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Local canal restoration volunteers celebrate 30 years of progress

Guests at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s 30thanniversary celebration barbecue watch on as chairperson Christine Bull introduces the three remaining Trust founders, Phil Sharpe, Eric Wood and Dennis Cooper Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been … Continue reading

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Blooming canal volunteers impress judges

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the efforts their volunteers have made for Lichfield’s entry in the annual Britain in Bloom competition, with a Garden of Memory and other … Continue reading

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Blooming hard work for canal volunteers – can you help?

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know aboutGarden of Reflection they’re creating near the canal under restoration near Lichfield, and how they’re helping with Britain in Bloom. If you’re unaware of … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be puddled to help restore a lost, local canal… but puddling helps!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making at Fosseway Heath, south Lichfield, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward. … Continue reading

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Do the walk this weekend!

Find out how far they’ve come at Summerhill in just two years in this informative film for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to remind us that … Continue reading

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A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this Saturday!

There’s a great event going on in Whittington this acoming Saturday (31st March 2018) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust ‘Tunnel Vision’ appeal – Eric and Doreen’s All Day Easter Coffee Morning.

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Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about a couple of events the local canal restoration project are holding in the coming weeks, a quiz night on Saturday 17th March 2018 and a guided walk of the Summerhill section on Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Could you help restore a lost, local canal?

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward.
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Restoring a lost canal – and creating a new haven for wildlife

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are keen to share the news that they’re now creating a new nature reserve along the line of the soon to be restored canal between Wall and Lichfield.

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Brownhills war hero Edward Tunstall: can you help locate the lost photos please?

I’ve had a fascinating and very detailed enquiry come in from reader Emma Smith that I’m hoping some of the old blog hands and researchers can help with – I know that Brownhills still has a British Legion Branch (whose current appeal for the Remembrance Parade is very important) and I hope someone can hook up with them to perhaps light this enquiry up.

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Find out about the restoration of our lost canal next Friday!

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting next Friday nevening (Friday, 9th June 2017) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.

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If you didn’t know it, you can meet a Poet at Brownhills Library this Wednesday!

This Wednesday, 24th May 2017 it’ll be a rather special day at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre as Brownhills adopts its own poet for a day!

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A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this afternoon!

I know it’s late on but there’s a great even going on in Whittington this afternoon (Saturday, 15th April 2017) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust ‘Tunnel Vision’ appeal – Eric and Doreen’s All Day Easter Coffee Morning.

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Over 50s employment support event at Brownhills Library this morning!

A bit late I know, but might catch a few of you at least: There’s a specialist over 50s employment support/information event happening TOADY 4th April 2017 at Brownhills Library (Tuesday 4th April 2017), from 9:30-11:30am.

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Have a great night out – and support a great local canal project!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about their annual Spring show, taking place at Whittington Village Hall on Friday, April 7th 2017.

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Get tunnel vision and help with a great local history preservation project!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the launch of their Tunnel Vision appeal, which has been established to raise funds in order to construct a canal tunnel under the railway near Lichfield.
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Find out about a great local canal restoration with a guided walk this Saturday!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that’s taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.

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Huge progress being made on local canal restoration

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making in opening up the former canal towpath as a walking route between Barracks Lane and Summerhill, aided by corporate volunteers.

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Your chance to get involved with the restoration of our lost canal – this Friday!

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting this Friday, 10th June 2016) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.
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Top author and Crime Scene Investigator to give free talk at Brownhills Library this afternoon!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to point out they that have a great talk this afternoon (Tuesday, 26th April 2016) from 2:30pm by noted author and Crime Scene Investigator, Paul Trembling.

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Free Kids Lego Club at Brownhills Library this Saturday morning!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for their kids Lego club this Saturday, 2nd April 2016.
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Free Kids Lego Club starting at Brownhills Library this Saturday!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a new kids Lego club they’re starting this coming Saturday, 7th November 2015.

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Coffee morning at Brownhills Library on now!

Walsall Library service in partnership with Walsall Healthcare NHS is hosting a free coffee morning at Brownhills Library, Parkview Centre, Today Friday 9 October from 9.30am to 1pm as part of World Mental Health Day.

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Folded book art event at Brownhills Library today!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a folded book art event being held at Brownhills Library today (Thursday 13th August 2015), from 10:30-11:30am.
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Folded book art event at Brownhills Library tomorrow!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a folded book art event being held at Brownhills Library tomorrow (Thursday 18th June 2015), from 2pm-3pm.
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Need help creating your CV? Free workshop tomorrow!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a CV Development Workshop being held at Brownhills Library tomorrow (Tuesday 16th June 2015), from 10:15am-12:30pm.

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Find out about the restoration of our lost canal tonight!

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting tonight (Friday, 5th June 2015) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.

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Fun activity event for kids on this morning at Brownhills Library

Here’s a late one just in – if your kids are at a loose end, there’s a fun activity event at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre, just by the Miner Island this morning from 10-11am.
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Meet a top author at Brownhills Library!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a belated plug for a meet the author event happening tomorrow (Tuesday, 19th May 2015).
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The Pride of Brownhills, restored

A couple of days ago I belatedly flagged up the wonderful installation and unveiling ceremony for the once misplaced, but now found British Legion memorial plague to the dead of two wars, located after local historian and top chap Bill Mayo asked for help with a photo here on the Brownhills Blog.

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The pride of Brownhills unveiled this Saturday!

I’m a wee bit late with this (for which I apologise, things are a bit hectic of late) but here’s some great news from reader and longtime friend of the blog Martin, who writes concerning the Royal British Legion plaque that resurfaced following a photo article here on the blog last year.
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Free craft workshop at Brownhills Library this afternoon!

Here’s an interesting looking arts and crafts event this afternoon at Brownhills Library (in the Pakview Centre) – make your own Shambala Bracelet in a free workshop held as part of Adult Learners Week.
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Meet a top author at Brownhills Library this afternoon!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a belated plug for a meet the author event happening today.
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Get another glimpse into Brownhills Past

Regular readers will remember that last Autumn, there was an exhibition at Walsall Local History Centre featuring a whole tranche of of historic Brownhills photos and ephemera from the civic collection – this had proven to be so successful, that the top operatives at the town archives have decided to set many of the exhibits up on show in Brownhills Library, at the Parkview Centre, from now until the end of February 2014.
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Hey baby!

Here’s a good one from Walsall Council for parents of babies and toddlers in the local area – there’s a Cradle Club operating at the Parkview Centre in Brownhills – this is a great chance to have a morning out, introduce the little ones to fun stories and meet other parents – and it’s free. Continue reading

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Out of the cradle

Brownhills Cradle Club needs you – Sessions are held every Wednesday morning in term time from 10 30-12 00 at Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre, where babies can enjoy stories, rhymes and play in a safe and welcoming environment.
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Free electric blanket checks at Brownhills Library now!

You can get your electric blankets checked over before the autumn switch on at Brownhills Library at The Parkview Centre, Brownhills, Today, Saturday 28th September from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
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Brownhills Library – Creepy House reading challenge tomorrow!

This just in today from Naomi Jones at Brownhills Library.
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Lovin’ Summer

We all know what it’s like – they’re off school for 2 days and already bored Well, there’s no need for the kids to be moping around the house and getting under your feet this summer – there are plenty of activities going on locally to keep them busy.

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The comeback kid

I see that there Brian Stringer has a new book out – Brian is a local lad and longtime resident of the area, who’s well known to locals, both for his community work and interest in local history.

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Wonderful afternoon

A quick word from myself and reader David Evans, in thanks for the great talk by Bill and Geoff at the Parkview Centre yesterday. As stalwarts of the local history scene in Brownhills, it’s wonderful to see them give such an entertaining and enjoyable talk.

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Bill Mayo history talk today!

Thanks to blog readers Naomi Jones and David Evans, I can flag up this interesting looking slideshow and talk from respected and knowledgable local historian Bill Mayo. Bill, as I’m sure you’re all well aware, compiled several local history books with his wife Clarice, as well as with other local historians John Sale and Geoff Harrington.
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Local history event next Saturday!

Thanks to blog readers Naomi Jones and David Evans, I can flag up this interesting looking slideshow and talk from respected and knowledgable local historian Bill Mayo. Bill, as I’m sure you’re all well aware, compiled several local history books with his wife Clarice, as well as with other local historians John Sale and Geoff Harrington.
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Local history event next Saturday!

Thanks to blog readers Naomi Jones and David Evans, I can flag up this interesting looking slideshow and talk from respected and knowledgable local historian Bill Mayo. Bill, as I’m sure you’re all well aware, compiled several local history books with his wife Clarice, as well as with other local historians John Sale and Geoff Harrington.
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Top poet at Brownhills Library this Thursday!

  This Thursday, 4th October 2012, there will be an appearance by top performance poet Lorna Meehan at Brownhills Library, at the Parkview Centre, between 11:00am and 12 noon. The event is free, and all are welcome. Lorna has a … Continue reading

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Jubilee events at Brownhills and Walsall Wood libraries this Saturday!

Saturday 2nd June 2012 Brownhills Library, Park View Centre, Chester Road North Families are invited to come along to a crown & bunting making session 10:00am – 12:00pm Tel 01922 650730 Walsall Wood Library, High Street, Walsall Wood Drop-in story and … Continue reading

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Nell Dixon and Phillipa Ashley to appear at Brownhills Library

Just a note to say that top authors Nell Dixon and Phillipa Ashley will be appearing at Brownhills Library, tomorrow afternoon, (Tuesday 29 May 2012) from  2.30pm-3.30pm. These are two very popular award-winning authors, and continues the trend of top writers … Continue reading

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Royal memories sought for community project

I was contacted yesterday by Naomi Jones at Brownhills Library, who asked me if I’d like to publicise their local history appeal for Royal Jubilee year. Whether you’re a royalist or not, the social impact of the royal events – … Continue reading

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Brownhills finest on the radio!

Inspirational local historian and all-round nice bloke David Hodgkinson recently contacted me to point out that former local lad, top lawyer and author David M Golden had appeared on Carl Chinn’s radio show last Sunday, 4th March 2012.You will no doubt remember that … Continue reading

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Brownhills Cradle Club Christmas special today!

Wednesday 14th December 2011 Cradle Club Christmas Special Wednesday 14 December, 10.30am to 12 noon. Brownhills Library, Park View Centre, Chester Road North. Toys, songs, stories, rhymes and gifts for children aged 0-2years. Parents & grandparents welcome to join in … Continue reading

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