Tag Archives: Mystery

Christmas, 1957 – but who’s that girl?

As anyone who reads my other channels will know its been a hard week, and frankly, I’ve been too knackered to properly manage the blog – sorry for the lack of content over the last week and thanks for bearing with me.
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Have you lost a bag near Co-op corner in Brownhills?

Reader Paul Evans has been in touch with a bit of an odd one: he found the above bag on the street last Saturday, just by National Tyre in Ogley Road/Chase Road, Brownhills – just at Co-op Corner.

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Getting at the engines!

Following his donation of the picture of his uncle Frank training for a trotting race last week, friend of the blog Andy Dennis has been thinking more about his uncle, who lived in Brownhills for most of his life – it seems Frank was a very skilled man.
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Heinz 47?

Here’s an intriguing bit of offbeat local history from blog stalwart Andy Dennis, relating to a friendship his father, Derrick Dennis developed immediately following the war, during military service.
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Sunday puzzle: Who’s in this lineup?

Here’s a great Walsall Wood photo supplied to the blog by David Evans, which was supplied by former Walsall Wood FC player John Hyde, who’s trying to put names to some of the faces.

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Brace yourself!

Here’s a quick one I spotted locally last week: I was going to put it on my 365daysofbiking journal, but I thought it deserved a wider audience and debate – it seems the cast iron bridge at Ogley Junction, near Grasmere Gardens, was once damaged or cracked and repaired.

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Anyone fancy some detective work?

South Staffordshire Water historian Chris Pattison continues to send me fascinating bits and bobs of local water-related history he finds in the company archives, and every one of them has been an absolute gem.1865 Application for Water Supply1 Continue reading

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The model

Oh my goodness, this is unusual – but knowing you lot, you’ll be able to help – top bloke and long-time friend of the blog Ian Morton-Jones has been in touch to ask a very interesting question about a model boat he took a picture of at Chasewater in 2012.
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Rhyme and reason

While service is operating on reduced power, I thought I’d share this curious mystery – over the new year period, a Brownhills history group was created on Facebook, and it’s proved to be very interesting indeed.

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Put on your top hat…

Okey dokey, I have no idea – The Dorsets were a famous footballing family in Brownhills, but this man doesn’t look like a centre forward to me.
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The man in the centre

I’ve received a fascinating enquiry from reader and friend of the blog Tony Briggs, who sent me a lovely photo, and other than his grandfather William Briggs being in the middle of the group, he knows nothing about it.
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What and where?

Here’s a good question from young David Evans, who clocked this interesting thing yesterday while out and about, and wonders if anyone knows what it is, what purpose it serves?
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Mystery shopper

Here’s a quick one – The ever-fascinating Brownhills George has made yet more additions to his Panoramio gallery, one of them being this image.
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Staff card?

Here’s an interesting thing. Reader Clive Roberts mailed me with an image of six rather serious looking ladies on a postcard, bearing the handwritten note ‘Staff at Ogley Hay School’.
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Bottling it

Just had a fascinating email from a kind reader who wishes to remain anonymous. He’s been pottering around a a site in Brownhills (he’d rather not say where, for obvious reasons) and he’s found some interesting old bottles. He’s like … Continue reading

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Help solve a mystery…

Can anyone help me get to the bottom of this? I’ve a feeling this one might be of interest to Mark Lorenzo, of Tamworth Time Hikes. I know it’s not Brownhills, but it’s been troubling me for a few of … Continue reading

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