it’s rather good, I have to say – paper copies are available free from the Innovation Centre.

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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre…

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

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December 1994 – Is the government really fit to govern?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 63 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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May 1994 – Sad loss of Terry Clarke

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 56 of the long lost freesheet, from May 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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April 1994 – Industrialists at war with neighbour

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 55 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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March 1994 – Plans to replace eyesore buildings

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 54 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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February 1994 – Local trader purchases derelict buildings

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 53 of the long lost freesheet, from Febuary 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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January 1994 – Are we being pushed out again?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 52 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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December 1993 – Brownhills School – run successfully on the premise of care

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 51 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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July 1992 – Brownhills Carnival story and pictures

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 34 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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June 1992 – Rumours, rumours, rumours

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 33 of the long lost freesheet, from June 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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May 1992 – Proposed development of Sandhills

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 32 of the long lost freesheet, from May 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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April 1992 – Diamonds are Forever for Local Pair

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 31 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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March 1992 – Are we on our own at night and hounded by day?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 30 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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February 1992 – Tenants fed up of being fobbed off

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January 1992 – Parking problem reaches boiling point

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 28 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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December 1991 – A prayer for Christmas

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 27 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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The weather wins as Walsall Wood draw with The Mikes

Boxing Day afternoon (26th December 2014), Walsall Wood F.C. played Boldmere St. Michaels at Oak Park and the match sadly ended early in a draw due to the inclement weather, a decision which caused some surprise in the crowd.

 And eventually the match was abandoned, after 25 minutes of the second half played, and with the scores at 2 – 2. Image kindly supplied by David Evans. Continue reading

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Shire Oak just reopened with new landlord!

After some weeks being closed, the Shire Oak Pub has today reopened with a new landlord – so if you’re in the locality and fancy a Christmas drink, why not give it a pop?

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Walsall Wood honour old friend with 6-1 victory over Saints

Yesterday afternoon (Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Heather St Johns at Oak Park, and put in a stellar performance of brilliant football.
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Wood men beat Continental Star, but no Christmas cracker

Yesterday afternoon (Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December 2013), Walsall Wood FC faced Continental Star at Oak Park.P1000909 Continue reading

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