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A message for the Yanks in 1943: What do you know?

I’ve had another interesting enquiry in from Val Ainsworth, who last week sent in the lovely tale of her husband visiting the Station Hotel in Brownhills in the late 1940s – this time, she has a fascinating enquiry about a possible wartime American Army camp between North Birmingham and Brownhills.

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One for the researchers here – Jeffrey Roberts. Can you help?

Here’s an intriguing thing from reader and local war historian Graeme Clarke, who readers may recall turned up the fascinating tale of ‘Walt’ Ruth Bagley, apparently from Walsall Wood.
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Well, that was unfortunate…

Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler continues his patient, thorough research into the Harrison empire. This was, of course, the local industrialist family that owned mines in South Staffordshire, and particularly the Grove Pit and others locally.
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