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Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has sent the above image of the members of Clayhanger Working Men’s Club around 1953, and is trying to identify as many people in the picture as he can.
Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has sent the above image of a local football team and is desperately trying to identify the unknown chap (who is, I believe centre front row).
Last week I noted that the wonderful Brian Stringer had a new book out about his times being involved with community football with local teams Clayhanger Colts Under 12s and Walsall Wood FC.
It’s always nice to see local folk writing about local history, their lives and experiences and their view of the world – and one of the best locally is community activist Brian Stringer, who wrote to me yesterday to tell me he has a new book for sale chronicling his involvement with local community football.
If you’re in Brownhills on Saturday, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent ‘Clayhanger Kid Two: The Teenage Years’, the sequel to his very successful first ‘Clayhanger Kid’ book.
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West Midlands Police has now updated their press statement from yesterday,(26th July 2012) relating to their arrests in connection with the flashing incidents in Brownhills and North Walsall. 12/07/2012 Police in Walsall are continuing to investigate a series of indecent … Continue reading →
At last – this statement released by West Midlands Police at 6:30am. my criticism in the last post still stands. 12/07/2012 POLICE IN WALSALL are investigating a series of indecent exposures and are urging the public to come forward with … Continue reading →
Hmmm. This is odd. In the past, West Midlands Police have been happy to communicate with the residents of Brownhills via press releases, often requested in response to specific incidents. The police have always been pleased with this arrangement and … Continue reading →
This is another heads up for readers interested in local history, particularly of the Stonnall area. Julian Ward-Davies and fellow Stonnall historian Susan-Marie Ward have been busy compiling another great historical paper, this time about Keeper’s Cottage, the now crumbling, … Continue reading →
Long term readers and local history buffs will recall reader, contributor and friend of the Brownhills Blog Steve Hickman supplying material relating to his great grandfather, Joseph William Taylor, master bricklayer and craftsman of Stonnall. Well, Steve Hickman and Julian … Continue reading →
If you’re in Brownhills tomorrow, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent and popular book ‘The Clayhanger Kid’. Now available in a limited reprint after the first issue sold out within a … Continue reading →
While we’re on the subject of the Hickman family, Steve contacted me with an interesting photo of his great grandfather, William Taylor, with this fascinating bit of local history. In all the focus on the mines and allied trades locally, … Continue reading →
1902, Second Edition Ordnance Survey map, of Stonnall, 1:10000 scale. Click the image to download the high-quality PDF. It’s with great thanks that I can share the above map with the readers of The Brownhills Blog – found in a … Continue reading →
Thanks to everyone who responded to my call for assistance in finding Robert Webster, creator and curator of the now-offline Webster’s Genealogy and Local History site. Thanks to diligent work by both @ziksby and @JoshWilliams94 (who both turned up the … Continue reading →