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The long march: 50 years of jazz band history

Readers who’ve been hanging around this ramshackle, leaky village pump for a while will no doubt remember how we’ve touched here on the history of local marching bands, particularly the Burntwood Blue Birds Jazz Band.

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Walsall Wood Boys Brigade reunion this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (18th November 2015) at the Walsall Wood FC Clubhouse, Oak Park from 7:30pm – the annual reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.

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Burntwood Blue Birds reunion this evening

As usual, I’m a bit late to the party with this but this is a very important announcement for anyone who was a member of, or is interested in the marching bands so popular in our area that were huge from the 1930s onwards, but particularly in the 60s-90s.

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Local football reunion at Walsall Wood FC this Friday!

Last week I noted that the wonderful Brian Stringer had a new book out about his times being involved with community football with local teams Clayhanger Colts Under 12s and Walsall Wood FC.

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Back of the net! Brian Stringer’s latest book on sale now!

It’s always nice to see local folk writing about local history, their lives and experiences and their view of the world – and one of the best locally is community activist Brian Stringer, who wrote to me yesterday to tell me he has a new book for sale chronicling his involvement with local community football.

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Marching through the memories

Long-term readers will remember well friend of the blog Wendy Jones, who donated so much material to the blog – both in the form of photos of the area before the mM6 Toll came through, and her main interest, the history of local marching bands, particularly the Burntwood Blue Birds Jazz Band.

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A summer long since passed

Readers may well remember the photo of the Brigade football team from the 1960s – the young David Evans, himself a former member of the local Brigade has been in contact with local chap John Genders, who’s dug out some lovely … Continue reading

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The boys are back in town this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (10th December 2014) at Oak Park Football Clubhouse, from 7:30pm – the Christmas reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.
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Gornal wiped out by The Wood

An encouraging performance in the heart of the Black Country with the win making it 3 leaugue victories on the trot with a record of 4 goals for & 0 against.
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Let the sunshine in!

I noticed a week or so ago that the Activity Centre in Brownhills (The former Central Boy’s School, or Annexe to my generation) was sporting some snazzy new solar panels…
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Brownhills Community Association Open Day today!

First up: I owe the people at Brownhills Community Association, and Little Green Dragons an apology. Last week, whilst very tired, I published a post advertising their open day and coffee morning. Sadly, because I was a plank (frankly), I … Continue reading

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Brownhills Community Association Open Day today!

Janet Davies from Brownhills Community Association contacted me last week to tell me about an event that’s happening at the Activity Centre this Friday. Janet said: Brownhills Community Association will be hosting an open day on Friday 28th September 2012 … Continue reading

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The boys were back in town

Here’s a quick one for the Walsall Wood contingent: Specifically the fine lads who were members of the local Boys Brigade. They held a reunion back in March, I think at Walsall Wood Football Club. I’ve been supplied this picture … Continue reading

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