Tag Archives: Rising Sun

Resurfacing of A5 Watling Street – warning of road closures

Sorry, a bit late with this I know, but a post from Brownhills Councillor Steve Wade on his blog has just caught my attention – there’s currently a road closure on the A5 Rising Sun Island until 6am tomorrow morning (Thursday, 26th May 2016), and further closures Tuesday 31st May and 1st and 2nd June 2016.

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Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

Sad news spotted on Twitter and Facebook this evening – it seems a motorcyclist in his twenties died at the scene following a collision with a lorry near the Rising Sun island on the A5, Brownhills.

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Local and distant

Here’s a wonderful thing I’ve been watching grow for a couple of weeks – a new Panoramio gallery has appeared for Brownhills and surrounds, curated by Brownhills George.

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The curious incident of the crash in the night-time

Does anyone know what crashed up on the Rising Sun Island, Brownhills West, presumably on the night/morning of 23-24th February 2013?
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Laurels and the setting Sun

An interesting query for the researchers amongst us comes in from reader and Brownhills Resident Joe Lloyd. Joe asks a question several of us have been asking for a while – who owns the Rising Sun, the derelict pub on the A5 near the island?
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Before the motorway came through…

I’ve been contacted by blog reader Stuart Jakeman, who’s appealing for images of Brownhills West before the toll road came through. He’s also after any images we may have of the Pear Tree when it was still open. Can anybody … Continue reading

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More flashing incidents reported in Brownhills – take care, folks

It seems there are reports circulating locally via social media of indecent exposure incidents. These complaints mainly seem to appear in summer, but one response on Twitter suggested the e-fit of the suspect wanted in connection with the Rising Sun … Continue reading

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Indecent assault in Brownhills West: Police need your help

Another depressing press release from West Midlands Police relating to a nasty incident at Brownhills West last Sunday (Sunday 5th February 2012). This comes on the heels of the indecent exposure incident at the Rising Sun bus top a couple of … Continue reading

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Brownhills Indecent Exposure incident – e-fit photo released

Please note, people – for some reason this post has gone viral locally in Brownhills following an unconnected incident on the 4th July 2014. This e-fit relates to an completely different incident in February 2012 and is no longer current. … Continue reading

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Police appeal for help over Brownhills Indecent Exposure incident

I’ve just spotted this press release from West Midlands Police relating to an unpleasant incident at Brownhills West yesterday evening (Sunday 29th January 2012). Frankly, I’d have thought the winter chill would have put an end to the spate of … Continue reading

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The sun sets on another pub

So, farewell then, to the Rising Sun. It appears that on Friday night idiots broke into the old, derelict pub and started a fire that caused considerable damage. Yet again it appears a piece of our collective history has fallen … Continue reading

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Black diamonds

Since we seem to be on a bit of a mining theme this week, I thought I’d look for images relating to a couple of the areas discussed in the comments section to my recent posts. For this week’s old … Continue reading

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Way out west

Brownhills West has always been a small, self-contained community. I don’t feature it much here on the Brownhills Blog, which is a shame. Reflecting on that fact, for this pictures from the past feature, I thought we’d take a trip … Continue reading

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