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Unexpected development in bagging area – Aldi buy Ravens Court

Well, this is the news I though I’d never share: 12 years after my first article here about Ravens Court and the then promise of Tesco’s new gold dream that crumbled to dust, it turns out bargain supermarket chain Aldi … Continue reading

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Pictures and video from Brownhills and Walsall Wood 2021 Remembrance Sunday

Today, Sunday 14th November 2021 saw the annual marking of Remembrance Day in the UK and I’m pleased to say the local area did both themselves and the fallen proud staging a whole range of parades and events that were … Continue reading

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Details of 2021 local Remembrance events – live list

This post is pinned to the top until Sunday – new material will appear below. Remembrance Sunday 2011 Aldridge, by Andrew Watson, posted in his Flickr photo stream. As usual in a normal year, I will try and share with … Continue reading

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Geof Harrington: A beautiful tribute by Martin Littler to an old friend

Following last week’s sad news of the passing of local historian, community stalwart, record breaking sprinter and Brownhills gentleman Geof Harrington, there has been an outpouring of sympathy and warm memories locally, particularly on social media. I have known few … Continue reading

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Brownhills loses a hero and true son: In memoriam Geof Harrington

It saddens me greatly to share the awful news with readers that hugely respected elder statesman of Brownhills Geof Harrington – a record breaking athlete in his younger days – passed away in his sleep on Saturday 23rd October 2021. He … Continue reading

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A steamy affair… And it’s on today, too!

Yesterday (Saturday 16th October 2021) I took the pilgrimage up the A515 to the generally biannual Steam Party event at Klondyke Mill in Draycott in the Clay, home of the North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club – It’s an event I … Continue reading

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Get some Iron, man – the 2021 Ironman triathlon hits Chasewater and South Staffordshire this Sunday

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that this Sunday (July 18th 2021), the sixth Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be staged, with a 1.2 mile early morning swim in Chasewater being amongst the highlights. Since the event consists … Continue reading

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Sandfields reopens for volunteers today!

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to share the latest news for local history enthusiasts and members of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group – Sandfields is … Continue reading

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Why not join the Orange Army litter pick this coming Sunday morning in Brownhills?

There is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills this Sunday, 18th October 2020 from 10am, meeting at Smithys Forge car park in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (Just off the Miner Island)  – all are welcome to join in … Continue reading

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Why not catch some great footy this evening? Walsall Wood play Selston at Oak Park

Tuesday 6th October 2020 The Wood entertain Selston FC at Oak Park! Come watch the lads at home this evening Kick off is 7:45pm STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED! Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of the … Continue reading

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Why not catch some great footy this afternoon? Walsall Wood play Redditch at Oak Park

Saturday 3rd October 2020 The Wood entertain Redditch United at Oak Park! Come watch the lads at home this afternoon Kick off is 3:00pm STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED! Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of … Continue reading

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Why not catch some great footy this evening? Walsall Wood play Lye at Oak Park

Tuesday 29th September 2020 The Wood entertain Lye Town at Oak Park! Come watch the lads at home this afternoon Kick off is 7:45pm STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED! Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of the … Continue reading

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Brownhills Central School: A 1930s mix?

A real treat here today for folks interested in Brownhills Central School and the history of education and schools in Brownhills, and a great addition to the tranche of photos from the same school some decades later sent in by Margaret … Continue reading

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Why not join this Sunday’s Walsall Wood community litter pick?

The next Walsall Wood community litter pick by Walsall Wood Wombles take place this  Sunday 20th September 2020 – and all are welcome to join in. The Wombles said: Reminder it’s the litter pick this Sunday! You need your own … Continue reading

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Why not join the Orange Army litter pick this morning in Brownhills?

There is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills this morning, Sunday, 13th September 2020 from 10am, meeting at Smithys Forge car park in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (Just off the Miner Island)  – all are welcome to join … Continue reading

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Why not join the Orange Army litter pick next Sunday morning in Brownhills?

There is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills next Sunday, 13th September 2020 from 10am, meeting at Smithys Forge car park in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (Just off the Miner Island)  – all are welcome to join in. … Continue reading

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Why not join the Orange Army litter pick this Saturday Brownhills?

There is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills this Saturday, 22nd August 2020 from 10am, meeting at the gates of Holland Park – all are welcome to join in. The pick is being organised by new local … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust to recommence their vital work

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to share the latest news for local history enthusiasts and members of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group – Sandfields is … Continue reading

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Get ready for the next Orange Army litter pick coming soon in Brownhills!

There is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills soon (Saturday 22nd July 2020) from 10am, meeting at the gates of Holland Park – all are welcome to join in. The pick is being organised by new local … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust April news update

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to share the latest newsletter of  the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group. In the current pandemic, the trust has had to … Continue reading

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March community litter pick in Shelfield this Sunday afternoon!

There’s a community litter pick this Sunday morning (15th March 2020) in Shelfield, organised by the fab Shelfield Pickers group. It kicks off at 1:00pm outside Shelfield wish Bar adjacent to the Spring Cottage junction. Wrap up warm! All gear will … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust March 2020 public meeting takes place this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening, Monday 9th March 2020 there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Woodmen emerge from the deep to sink Newark

Images and captions kindly supplied by David Evans Walsall Wood FC yesterday (Saturday 7th March 2020) got in what has been a very rare thing so far this year – a match at home, on a Saturday afternoon. With an … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust need volunteers – can you help save a great piece of history?

I know lots of you are looking for interesting volunteering opportunities locally – and here’s a fun one for people with a whole range of skills – helping to save Sandfields Pumping Station in Lichfield and turn it into a … Continue reading

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Got a little one? Would you like a stroll in the park this Monday morning?

I’ve always supported the wonderful parent and toddler walking and social group that took place weekly at Chasewater – Chasewater Strollers, which grew via the human dynamo of Esther Allen and others into the wonderful Spark movement in Burntwood – well, the … Continue reading

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Come join the community litter pick this Thursday morning in Brownhills!

Very late notice I know, but I’ve only just spotted that there is a community litter pick event taking place in Brownhills this morning (Thursday 27th February 2020) from 10am  until 12 noon starting at Brownhills Community Centre – and … Continue reading

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Got a little one? Fancy a stroll in the park this Monday morning?

I’ve always supported the wonderful parent and toddler walking and social group that took place weekly at Chasewater – Chasewater Strollers, which grew via the human dynamo of Esther Allen and others into the wonderful Spark movement in Burntwood – well, the … Continue reading

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Why not join Sunday’s Walsall Wood community litter picks?

The next Walsall Wood community litter pick by Walsall Wood Wombles take place on Sunday 23rd February 2019 – and all are welcome to join in. There will actually be two litter picks organised by the Womble group on the … Continue reading

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Why not join this weekend’s Walsall Wood community litter pick?

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there the next Walsall Wood community litter pick by Walsall Wood Wombles take place on Sunday 23rd February 2019 – and … Continue reading

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There’s a lovely coffee concert this afternoon in Brownhills!

Friend of the blog Chris Booth has been in touch to let me know about a rather nice Coffee Concert that’s due to take place this afternoon (Saturday 15th February 2020) at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, featuring … Continue reading

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Lichfield repair cafe February 2020 meet up – get together and get things fixed this afternoon!

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with the excellent Lichfield Repair Cafe project – which continues it’s regular residency this coming Saturday afternoon (Saturday 15th February … Continue reading

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Why not join the next Walsall Wood community litter pick?

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there the next Walsall Wood community litter pick by Walsall Wood Wombles take place on Sunday 23rd February 2019 – and … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust February 2020 public meeting takes place this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening, Monday 10 February 2020 there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Lye this afternoon

Saturday, 8th February 2020 The Wood are away to Lye town Come watch the lads at the Stourbridge Road ground Sports Ground, Stourbridge Road, Lye, DY9 7DH Kick off is 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of … Continue reading

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Community litter pick in Shelfield this Saturday morning!

There’s a community litter pick this Saturday morning (8th February 2020) in Shelfield, organised by the fab Shelfield Pickers group. It kicks off at 10:00am outside Kat’s Cabin Cafe, Spring Road, Shelfied – within a stones throw of the Spring Cottage … Continue reading

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Got a little one? Fancy a stroll in the park?

I’ve always supported the wonderful parent and toddler walking and social group that took place weekly at Chasewater – Chasewater Strollers, which grew via the human dynamo of Esther Allen and others into the wonderful Spark movement in Burntwood – well, the … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood pipped by Coventry in last minute clincher

Images and captions kindly supplied by David Evans Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 1st February 2020) for a game dedicated to the memory of club stalwart Ron Tranter whose passing has been deeply felt by all … Continue reading

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Why not join these community litter picks today?

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just another note to say there are two local community littler picks today Sunday 19th January 2019,  Brownhills Community Wombles will be picking in Brownhills as will Walsall Wood … Continue reading

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Lichfield repair cafe January 2020 meet up – get together and get things fixed this afternoon!

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with the excellent Lichfield Repair Cafe project – which continues it’s regular residency this Saturday afternoon (Saturday 18th January 2020) … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Long Eaton at Grange Park this afternoon

Saturday 18th January 2020 Walsall Wood away at Long Eaton United Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 2EF Kickoff 3:00pm For the Good of the Wood! Check out Walsall Wood FC’s website here.

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Celebrate a long life in music with the legendary Deryck Langford in Brownhills this Saturday afternoon!

Here’s a rather nice concert that’s due to take place this Saturday afternoon at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, featuring the wonderful local musical legend Deryck Langford.   It’s happening this Saturday, 18th January 2020 at 2:30pm and … Continue reading

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Why not join these community litter picks tis weekend?

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there are two local community littler picks coming this weekend,  Brownhills Community Wombles will be picking in Brownhills as will Walsall Wood Wombles who … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust January 2020 public meeting takes place this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening, Monday 13th January 2020 there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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Community litter pick in Shelfield this Saturday morning!

Continuing on the theme of upcoming local litter picks, here’s one I missed from my post  earlier in the week: there’s a community litter pick this Saturday morning (11th January 2019) in Shelfield, organised by the fab Shelfield Pickers group. It … Continue reading

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Congratulations! Walsall recognises Geof Harrington for his remarkable life in sport

It pleased me greatly yesterday to see that the hugely respected elder statesman of Brownhills Geof Harrington – a record breaking athlete in his younger days – has been recognised by Walsall Council for his tireless service to the community … Continue reading

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Why not join these upcoming community litter picks?

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there are several local community littler picks coming soon, WASUP have a canal clean at Birchills Top Locak, Brchills, Walsall this weekend, … Continue reading

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New Years Day Mince Pie Special at Chasewater Railway right now!

Bit late here but there’s an ongoing event right now at Chasewater Railway today (1st January 2020) who have their Mince Pie Special for New Years Day with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings plus all the usual favourites. … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood away to Tividale at The Beeches this afternoon

Saturday 21st December 2019 Walsall Wood away at Tividale FC Stay tuned for results of pitch inspection! Kickoff 3:00pm Hopefully, a match report will follow… For the Good of the Wood! Check out Walsall Wood FC’s website here.

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Pre-Christmas Community litter pick in Walsall Wood this Sunday morning!

I know folk always complain they never caught notice of these, so this is just a note to say there’s a community litter pick this Sunday morning in Walsall Wood, organised by the fab Walsall Wood Wombles group. Sunday 15th December … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust December 2019 public meeting takes place this evening

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening, Monday 9th December 2019 there will be the monthly Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields … Continue reading

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