Walsall Wood FC v Bolehall Swifts FC: Away match today!

Walsall Wood travel down the A5 to Tamworth – can they win back their good form?

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New Hall Mill is open this Sunday for the last open day of 2017

There’s a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (10th September 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill is open again this Bank Holiday Monday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (28th August 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (13th August 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (9th July 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (9th July 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (11th June 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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Don’t forget New Hall Mill open day this Bank Holiday Monday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (29th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill open day this Bank Holiday Monday – could you be a Friend of the Mill?

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (29th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill first open day of 2017 this Sunday – could you be a Friend of the Mill?

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (14th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill first open day of 2017 next Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally next Sunday (14th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today!

Walsall Wood away at Hereford’s Westfields this afternoon: Can the Woodmen pull a win out of the bag and stave off relegation?

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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today!

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away at Hereford’s Westfields this afternoon!
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Last New Hall Mill open day of 2016 this Sunday

New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Sunday (11th September 2016) for the final time this year and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know about this wonderful building and the dedicated folk who look after it.

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New Hall Mill open again this Bank Holiday Monday!

New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Bank Holiday Monday (29th August 2016) and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know about this wonderful building and the dedicated folk who look after it.

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New Hall Mill open again this Sunday!

New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Sunday (13th August 2016) and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know about this wonderful building and the dedicated folk who look after it.

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New Hall Mill open again this Sunday!

New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Sunday (1oth July 2016) and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know about this wonderful building and the dedicated folk who look after it.
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New Hall Mill open again this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (12th June 2016), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill open tomorrow, Spring Bank Holiday Monday

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May 2016), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill open next Bank Holiday Monday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May 2016), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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New Hall Mill first open day of 2016 this Sunday!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (8th May 2016), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today!

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC away at Westfields this afternoon!
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New Hall Mill History Day this Sunday – your last chance to visit in 2015

New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday (13th September 2015) for their History Day and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.P1040438

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New Hall Mill open right now – come and get crafty!

New Hall Mill is open again this Monday for their Arts and Crafts Day and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.P1040438

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New Hall Mill open this Bank Holiday Monday – come and get crafty!

New Hall Mill is open again this Monday for their Arts and Crafts Day and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.
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New Hall Mill open this Sunday – come and share a hobby!

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (9th August 2015), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
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Holland Park fun day this Wednesday – get down there with the kids!

Summer holidays, eh – kids already driving you mad already – this Wednesday 29th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with the annual summer fun event at the ever popular Holland Park in Brownhills11731757_849589055110654_5882288591160865717_o

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New Hall Mill – A local, working watermill – open this Sunday

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (12th July 2015), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

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New Hall Mill – A local, working watermill – open today

New Hall Mill is open again today (Sunday, 14th June 2015) for their Wild Flower Day and I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there last Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.
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A different slice of urban life

This is a followup to the ride cam I did a couple of weeks ago on National Cycle Route 535 down the Plants Brook/New Hall Valley cycleway, from Sutton to Tyburn – here I pick up the route from the Birngham and Fazeley Canal at Tyburn, and finish at Digbeth Junction in the city centre.

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Flour power

Last Monday, I popped out on the overcast, grey afternoon and rode to New Hall Mill for their open day – this is the working flour mill reader Alan Dawson recommended to readers last weekend – I’ve fallen in love with this remarkable place.
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Why not visit a local working water mill today?

Here’s a great example of how one post can lead to another via an unexpected tangent – and it’s really rather excellent.NHM26052014 (1)

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Valley views

Here’s a quick ride cam for the people out there who enjoy them, as I haven’t done one for a while – and I’m aware there’s a lot of interest in off-road cycle routes in the area, too, so I thought I’d share this one.
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The lost hall of Fisherwick

Kate Cardigan Gomez, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around the remains of the incredible Fisherwick Park estate with her other project, Lichfield Discovered – it takes place tomorrow, Saturday 27th September 2014.
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Holland Park fun day today – get down there with the kids!

Summer holidays – kids already driving you mad – today, Wednesday 30th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills park.
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The rise and fall – a walk into history tomorrow!

Kate Cardigan Gomex, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around the remains of the incredible Fisherwick Park estate with her other project, Lichfield Discovered – it takes place tomorrow, Saturday 5th April 2014.
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Good luck to Walsall Wood against AFC Wulfrunians this afternoon!

Today, Walsall Wood FC face AFC Wulfrunians away at Castlecroft. Kickoff 3:00pm – best of luck to the lads!

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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today!

February 8th 2014, Walsall Wood v Westfields away at allpay.park, Hereford – get down there if you can for some great local football!

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Old Holland

Over the past couple of posts, the subject of Holland Park in Brownhills has come up, and reader Peter asked where it got it’s name – I knew it was named after Hyla John Holland, one of the great names in the history of Brownhills, but I realised I didn’t know much about the chap, or exactly what he did beyond being a councillor.

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Shire Oak Park: Come meet the Rangers this Saturday

Helen Sanger, the Walsall Council Countryside Ranger responsible for Shire Oak Park Nature Reserve, has asked me to point out to readers and fans of the reserve that this coming Saturday, 9th November 2013 there will be a chance to meet with Tim Cleary, Countryside Operations Ranger.

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Local Scouts learn about nature at Shire Oak Park

I should have featured this yesterday, but didn’t get time – in what seems to be a new initiative, Walsall Wood Scouts, a thoroughly fine bunch of lads, have been undertaking small scale, supervised scrub clearance at Shire Oak Park Nature Reserve.

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Summer fun for kids in Holland Park today!

Kids already driving you mad – tomorrow, Wednesday 31st July 2013, there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills park.

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Shire Oak Nature Reserve: upcoming works explained

I noticed last week that heathland improvement works were planned by Walsall’s Counctry Services team – that’s the rangers I’ve posted so much about lately – at Shire Oak Park Local Nature Reserve in Brownhills.

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