Brownhills Community Association AGM this Monday

ssociation have been in touch, asking me if I’d share the fact that their Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this Monday, 26th June 2017 at 6:30pm.
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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre April-June 2017!

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for April-June 2017 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

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Bar staff still required at the Chase Inn, Brownhills

Kim Savage from The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to ask if I’d advertise the fact that she’s looking for bar stuff at the popular local pub.

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Bathing beauties

I’ve noticed a few people posting images online of the red deer at Chasewater yesterday who decided that in the warm weather, a swim was in order – and friend of the blog Leah Braidman posted the above wonderful images on the Brownhills Past and Present Facebook page.

Image kindly supplied by Leah Braidman

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Bar staff required at the Chase Inn, Brownhills

Kim Savage from The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to ask if I’d advertise the fact that she’s looking for bar stuff at the popular local pub.

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It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre April-June 2016!

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for April-June 2016 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

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Last chance to book your tickets for a great musical by Brownhills’ finest!

If you’ve been considering going to see the wonderful Brownhills Musical Theatre Company but haven’t decided yet, tickets for their May show at Lichfield Garrick – Evita – are about 90% sold out, so this is your last chance to bag a seat to see one of the best musical theatre companies around.

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Book your tickets for a great musical by Brownhills’ finest!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company last week to ask if I’d plug their latest show – and I’m happy to do so!

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Night lines

Those wonderful Anslow brothers have been at it again and sent me a lovely bit of Walsall Wood history – inspired by the remarkable ‘Poacher’s Apprentice’ film I featured here a few weeks ago.

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May 1995 – VE Day Celebrations In Brownhills

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 68 of the long lost freesheet, from May 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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Walsall Woodstock 2015 cancelled!

Sorry folks – I turn on the computer to find the sad news that Walsall Woodstock – the pop festival scheduled today and tomorrow for Walsall Wood Football Club – has been cancelled.

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Walsall Woodstock 2015 – a free spirit

Walsall Woodstock – the hotly anticipated music festival taking place this weekend at Walsall Wood Football Club (Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015) – has had a bit of a rethink, and the good news is it’s now free entry both days (though charitable donations in lieu of entire are welcomed).
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Walsall Woodstock 2015 – more details now available!

It’s become a tradition in Walsall Wood these past few years that on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend – this year that’s Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015 – there’s a music festival called Walsall Woodstock.
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Walsall Woodstock 2015 – bigger and better than ever!

10432960_1565363927057194_959551716777052693_nIt’s become a tradition in Walsall Wood these past few years that on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend – this year that’s Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015 – there’s a music festival called Walsall Woodstock.

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May 1994 – Sad loss of Terry Clarke

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 56 of the long lost freesheet, from May 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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May/June 1993 – Support for quarry scheme

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 44 of the long lost freesheet, from May 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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Sisters are doing it for themselves!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a few days ago to ask if I’d give their latest production – Sister Act – a plug.

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May 1992 – Proposed development of Sandhills

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 32 of the long lost freesheet, from May 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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These are not well-to-do folk…

It’s always a pleasure and delight to feature contributions from Walsall Wood history experts John and Paul Anslow – yesterday they sent me an absolutely remarkable group photo following the wedding of Walter Yates from Walsall Wood to Annie Baker of Stafford in 1910.

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Caldmore and Palfrey Festival this weekend!

You folks all know me well enough by now to see that I think it’s really important we get behind stuff that bonds us good folk and our communities together – one such event is the Caldmore and Palfrey Festival.
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Walsall Woodstock two day music festival this weekend!

This bank holiday weekend – Sunday 25th May and Monday 27th May 2014 – sees the annual Walsall Woodstock music and entertainment festival at the Horse and Jockey Pub, Walsall Wood.

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Don’t forget – Brownhills Common Bioblitz this Friday and Saturday

Are you interested in wildlife, or maybe have a budding David Attenborough or Chris Packham in the family – wnt to bring out your inner Bill Oddie or Simon King – If so, Brownhills Common is the place to be this Friday and Saturday.

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Blitz the common!

Are you interested in wildlife, or maybe have a budding David Attenborough or Chris Packham in the family – wnt to bring out your inner Bill Oddie or Simon King – If so, Brownhills Common is the place to be on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May 2014.

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Brownhills Common: Scrutiny meeting tonight!

I received a press release from Walsall Council, stating that following the brouhaha over Brownhills Common and the subsequent petition, there is to be a special scrutiny meeting at the Council House on this very matter, tonight Monday, 13th May 2013, at 6pm.

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Brownhills Common: Scrutiny meeting next Monday

I received a press release from Walsall Council today, stating that following the brouhaha over Brownhills Common and the subsequent petition, there is to be a special scrutiny meeting at the Council House on this very matter, next Monday, 13th May 2013, at 6pm.

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Good news on the Avion conversion by Wetherspoons

Great – and somewhat reassuring news reaches me from new reader Lizzie Eden. You’ll recall that last week, I was musing on the apparent suspension in two local building projects, the new Co-op store on Streets Corner, Walsall Wood and the conversion of the former Avion Cinema in Aldridge to a Wetherspoons pub

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