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Did you see this hit and run collision in Lichfield Road last night?

Witnesses are being sought to a very unpleasant traffic incident last night on the Lichfield Road in Brownhills, between Grasmere Gardens and the Co-op Corner junction with Ogley/Chase roads – I actually passed the aftermath of this and the car in question looked very seriously damaged.

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Laptop and Xbox stolen in Brownhills burglary – please keep a lookout

Just a quick headsup to anyone offered a cheap Lenovo Laptop or X-Box locally: There’s every chance they’re stolen property, as these items were taken in a burglary from a flat in Brownhills High Street yesterday (Tuesday 18th July 2017).

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Update: Recent spate of burglaries in our area

Following my general warning about local burglaries a couple of days ago, there’s an update to the post from reader Sophie whose mum lives in New Road, Brownhills.

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Recent spate of burglaries in our area – be vigilant, folks.

A general warning folks: there seems to be an increase in burglaries locally in the last week, either where stuff has been stolen or where raiders have been scared off.
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Shocking walk-in burglary in Brownhills – take care, folks.

A troubling burglary took place in Ogley hay this weekend, when on the evening of Saturday, 27th May 2017 opportunist thieves walked into the house of an old friend of the blog and took a purse and a Dell laptop, while the lady who lives there was at home.
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Hugo the dog safe and well back home!

Please share as widely as possible – this is urgent, a friend of the blog has asked me to share this stolen dog alert – the above dog was snatched in Ogley Park off Saddler Road in Brownhills this afternoon by two lads.
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We got us a couple of found dogs!

It seems we have a pair of found hounds in the town this evening – first up is this gorgeous brindle-looking Staffie found in Narrow Lane by old friend of the blog and top ginger singer Rose Maria Burnell.

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The Electric Movie

I’ve been asking for years for more material on Crabtree and other local factories, as I’m sure there’s an untapped and rich seem of material to be found from these great lost local employers – but sadly little has emerged.

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Suspicious activity in Brownhills: Be on your guard

A strange one reaches me via a reader on Facebook – it seems there’s been an odd trio of people operating in Lichfield Road, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 3rd December 2016), and in the current climate it seems best to be safe and warn readers to be aware.

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Another burglary this week in Brownhills – be on your guard

It seems the shed, garage and outbuilding burglars are still out and about in Brownhills and the wider area, so please take care – in the last few days, friend of the blog Jane Booth has written to me to tell me that her garage was broken into this week.
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Great news – Woody the cat returns home!

Leoni Thacker has been in touch to let us know that Woody, the lovely ginger and white cat who went missing from the Lichfield Road area of Brownhills in the last few days, turned up safe and well this morning at 1:00am!
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Missing ginger and white cat – can you help please?

Leoni Thacker has been in touch to ask readers to look out for her cat, who’s gone missing from the Claverdon Close area of Brownhills (That’s just off the Lichfield Road near the Memo) following some building work.

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Fire at National Tyre in Brownhills this evening

If you’re wondering what all the sirens were in Brownhills early this evening (Thursday, 21st April 2016), there was a fairly large fire broke out at National Tyres, just at Co-op Corner, on the junction of Lichfield Road and Ogley Road.

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Road accident at Sandhills – avoid if you can

Thanks to reader Stephen Hill, I can share the news that there’s been a road traffic collision at what appears to be the junction between the A461 Lichfield Road and Barracks/Cartersfield Lane at Sandhills , between Shire Oak and Muckley Corner.
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Accident in Sadler Road this evening?

I know very little about this one but friend of the blog @AntrigbyAjrigby tweeted me tonight (9:15pm Friday 17th July 2015) to say there had been an accident in Sadler Road, Brownhills, and the the road was closed with the junction of Lichfield Road.
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The Electric Co.

Sometimes, something comes in unexpectedly that puts a huge smile on your face, just for the sheer rarity value of it – and the email I received a couple of days ago from Mike Blakeway in South Australia did just that.

Crabtree B'hills 1975ish red

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Missing from home: Charlie the cat

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Chris Wharton, who lives at the bottom of Sandhills on the Lichfield Road near Shore Oak – his beloved ginger and white puss Charlie went out this morning and hasn’t come home.

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Shed burglaries in Shire Oak overnight: did you see anything?

Terri Fallon Nicholls from Lichfield Road in Shire Oak has been in touch today regarding the fact that her shed, and that of a near neighbour were burgled in the early hours of Saturday, 30th August 2014.

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Browhills canal assault: police issue statement

Yesterday I posted a warning and appeal for information after a local lady walking her two dogs was assaulted on the section of canal in Brownhills between the Lichfield Road and Chase Road Bridges: this area is at the side of the Castings factory, and often called ‘The Chemical’.

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Assault on dog walker in Brownhills: take care people

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News is circulating locally via a Facebook status that in recent days, a local lady walking her two dogs was assaulted on the section of canal between the Lichfield Road and Cahase Road Bridges: this area is at the side of the Castings factory, and often called ‘The Chemical’. Continue reading

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Urgent! Distraction burglary in Shire Oak yesterday…

Yet again, the brilliant Shire Oak group on Facebook draws my attention to crime in the area; this time a distraction burglary in Shire Oak yesterday afternoon (Friday, 25th April 2014).

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When Mom wasn’t pleased to see me

Here’s another great instalment from the series I started a couple of months ago, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.

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The disappearing fish

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Follow that elephant!

I thought I’d continue today with the third article in the series I started a couple of weeks ago, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.
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I carried the line-prop!

I thought I’d continue today with another article in the series I started last week, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.

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In the beginning

I’ve got some great stuff coming up. But here’s a taste of something really exciting from reader and New Year competition winner Fred Butler. I give you… the start of Crabtree, Brownhills, in 1954.
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Walsall Road, Springhill: on Islands

I note from a a number of email enquiries that there has been some controversy of late locally; a plan has existed for some time now to construct a new cemetery at Springhill on the Walsall (Lichfield) Road, between Shire Oak and Muckley Corner.
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From one end to the other…

Here’s another ride video of Walsall Wood and Brownhills for the expats, exiles and vicarious cyclists, but especially Trevor in Australia. Hope all is going well, old chap, and that the treatment isn’t knocking you about too much. We’re all thinking of … Continue reading

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Cycling up The Wood

Yesterday (Saturday, 1st September 2012) was a nice day, particularly in the late afternoon. I’ve just got a copy of Final Cut for editing videos, and was keen to have a play, so I thought I’d turn out another ride … Continue reading

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The Lost City

No, not the infamous and somewhat notorious housing estate in Tipton, but Brownhills. These photos are postcards currently for sale on everyone’s favourite tat bazaar, eBay, interestingly, all the way from a seller in Australia. Both cards are used, and … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood – A short history by Margaret Brice

The readers of this humble blog really are remarkable people. No sooner had I mentioned yesterday that I was looking for a copy of Margaret Brice’s Walsall Wood book, than I had two readers offering me copies. Reader and top … Continue reading

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The Ivy League

I’ve just had this one come in this afternoon from reader, contributor and all round top chap David Evans. It’s jarred me awake a little, as I know a reader locally to be researching this very subject, so I’m posting … Continue reading

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Paradise lost… then found again.

Today, I received my very own copy of the excellent work, ‘Brownhills: A Walk Into History with Gerald Reece’. Up to know, I’ve been managing with photocopies and scans of critical parts of the work, and fortunately, a book search … Continue reading

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Third Avenue house fire covered in the Express & Star

The Walsall Express & Star have the story of the house fire in Third Avenue, Brownhills on Saturday night now online. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. My sympathies to the unfortunate family involved in what must have been a terrifying incident. … Continue reading

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Fire in Brownhills last night?

I’ve become aware from social media that last night there was a house fire in, I think, The Avenues area of Brownhills. Does anyone have any further information they’d like to share? Fellow Brownhills blogger BrownhillsBarry posted a picture of … Continue reading

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Robbery in Brownhills: can you help?

I’ve been sent this press release from West Midlands Police, who are justifiably concerned that they catch the people responsible for this nasty incident. If you saw anything, or have any suspicion that you know who these scum are, please … Continue reading

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Sadler Road closure this Saturday!

Just a quick headsup to point out that Sadler Road in Brownhills will be closed at the junction of Lichfield Road from tonight (Friday 15th April 2011) until Sunday (17th April 2011) for sewer works. The works are being undertaken … Continue reading

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Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – one way running next week

  A few folk seem concerned about an upcoming road closure in Shire Oak, so I just thought I’d publicise it here. From Sunday, 10th April 2011, traffic will be one way only on the Lichfield Road, Shire Oak, between … Continue reading

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The distant local

For this week’s (somewhat delayed, my apologies) old pictures post I decided to dive into the warmth of the local boozer. Brownhills and Walsall Wood have had many hostelries over the years, some long gone, some more recent casualties of … Continue reading

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Junction issues? Lichfield Road A461 & Coppice/Brookland Roads (via Councillor Mike Flower)

I just thought I’d bring to wider attention a very interesting post by Walsall Wood Councillor Mike Flower, posted to his blog today. In it, Mike addresses some perceived issues with the junction by the library in Walsall Wood, and … Continue reading

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Shot down

On Friday, 30th July 2010, six days after publishing an alarmist, flawed and shoddy scare story about Lichfield Road in Brownhills being ‘gun-plagued’, subsequently proven utterly wrong by West Midlands Police, the Walsall edition of the Express & Star contained this … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police respond to ‘Alarmist’ gun crime story

This morning, 29th July 2010, regular reader and helpful sort Roger Jones – @ziksby on twatter – supplied this comment in response to my ‘Shot in the foot‘ post, which was attempting to locate the truth behind an unpleasant, sensationalist … Continue reading

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Shot in the foot

On Saturday, 24th July 2010, the Walsall Edition of the Express & Star ran a story that really annoyed me. The story also appeared online at the same time – you can see a screenshot of the story below in … Continue reading

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Upcoming road closures in Brownhills

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around the Shire Oak area in the coming week or so. The signage around the area pointing up the works … Continue reading

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