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St. George’s Day bash at Walsall Wood today!

With the local Remembrance appeals in mind, I thought I’d advertise this event today (Saturday 21st April 2018): a great St George’s day party at Walsall Wood Football Club hosted by the Bard of Brownhills himself, Ian Neville. The party … Continue reading

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Get your request in – a Radio Marathon for Mylee this Saturday!

Old friend of the blog San Brett has been in touch to let me know that her internet radio station Falcon Radio (you can tune in here) will be holding a request marathon in memory and support of Mylee Billingham who tragically died last month.

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Brownhills Canalside Festival 2017 cancelled

It’s with some sadness that today I share the news that there will be no Canalside Festival in Brownhills this summer.

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St. George’s Day party at Walsall Wood this Sunday!

With the local Remembrance appeals in mind, I thought I’d advertise this event on Sunday (23rd April 2017): a great St George’s day party at Walsall Wood Football Club hosted by the Bard of Brownhills himself, Ian Neville.

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A message about the 2017 Brownhills Canal Festival from Brian Stringer…

Brownhills activist, local author, top bloke and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has dropped me a line to share with readers important information about thus year’s Brownhills Canalside Festival, which will be undergoing a change of date and organiser this year.

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Cockfest 2016 – thank you to all!

Friend of the blog and top lady Keryl Williams has been in touch to ask if I’d thank all the people who came to, and supported her local family music festival Cockfest, hosted back in the summer up on the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills.

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A gentle reminder

This is just a gentle reminder that tomorrow sees the funeral of much-missed son of Aldridge and talented musician Roger Mosedale, about whom much has been posted in the last few weeks.

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More from The Sundowners set

I continue to be surprised and charmed by the genuine outpouring of warmth and fond memory shown for Roger Mosedale, guitarist and Aldridge lad who sadly passed away recently.
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Cockfest 2016 on this weekend!

Here’s a really, really great thing happening this weekend, Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016 at Newtown, Brownhills – a weekend music and fun festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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Funeral details for Roger Mosedale announced – and more of Roger’s music emerges

Following the announcement of the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale last week, and the subsequent huge interest shown in Roger’s music, kindly donated by Jake Williams, Jake has been back in touch with funeral details and more music, this time dating from the late 1960s.
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Fondly remembering a local musical talent

It was with a very heavy heart that I announced the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale this week – Roger had many, many friends and was well known, and the reaction to the tragic news was very marked indeed.

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In memoriam: Roger Mosedale

It’s my sad and solemn duty to report to readers of the blog that local lad and friend to many regulars on this blog, Roger Mosedale sadly passed away in St. Giles hospice in Goscote on Tuesday, 19th July 2016.

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Get set for Cockfest 2016!

Here’s a really, really great thing happening on the weekend of Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016 at Newtown, Brownhills – a weekend music and fun festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 6 July 2016) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.
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San’s Kitchen – new manager, same great food!

I see that the wonderful San Brett – of local radio fame – has sadly been suffering poor health of late and has passed management of her popular Brownhills cafe San’s Kitchen over to new manager Adam Brookes – Adam’s sent me details of opening hours and offers he’s got on to tickle your taste buds…

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 23rd March 2016) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 3rd February 2016) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.
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A great concert in Brownhills this Thursday!

Don’t forget that this Thursday evening (28th January 2016), there’s a fantastic concert featuring music by local performers at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.
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An evening of music in Brownhills coming soon!

Friend of the blog and ukulele whizz Corrie Halford has been in touch to let me know about a rather nice concert that’s due to take place in a couple of weeks at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 16th December 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.
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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 11th November) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 21st October 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 14th October) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 7th October) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 23rd September 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 16th September 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 9th September 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 26th August 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 5th August 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in online at the link below.

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Cockfest starts today!

Here’s a really, really great thing happening this weekend at Newtown, Brownhills from today (31st July 2015) – a two day festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity featuring music and fun in memory of a much-loved local man who sadly passed away this year.
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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 29th July 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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We’re going down to Cockfest…

Here’s a really, really great thing happening next weekend at Newtown, Brownhills – a two day festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity featuring music and fun in memory of a much-loved local man who sadly passed away this year.
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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 22nd July 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.
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Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills!

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.net tonight (Wednesday 15th July 2015) from 7-9pm – tune in on line at the link below.

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St. George’s community celebration at Walsall Wood FC on now!

Hi Folks – just realised there’s an event on this afternoon for St Georges Day at Walsall Wood Football Club – looks like fun, so why not get down there?

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A message of thanks from Brian Stringer…

Yesterday, I published a post requesting suggestions for bands that might be good to play at the 2015 Brownhills Canalised Festival, which is to take place on Sunday, 28th June 2015 at the canalised in Silver Street.

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Can you help Brian Stringer find bands for this year’s canal festival?

Here’s an important and fun request from Brian Stringer – The Clayhanger Kid himself – who is again organising the Brownhills Canalside Festival for 2015, this year taking place on Sunday 28th June.

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Family fun day at The Smithy’s Forge, next Monday

Deputy Manager of Brownhills Pub Smithys Forge, Matt Folan, has asked me to plug the Family Fun Day set to take place there next Monday (May 26th 2014) from 12-6pm – that’s the Smithys Forge Pub in Lichfield Road, Brownhills, just off the Miner Island.

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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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Pictures from Brownhills Music Festival 2013

Well, the day came and despite very poor weather and a wind that would strip the paint from a Vauxhall, at the Brownhills Music Festival the music was great, the beer was fine and everyone seemed to have a good time.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – The stage is set

Well, it’s all done and dusted, they’re setting up and Brownhills is ready for it’s first music festival in decades – It’s going to be a grand day out for all, with great music, beer and good company throughout from 12 noon, Saturday, 17th August 2013.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – Not far away

It’s getting closer – the Brownhills Music Festival will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Shire Oak crossroads, Brownhills (or Walsall Wood if you please), next weekend on Saturday 17th August 2013.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – Running order announced

The running order of the Brownhills Music Festival has just been announced – this is the free event which will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Brownhills, on the 17th August 2013 features something for everyone, and it all takes place around and inside a great local pub with excellent ale and friendly locals.
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Jammin’ – pictures from Our Big Gig

Well, I nearly missed it due to other commitments, and like the Bands on the Beacon, I arrived late, but Our Big Gig in Walsall Arboretum this afternoon was brilliant – I can honestly say it was a cracking event the restored Arboretum basked in the sunshine, and Walsall, in all it’s diversity, came out to enjoy an afternoon of music and fun.
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Bands on the Beacon today!

It’s turning into a real summer of live music – Sunday 30th June is Bands on the Beacon, and event that’s been sadly under my radar until this year, and with the project is now in it’s fourth year it has a whole bunch of avid devotees from all over the Midlands, who come to Walsall’s highest spot for free music and fun.
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Bloxwich Party in the Park – On today!

Julie Handley contacted me about this live event going down in Bloxwich this weekend, taking place all day Saturday, and there’s some cracking bands on, as well as loads of other attractions for folk of all ages.
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Loud, amplified grumbling

These days, I’ve come to realise that however old I get, this town will never cease to amaze me – just when you think you’ve seen it all, something rolls up, pokes you in the belly and blows raspberries at you.
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We all stand together – at Caldmore Village Festival

In light of recent events, I think it’s really important that we get behind stuff that bonds us good folk and our communities together, and one such event is the Caldmore Village Festival which has been running for a good few years now and just gets better and better – and nothing tells those that would divide and harm us ‘Up yours!’ more assertively that getting together and having a good time.
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Brownhills Music Festival 2013 – can you help a great event?

The Brownhills Music Festival will be taking place throughout the day at The Shire Oak pub, Brownhills, on the 17th August 2013 – there will be something for everyone, and it all takes place around and inside a great local pub with excellent ale and friendly locals.
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Fancy something a bit different this weekend?

If you don’t fancy doing the English tea party and cucumber sandwich thing this weekend, I can recommend Walsall’s Caldmore Village Festival. It’s been running for a good few years now and just gets better and better. This event takes place … Continue reading

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