Tag Archives: Friezland Lane

Bill Barnard: Club classic!

One subject I’m continually looking for information about (and haven’t turned up a great deal, if I’m perfectly honest which is a bit sad in a whole decade) is that of Friezland Lane Working Mens Club in Shire Oak. This … Continue reading

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Crowning glory

One subject that has precious little presence in the historical record, yet keeps cropping up again and again is that of the local Working Mens Clubs.
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Be alert – Van burglary in Shire Oak

A reader living at the Chester Road end of Friezland Lane in Shire Oak has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that he had his van broken into and tools stolen last night (Tuesday 21st-Wednesday 22nd April 2015).

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Be alert – Vehicle vandalism incidents in Shire Oak

A reader living in the Commonside/Friezland Lane area of Shire Oak has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that he had his van windscreen smashed by vandals this evening (28th January 2015) at about 8:35pm as the van was parked outside his house.

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Smooth operators

Here’s a nice one to run for a change – a few days ago the young David Evans dropped me a line to tell me how impressed he was with the new road surface recently laid in Friezland Lane, Shire Oak by Tarmac LaFarge working for Walsall Council.
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Road closure in Brownhills from tomorrow

I see that tomorrow, Friezland Lane in Shire Oak will be closed from 9am-5pm by Walsall Council for ten days for much needed resurfacing works – this is good news for residents and folk who use this cut through, but may cause delays and disruption to busses that use the route.
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The Clubmen

Here’s a good one found by reader and local historian Clive Roberts, on the subject of Friezlane Lane Working Men’s Club, which I made an appeal for information about last week.
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Friezland Lane Working Men’s Club: help needed!

Reader Ant Hill got in touch a week ago (sorry about the delay…) and asked the following question:
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Lindon Road, Brownhills, shut again Sunday

Following the warning from last week about road closures to facilitate resurfacing at the Anchor Bridge Junction and from the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.

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Lindon Road, Brownhills, closed today

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around Brownhills over the next week or so. From a mixture of the Walsall Roadworks Update (a press release sent to folks like me) and the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.
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Friezand Lane crash: Express & Star reporting at it’s best

Following yesterday’s dreadful crash in Friezland Lane, Brownhills, the story has started to make the local news sites. I note with some amusement that the Express & Star reporter, although apparently being able to find the site of the crash … Continue reading

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Freizland Lane accident: Statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service

I’ve just received this update from West Midlands Ambulance service. Thursday 26th April – 9.00pm – Suzie Fothergill. Six teenagers have been injured following a road traffic collision in Brownhills this afternoon. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the … Continue reading

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Accident this afternoon in Friezland Lane, Shire Oak?

It seems that this afternoon there was a car accident involving a single vehicle at a bus stop in Friezland Lane, Shire Oak. As usual, the rumour mill is in overdrive. PC Richard Stanley, of West Midlands Police, has just … Continue reading

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Enoch Pagett, builder: A very local history

I had another great piece incoming from David Evans while I was ill. David has been incredibly busy lately, sleuthing around The Wood to bring readers of the blog a whole tranche of articles, scans and memories from locals who … Continue reading

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A Fold on the map

This one has largely, I’m sad to say, passed me by. In the run up to Christmas, subsequent busying about and illness, I’ve not had time to dedicate myself to this particular subject, for which I apologise wholeheartedly. David Evans … Continue reading

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Upcoming road closures in Brownhills

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around the Shire Oak area in the coming week or so. The signage around the area pointing up the works … Continue reading

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