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Plea to find family of deceased former Rushall man

Walsall Client Welfare Services Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Walsall resident Mr. Ronald Arthur Smith, who passed away in Parklands Court Nursing Home, Bloxwich on the 29th July 2017.

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Important appeal: Did you know Leslie Horton?

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council this week and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives of John Elkes

Another important appeal for readers of the blog – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (24th April 2017) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.

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Important appeal: Did you know James Green?

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council this week and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.


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Appeal – do you know Barbara Roberts, formerly of Valley View?

Hi folks, an unusual enquiry please but I hope it’s one the readership might be able to help with.
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Appeal – did you know Kathleen Coley?

Hi folks, an unusual enquiry please but I hope it’s one the readership might be able to help with.
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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives of several patients

Another important appeal for readers of the blog – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital yesterday, Tuesday 31st January 2017 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.

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Important appeal: Did you know Brian Turley?

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council yesterday, September 5th 2016 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives Norman Smith

Another important appeal for readers of the blog – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (19th August 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.
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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives of a patient

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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives of two patients

This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (28th June 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.
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Urgent appeal: Walsall NHS Trust looking for relatives of three patients

This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (7th June 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.
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Plea to find family of man who passed away in Walsall sheltered accommodation

We seem to have had a lot of appeals in the last twelve months to trace the family of local deceased people – but I make no apology for running another one; these appeals are essential, and I really feel for anyone who passes away alone.

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Important appeal: Do you know Ian Turner or Rendell Woods?

This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (2nd February 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.

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Important appeal: Do you know Kenneth Rogers?

This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Monday (18th January 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.

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Do you know the Perrett family?

I’m looking for any local relatives of Mary Margaret Perrett who passed away in Burntwood a few years ago – Mary lived with her husband, who is also sadly no longer with us – as far as I’m aware, they had lived in Burntwood for a number of years.
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Plea to find family of man who passed away in Walsall hospice

Walsall Environmental Heath Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Walsall resident Mr. Raymond Francis, who passed away in St. Giles Hospice, Goscote recently.

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Walsall Environmental Heath Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Walsall resident Mr. Raymond Francis, who passed away in St. Giles Hospice, Goscote recently.
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Plea to find family of deceased former British Rail employee

Walsall Environmental Heath Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Walsall resident Mr. George Brian Leach, who passed away in Parklands Court Nursing Home, Bloxwich on the 4th August 2015.

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On now – 2015 Walsall Wood Family Fit ‘n’ Fun Day

Now that summer is here, the nights have opened out and hopefully the good weather is at last upon us, why not take the family up to Oak Park today (Saturday 4th July 2015)?
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2015 Walsall Wood Family Fit ‘n’ Fun Day this Saturday

Now that summer is here, the nights have opened out and hopefully the good weather is at last upon us, why not take the family up to Oak Park this Saturday 4th July 2015?

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1940s Wartime Family Fun Day in Pelsall this Saturday!

This Saturday, 27th June 2015 sees the Pelsall 1940s Wartime Family Fun Day, with lots to see and do in the village, focussed on the common and High Street areas.
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Armed Forces Week events in Pelsall start tomorrow!

I think readers know I’m keen to support and promote armed forces charities, events and all things Remembrance here on the blog, and so I thought I’d flag up this pair of events being put on by the Royal British Legion’s Pelsall Branch to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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Sitting on the wall

Here’s a great image sent to my by friend of the blog and community activist Linda Mason, who’s still turning out some of the greatest blog posts in Walsall but rarely gets the attention they merit.

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Plea for family of deceased Caldmore man

We seem to have had a lot of appeals in the last few months to trace the family of local deceased people – but I make no apology for running another one; these appeals are essential, and I really feel for anyone who passes away alone.
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Plea to find family of man who passed away in local hostel

Yet another in a sudden spate of requests from Walsall Council to help trace the family of unfortunate souls who passed away locally seemingly without immediate friends or relatives.
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Plea for family of deceased Darlaston man

We seem to have had a lot of appeals in the last few months to trace the family of local deceased people – but I make no apology for running another one; these appeals are essential, and I really feel for anyone who passes away alone.

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Important appeal: Did you know Janette Walker?

Yet another sad request of a type that happens from time to time from the Environmental Health Department at Walsall Council, who are looking to trace any relatives or friends of Janette Walker (previously Jan Griffin) from Willenhall who has sadly passed away.

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One woman’s life

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Did any of you know Alan John Pickering?

Yet again, this is one of those requests that Walsall Council make periodically, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council on Friday, November 21st 2014 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

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Michael Syrett: Funeral arrangements announced

Way back on the 13th August 2014, I published a very sad appeal from the Walsall Council Environmental Health Team who were attempting to locate any remaining family of retired Darlsaton teacher and musician Michael Syrett, who died a few days earlier – sadly, no relatives were located, and the council has now released details of Mr. Syrett’s funeral.
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Michael Syrett: thanks for your help

Way back on the 13th August 2014, I published a very sad appeal from the Walsall Council Environmental Health Team who were attempting to locate any remaining family of Michael Syrett, who died a few days earlier.

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Important appeal: Did you know Michael Syrett?

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council last Wednesday, August 13th 2014 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.
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Police now ‘Gravely concerned’ for welfare of Amanda Hawkins

It’s now four weeks since Moxley resident Amanda Hawkins was last seen getting off a bus at the Barnets Lane stop on the Lichfield Road at Brownhills – and West Midlands Police now state that they are ‘gravely concerned’ for Amanda’s welfare.
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Amanda Hawkins still missing – police issue video appeal

It’s now two weeks to the day since Moxley resident Amanda Hawkins was last seen getting off a bus at the Barnets Lane stop on the Lichfield Road at Brownhills. Amanda’s family, carers and West Midlands Police are very, very concerned for her safety; Amanda suffers memory loss and mental health issues, requires daily medication and can be considered vulnerable.6 Continue reading

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Charles Bonner: Family now located, thank you

Yesterday (4th June 2024) Walsall Council issued an appeal to find relatives of Charles Bonner, who passed away in May at the Arboretum Nursing Home – well, thanks to the efforts of all involved, Mr. Bonner’s daughter has now been located.

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Important appeal: Did you know Charles Bonner?

This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – the following request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Council today (4th June 2014) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can, please do help.

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Walsall Wood Family Fit ‘n’ Fun Day – today!

Now that summer is here, the nights have opened out and hopefully the good weather is upon us, why not take the family up to Oak Park today (31st May 2014) – there, and at Walsall Wood Football club next door, you’ll find plenty of fitness and sport activities to get involved in, all absolutely free of charge.
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Great family event this Saturday!

Now that summer is here, the nights have opened out and hopefully the good weather is upon us, why not take the family up to Oak Park this Saturday (31st May 2014) – there, and at Walsall Wood Football club next door, you’ll find plenty of fitness and sport activities to get involved in, all absolutely free of charge.
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Family fun day at The Smithy’s Forge, next Monday

Deputy Manager of Brownhills Pub Smithys Forge, Matt Folan, has asked me to plug the Family Fun Day set to take place there next Monday (May 26th 2014) from 12-6pm – that’s the Smithys Forge Pub in Lichfield Road, Brownhills, just off the Miner Island.

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Before Rebecca

This is the blog of Rebecca, who spends a great deal of time with her mother adding names and background to family photos – this is a uniquely intimate and beautiful blog – not huge wordy posts, just great images with short explanatory passages, or longer tales as they crop up.
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Oak Park Family Fit’n’Fun Day this Saturday

Now that spring is here, the nights have opened out a little and the good weather is upon us, why not take the family up to Oak Park this Saturday afternoon- you’ll find plenty of fitness and sport activities to get involved in, free of charge.
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Family matters

We are looking for local parents and carers to get involved with a new project to help us create a film which will support parents/carers to develop confidence and enhance their skills to be able to talk to their children about sex and relationships with confidence.
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Brownhills Canoe Centre open event today!

Today – Sunday, the Canoe and Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills will be open to all with free introductory canoe sessions and lots of great activities.
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Brownhills Canoe Centre – get set for summer!

Friend of the blog Bonita Clayton has been in touch from Brownhills Community Association, and asked if I’d publicise an event, happening later this month and the Canoe & Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills.
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Those Craddocks in full…

The Craddocks are one of Brownhills most notable and mentioned families; they’re one of those names that just keeps cropping up whenever you delve into local history.
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Family Fit’n’Fun Day this weekend!

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