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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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Scouting for assistance!

I have been contacted by John Currie of the 2nd Brownhills Scouts who’d like to appeal to folk who could help the group thrive and grow in the coming year.
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Brownhills riding stables in appeal for rugs and kit – cash waiting. Can you help?

Freind of the blog and operator of local riding stable Stevie Ansell has been in touch with a request – she’s got cash waiting for spare horse rugs and grooming kit that you may wish to sell or donate to the stables, which as regular readers know does so much for local kids and charities.

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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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Aldridge Cinema – Frozen singalong this afternoon!

Late, I know, but there’s a full screening of popular Disney film Frozen with singalong lyrics at Aldridge Cinema this afternoon – it’s £6, and you may just get in if you’re quick (I recommend contacting them on Facebook or calling 01922 442661 to see) – this is a great thing and I couldn’t let it go unannounced.

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Aldridge Cinema – Frozen singalong this afternoon!

Late, I know, but there’s a full screening of popular Disney film Frozen with singalong lyrics at Aldridge Cinema this afternoon – it’s £6, and you may just get in if you’re quick (I recommend contacting them on Facebook or calling 01922 442661 to see) – this is a great thing and I couldn’t let it go unannounced.

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Aldridge Cinema – come see Minions this afternoon!

I’m pleased to noted that the project to start a community cinema at Aldridge Youth Theatre is a continuing success, and Saturday afternoon screenings continue.
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Aldridge Cinema – come see The Spongebob Movie this afternoon!

I’m pleased to noted that the project to start a community cinema at Aldridge Youth Theatre is a continuing success, and Saturday afternoon screenings return today.

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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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Aldridge Cinema – come see Big Hero 6 this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 23rd May 2015), Aldridge Cinema are showing family feelgood film Big Hero 6. – it’s just £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.
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Aldridge Cinema – come see Paddington the Movie this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 4th April 2015), Aldridge Cinema at the Youth Theatre are showing Paddington the Movie – it’s only £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.

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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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Aldridge Cinema – come see The Lego Movie this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 21st March 2015), Aldridge Cinema at the Youth Theatre are showing The Lego Movie – it’s only £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.
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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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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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Moving pictures – cinema returns to Aldridge

Regular readers will know well that I like to support community projects here on the blog, and anything that caters for the kids is particularly close to my heart – so here’s a bold and inspiring project I think we can all really get behind.
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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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Anyone fancy some detective work?

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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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Car accident in Short Street, Brownhills yesterday

I noticed the following in the twitter stream of @BloxwichFire, the account of Bloxwich Fire Service yesterday evening – It seems an ‘Elderly Gent’ rolled his car in Short Street, Brownhills yesterday afternoon, and a valiant passerby came to the rescue and righted it.
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Pictures from Brownhills Music Festival 2013

Well, the day came and despite very poor weather and a wind that would strip the paint from a Vauxhall, at the Brownhills Music Festival the music was great, the beer was fine and everyone seemed to have a good time.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – The stage is set

Well, it’s all done and dusted, they’re setting up and Brownhills is ready for it’s first music festival in decades – It’s going to be a grand day out for all, with great music, beer and good company throughout from 12 noon, Saturday, 17th August 2013.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – Not far away

It’s getting closer – the Brownhills Music Festival will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Shire Oak crossroads, Brownhills (or Walsall Wood if you please), next weekend on Saturday 17th August 2013.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – Running order announced

The running order of the Brownhills Music Festival has just been announced – this is the free event which will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Brownhills, on the 17th August 2013 features something for everyone, and it all takes place around and inside a great local pub with excellent ale and friendly locals.
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Loud, amplified grumbling

These days, I’ve come to realise that however old I get, this town will never cease to amaze me – just when you think you’ve seen it all, something rolls up, pokes you in the belly and blows raspberries at you.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – can you help a great event?

The Brownhills Music Festival will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Brownhills, on the 17th August 2013 – there will be something for everyone, and it all takes place around and inside a great local pub with excellent ale and friendly locals.
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