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Pigeon post

Homing and racing pigeons are strong in the hearts of local folk – there was at one time a huge pigeon keeping culture in Brownhills and Walsall Wood, now sadly on the wane and I can remember being in the Black Cock pub in Bullings Heath, Walsall Wood in the early 90s on a Friday evening and watching as the local club clocked in birds and prepared for the weekend’s sport.
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On the way back home

This is footage of pigeon fanciers preparing their birds for racing, I think between 1957 and 1962 – the film, as you can see, seems to centre on Ogley Hay Club (note it has no soundtrack, sadly).Untitled Continue reading

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There’s plenty going on…

Bonita Clayton, of Brownhills Community Association, has been in touch with a couple of flyers for events and information relating to happenings at the old Central Boys School, just off the miner island in Brownhills.
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