Tag Archives: John Daft

Doing the Locomotion

Back last weekend, local wildlife expert, ecologist and local historian Chaz Mason got in touch, asking for help with a picture of an old steam locomotive that he’s got hold of – he wasn’t sure about the origins of the engine, but thought it was something unusual.SAM_1118 Continue reading

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Happening now – Chasewater Railway spring gala!

Bit late, I know, but it’s a nice day, and the Chasewater Railway Spring Gala is happening all weekend. Headsup to the wonderful Chasewaterstuff, quietly plugging away for Brownhill’s best kept secret. Don’t forget that for the less railway-focussed members … Continue reading

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Far from daft… Talk today at Walsall Local History Centre, 2:30pm

Those readers with long memories will recall reader and researcher at Walsall Local History Centre, Paul Ford appealing here on the blog for information about an autograph/sketchbook that had come into the possession of the archive. Paul wondered if it may … Continue reading

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Far from daft…

Those readers with long memories will recall reader and researcher at Walsall Local History Centre, Paul Ford appealing here on the blog for information about an autograph/sketchbook that had come into the possession of the archive. Paul wondered if it may … Continue reading

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Is John Daft in the house?

I received a wonderful note from yesterday from Paul Ford, top local historian and researcher at Walsall Local History Centre. Paul has found a bit of ephemera from the turn of the last century which he thinks may be of … Continue reading

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Station to station

I’ve received a great contribution from long-time reader, contributor and top local history operative John Daft. John, who has been involved with so many local history articles on The Brownhills Blog, has again come up trumps with some local history … Continue reading

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