Tag Archives: Godfrey Hucker

Lose, and you’re in the drink!

Here’s a rather wonderful, quick photo to get the grey matter going amongst the readership – yesterday, Godfrey ‘Oakparkrunner’ Hucker sent me the above excellent photo, sourced from Linda Robottom, of a Walsall Wood tug of war team.
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Start me up!

I’m hoping some of the transport buffs or maybe even Ralph Ferrie expert Tony Winn might be able to help with this one that partner-in-crime [Howmuch?] found this week in a junkshop – what appears to be a press photo of one of Ralph’s vintage trucks, with a young lad pulling on the starting handle.
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Chasewater Railway – lots to do today and tomorrow!

I see that Chasewater Railway, the preserved line and hidden gem at Chasewater, have a Jubille Street Party on tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June 2012. It’s at Brownhills West station (The one near the Chasewater Innovation Centre and South Shore), and … Continue reading

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Bird on a wire

Last week, reader Mike posted the following comment on my ‘About…’ page, which I thought would be worth pulling out into the light. Mike asked: Is there anyone out there who remembers way back in 1955/6 a Troupe who appeared … Continue reading

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Fishing the depths

As predicted when I posted, the Express & Star seemed to have trouble locating Walsall Wood, despite my directions. In fact, they seemed to have trouble finding their arse with both hands. Yet again, a reporter was despatched who either … Continue reading

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Blessed are the mischievous

I have no idea who did this. You are geniuses, and I salute you. One of the most brilliant acts of urban humour to have been seen in the Wood for a long time. Bravo! The image has been kindly … Continue reading

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Past trucking

Shortly after compiling the last post about the great local history chronicler and raconteur Godfrey ‘Oakparkrunner’ Hucker, he kindly sent me another great contribution. I am indebted to Godfrey and as ever, cannot thank him enough for his wonderful memories, … Continue reading

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Keep on running…

It’s too long overdue, but I’d just like to tip my metaphorical hat in the direction of Godfrey Hucker, better known as Oakparkrunner. Godfrey is a stalwart contributor to The Brownhills Blog – if it’s about our town and being … Continue reading

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Never forget.

They joined for many reasons To march, to sail to fly They went where they were posted But nobody joins to die Their leaders talk on TV What else could we have done? But those leaders lost no daughters And … Continue reading

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