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The Swan, Brownhills: Come say farewell, and welcome a new era

It’s been six short years since Jane and Geoff Taylor took over The Swan pub on Pelsall Road, Brownhills, transforming it from a pub long closed and thought of as lost to an absolutely banging community real ale pub.
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German Shepherd now reunited with owners!

An appeal reaches me via Facebook from Pool House Veterinary Hospital – rather delightful female German Shepherd was found in Pelsall Road, Brownhills near the Swan pub last night (Sunday 30th April 2017) and it would be nice if we could reunite this lovely dog with her owners.

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On Parade

Thanks to reader Dean Rogers who contacted me yesterday, I can share with readers the above image of a genuine Brownhills postcard, depicting the junction of The Parade and Chester Road – I’d guess in the early 1960s.
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Don’t forget – Pelsall Road closed overnight for the next few weeks

It’s worth noting that for the next couple of weeks or so (Monday 25th January – Wednesday 10th February 2016) sections of the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be closed from 8pm until 6am every night to allow for road resurfacing works to take place.tumblr_nhfanpXVrw1qib2vgo5_1280 Continue reading

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It was different before it all changed

Thanks to local historian and author Clive Roberts who tipped me off, I can share with readers the above, somewhat remarkable image of the Brownhills end of Pelsall Road from a George Lewis postcard, dated around 1915.

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A message from Stevie Ansell: Despite the roadworks, the stables are still open!

This morning, I was had an exchange of messages with local Riding Stables owner and operator Stevie Ansell, during which she noted that business was a little down at the moment due to the ongoing roadworks on the Pelsall Road, Brownhills, just outside her premises.

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Stables raid – CCTV images released

As noted here yesterday, on the evening of Monday 6th July 2015, between about 11:30pm and 12 midnight, a quantity of equipment was stolen from the riding stables of Stevie Ansell, in Pelsall Road, Brownhills – as promised, Stevie has sent some images from the CCTV system at the stables.

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Brownhills stables raided yet again – can you help?

Here we go again – Stevie Ansell’s riding stables and livery yard on the Pelsall Road at Highbridges on the Brownhills/Pelsall border has been targeted again – and whilst the raiders this time stole large quantity of equipment, it seems Stevie also got good CCTV of the scum who burgled her.

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Local riding stables raided, horses endangered: can you help?

Hey folks – this is really, really important, and I’d like readers and social media folk to spread this post far and wide – you will all know that Stevie Ansell and her riding school in Brownhills have been good pals of the blog, with whom we’ve had an honest and good relationship over the years – well now, they need our help.

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Police car crash in Brownhills this morning

There was a car accident this morning on the Pelsall Road, Brownhills, just on the east side of Highbridge near the Council Depot – formerly the Edward Rose Plant.
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Going… Going… But why, and when?

Local history wonk [Howmuch?] has found this rather intriguing plan of land plots being auctioned along the Pelsall Road, Brownhills, hiding in the archives. The only snag is, we don’t know who was selling, when, or why. My guess would … Continue reading

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Up for sale – The Swan Inn, Brownhills, in 1835

Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler has played another blinder and found this auction advert in the Staffordshire Advertiser of Saturday, 31st October 1835. It advertises the Swan Inn and it’s not inconsiderable estate for sale. This was quite some holding, and would have … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from The Swan, Brownhills.

I’ve had a great message from Jane Taylor, the landlady of the reinvigorated Swan pub in Pelsall Road, Brownhills. It’s a cracking house and has won favour from all I’ve known who’ve visited – expert ale arse The Stymaster loves … Continue reading

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The Swan pub opens again this Saturday!

It’s been a long time in the coming, but The Swan pub on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be opening again for business this Saturday, 29th October 2011. This is great news, and it has taken a while, but … Continue reading

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A message from the new landlords of The Swan

Jane & Geoff Taylor yesterday commented the following on the post ‘The Pubs We’ve Lost‘, and I thought it deserved a wider airing, so I’m posting it here. They’re clearly dedicated people who are talking a good fight, so lets … Continue reading

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The Swan pub to live again

I missed this originally, but after a bin-dive into the recycling bin, I can now bring you news that the The Swan, on Pelsall Road, Brownhills, has been saved from ruin and will reopen at some point in July. This … Continue reading

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A duty to the derelict

I thought we’d have a change for this week’s pictures from the past feature. I’ve long had an interest in urbex, or urban exploration – there are links to some of my favourite urbex sites in the sidebar – but … Continue reading

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The road no less travelled

Today, join me as I take a historical stroll up the Pelsall Road from the old council house. I have memories of many features of this busy thoroughfare from when I was younger – the Kingdom Hall, Taylors Cafe, The … Continue reading

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Railroad wagon

This is a warning. What follows is a verbatim press release from the grey Lubyanka that is Walsall Civic Centre. Anyone who is currently drinking any kind of beverage may wish to take a few seconds to swallow and place … Continue reading

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