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Sorry, running very behind today but there’s a great family fun event right now up in Burntwood (Saturday 30th June 2018) with the annual Burtnwood Chase Wakes festival kicking off at Burntwood Leisure Centre from 12-4pm. There will be food, … Continue reading
It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before. Steve has this time taken a … Continue reading
Just a quick note to point out that this Saturday, 16th June 2018 is Aldridge Fayre with fun and entertainment for all the family – and with free entry and car parking, what’s not to love? Aldridge Fayre 2018 – … Continue reading
It’s been a while now since the sad passing of Bill Shaw and Bill’s wife Lynn has an important announcement to make – the date has been set for the ceremony to scatter Bill’s ashes at Walsall Wood Football Club. Lynn … Continue reading
Images Kindly shared by Steve Martin Steve Martin whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before, last weekend went to Barmouth, Wales like many locals hereabouts. Thankfully for us, he also took his drone. As many Midlanders do, I … Continue reading
I see that there David Evans is hot on the local history trail now his beloved Walsall Wood FC have hung up the boots for the summer – and yesterday he sent me a lovely article on a bit of … Continue reading
It’s been a while now since the sad passing of Bill Shaw and Bill’s wife Lynn has an important announcement to make – there was to have been a ceremony to scatter Bill’s ashes this weekend, but unfortunately it’s had to … Continue reading
It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before. This time he’s taken a flight … Continue reading
So, it’s Thursday May 3rd 2018, a polling day in the UK when in our area you get to vote for one of your three local Councillors and for the next four years. I think it’s important to vote – … Continue reading
There has never been enough attention paid anywhere that I’m aware of to the Victorian father of modern Brownhills, William Roberts – sometime railway plate layer, ganger, brewer, publican, entrepreneur, civic stalwart, JP and philanthropist, William was a very rare man … Continue reading
Just a quick note to point out that today (Saturday, 14th April 2018) is Aldridge Spring Market with loads of stalls and fun for all the family, so what’s not to love? It takes place in the town centre from … Continue reading
Since the sad passing of Bill Shaw, old friend of the blog, champion of local football and Clayhanger lad, the tributes have been fullsome, and so richly deserved – but it’s also wonderful to hear the memories and see photos … Continue reading
It’s time for the final instalment of Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove’s early life story here on the blog, and in this piece, we find Reg starting work, going through National Service and returning to work for the Midlands Electricity Board, in the mean time witnessing some remarkable changes.
The sheer number of people who have paid tribute following the sad news of the passing of Bill Shaw has been heartwarming, and many have expressed their desire to attend his funeral – well, Bill’s wife, Lynn has been in touch to give further details, including the details of the function afterwards.
Everyone involved with the blog has been saddened and dismayed by the loss of Bill Shaw, Clayhanger lad, champion of local football, commentator and all round decent bloke – and I’m proud and honoured to feature here an obituary for Bill from his fellow match reporter at Walsall Wood, David Evans.