Tag Archives: July

2017 Chasewater Grand Prix – this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday (15th and 16th July 2017) will be quite a special weekend for the local powerboat community as Chasewater hosts the PowerBoatGP 2017 Chasewater Grand Prix at our favourite reservoir and country park.


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See familiar places from a different perspective with Lichfield Discovered this Saturday!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Saturday afternoon photo walk around Lichfield, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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No longer up the creek – Millfield School’s canoe returned!

Earlier today, I had the sad task of requesting help in tracing the scumbags who nicked a canoe and other sporting kit from Millfield School in Catshill, Brownhills.

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Sports equipment stolen from Millfield School

I’m sad to say Millfield School in Catshill, Brownhills, has had their sport shed broken into twice in recent weeks, and sporting equipment has been taken – including a bright red canoe.
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July 1995 – Brownhills Carnival

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 70 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1995 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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July 1994 – Amazing feat in L.A. – but dragging feet in Clayhanger

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 58 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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July 1993 – Sister’s anguish over grave theft

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 46 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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April 1993 – Community Student wins place at university

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 43 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1993 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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March 1993 – Shire Oak goes grant maintained

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 42 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1993 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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February 1993 – Dead-end village as bridge is renewed

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 41 of the long lost freesheet, from February 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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January 1993 – Drugs Indifference

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 40 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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December 1992 – Governors respond

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 39 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1992 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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November 1992 – ‘The Community Cemetery’ – or is it?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 38 of the long lost freesheet, from November 1992 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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October 1992 – Police Station to stay open

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 37 of the long lost freesheet, from October 1992 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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September 1992 – Brownhills Bobbies

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 36 of the long lost freesheet, from ASeptember 1992 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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August 1992 – Post Office Telethon effort

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 35 of the long lost freesheet, from August 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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July 1992 – Brownhills Carnival story and pictures

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 34 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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July 1991 – Litter louts attacked (The missing issue is found!)

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 22 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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Our back pages

There has been an extraordinary response to the old Brownhills Gazette issues I’ve been featuring on the blog, and testerday I featured issue 23, from August 1991 – so far I’ve run all issues in sequence, but sadly, issue 22 of July 1991 is missing from the collection, so I had to skip it.

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Eine kleine Nachtmarket

Well, it was a balmy summer evening, and the atmosphere was carnival-like and relaxed. There were loads more stalls than last time, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
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