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Full of love for Mr. Fullelove

Images Kindly supplied by Brian Stringer via the young David Evans. Last week I pointed out that this weekend, there was to be an unveiling ceremony of the restored George Fullelove Memorial Shelter near  The Parade in Brownhills – well, … Continue reading

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Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the … Continue reading

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Did you see this hit and run collision in Lichfield Road last night?

Witnesses are being sought to a very unpleasant traffic incident last night on the Lichfield Road in Brownhills, between Grasmere Gardens and the Co-op Corner junction with Ogley/Chase roads – I actually passed the aftermath of this and the car in question looked very seriously damaged.

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Hands to the Homeless Christmas Fayre on now!

Ongoing right now (2nd December 2017) is the Hands to the Homeless Christmas Fair at the Wesley Church Hall in Wesley Road, Short Heath from 10-3pm – it’s 50p per family and all welcome, with proceeds to The Glebe Centre.

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Tools stolen from van in Clayhanger overnight

News reaches me of yet more vehicle crime in Clayhanger and Pelsall overnight, with tools being stolen from a vehicle in Clayhanger and what was very probably the same crew of thieves escaping empty handed from a van break-in on Ryders Hayes.

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Warning: sudden rash of vehicle theft and burglary over the weekend

After a fairly quiet few months, there’s been a spate of vehicle thefts and break ins in the Brownhills and Clayhanger areas of late, with a car taken in Clayhanger in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 20th November 2017), and attempted theft beforehand and another attempted in Poplar Avenue, Brownhills at around the same time.

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Police issue statement following armed response in Stewart Road, Walsall Wood

Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 29th August 2017, armed police responded to what was believed to be a serious situation in Stewart Road, Walsall Wood, which thankfully was proven to be a false alarm.
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Mystery letter?

I’m pleased to note that after posting about Ray Johnston’s misdelivered Christmas card conundrum at the weekend that the intended recipient – who actually was on Chester Road at Shire Oak – has been located thanks to the efforts of readers and other on social media.

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Third local fire this week sees car burnt out near Clayhanger last night

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Firefighters tackle second fire in Brownhills this week

I note that there’s been another fire in Brownhills this evening, following the one earlier in the week that occurred at the former Terrace Restaurant in Newtown, on the A5 – this evening (Thursday 27th October 2016) a fire seems to have taken place in a stable near the old trotting track off Whitehorse Road, Brownhills.

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Brownhills School warns parents to be vigilant following reports of children being approached locally

I’ve been informed that parents of pupils at Brownhills School were send a message on Friday afternoon last (23rd September 2016) that there had been a suspicious incident near the convenience store in Howdles Lane shopping precinct, just on the A5 opposite Holland Park, and also at the store in Brownhills West.

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Indecent exposure in Brownhills: Police issue statement

Following reports of an indecent exposure incident that took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills, I have obtained the following statement from West Midlands Police.

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Warning – reports of an indecent exposure incident in Brownhills

There are reports locally that an indecent exposure incident took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills.

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Warning – reports of an attempted indecent assault in Brownhills

There are reports circulating on social media locally that at attempted indecent assault took place yesterday evening (Friday, 4th December 2015) on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills.

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Has anyone seen this lost tabby cat?

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Maria who’s lost her tabby cat – puss went missing from the Freeth Road/Middleton Road area of Brownhills since Sunday 27th September.
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Police issue CCTV image of man in relation to Brownhills indecent exposure incident

Following the investigation into the indecent exposure incident near the Council Depot in Brownhills on Friday 7th August 2015 (which I reported here), West Midlands Police have issued the above CCTV image and would like to identify the man in question.

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Take care – Indecent exposure incident near Brownhills Council depot today

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the Pelsall/Lichfield Road at Highbridges this morning (Friday 7th August 2015), when two ladies on their way to work at the council depot were subject to an indecent exposure incident.

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Looking for June Dunn née Law please…

Hey you lot – another enquiry here to see if we can find a lost lady – June Dunn née Law – who lived in a few places locally, lastly in Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood; the request is from Kirsty Gormley.

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Mad about the Mouse

This is just a quick question for the history wonks out there who have some knowledge of Pelsall.

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Missing from home: Bones the cat

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Louise Chiles – her tabby cat Bones has been missing from around the Anchor Bridge area, near the pub, since last Friday, May 1st 2015.
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Five treated after three vehicle collision in Brownhills High Street

News is just coming in of a three-vehicle crash in Brownhills High Street this evening, just near Silver Court/Farmfoods area, near the junction of Silver Street.

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Plea for family of deceased Caldmore man

We seem to have had a lot of appeals in the last few months to trace the family of local deceased people – but I make no apology for running another one; these appeals are essential, and I really feel for anyone who passes away alone.
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Millie the cat returns safe and well!

Good news for regular readers and cat lovers who all looked out for Millie the cat from Clayhanger, who went missing recently: She’s turned up back home, a little thin but otherwise well.603877_10153060681413468_6327055871653971140_n Continue reading

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Have you seen Millie from Clayhanger?

Oh dear – another lost puss, this time from Clayhanger, where Millie the very timid black and white cat went missing last week.

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Rufus the cat back home safely!

You’ll no doubt remember Tuesday’s appeal (3rd February 2015) by Tracey Roberts to help find her gorgeous, missing ginger cat – well, good news.
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Please keep an eye open for this lost ginger!

Here’s yet another urgent appeal for a lost cat, this time from Tracey Roberts who lives on the Ogley Road, Brownhills, near Mill Road – her semi long-haired ginger cat has been missing for a week now.

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Missing from home: Charlie the cat

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Chris Wharton, who lives at the bottom of Sandhills on the Lichfield Road near Shore Oak – his beloved ginger and white puss Charlie went out this morning and hasn’t come home.

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Has anyone seen Sox the cat?

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from reader Melissa Jade, via twitter – she’s lost Sox from Springhill Road in Brownhills – he disappeared on Tuesday 13th January 2015, and it’s not like him to roam.
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Please help find Caddy the cat!

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from Theresa Gitner on Facebook via Kathryn Reynolds of the Shire Oak group – lost ‘Caddy’, a white and black male shorthair cat, no collar, microchipped.
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Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.

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Hey up – kitten lost on the Hussey Estate

This is an desperate appeal for help that came in via Facebook this evening (17th October 2014) – Becci Saich messaged me to ask if I could share her appeal to try and find her lost kitten.
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Hednesford Road hit and run: police issue full statement

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Incident in Brownhills West in the early hours?

Seeing social media reports about a car accident in which a couple of lads may have been hurt after midnight last night (9-10th August 2014) in the Wilkin Road area of Brownhills West.Untitled 8 Continue reading

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Jamey Coleman hit and run – police appeal for further information

West Midlands Police continue their enquiries into the tragic death of local lad Jamey Coleman, who died following a hit and run accident at the junction of the A5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014.
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Brownhills fatal hit run – Police issue statement

Following the fatal hit and run incident at the junction of the a5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014, there has been huge interest and sympathy from the community – West midlands Police issued the following statement a few minutes ago…
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Fatal hit and run in Brownhills – appeal for help

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Sweet James

That there Clive Roberts – documenter of the history of the Shire Oak Inn and collector of local postcards – has been at it again He’s picked up another postcard of Brownhills at a fair, and mailed me scans of the front and back to post here on the blog.

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If you’ve a song to sing, sing out!

The Young David Evans – working with a number of sources, including the Fullelove family and members of the Choral Society – continues his meticulous and fascinating documentation of the history of the noted, famous and popular Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society.
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Singing Was Their Forte

The wonderful Ian Pell has sent me a great contribution relating to Brownhills Choral Society – This is unusual for Ian, as his regular field is transport history, Ian, you’ll recall, has written lots of great articles about the railways of our area.

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Songs to sing, and voices to sing them

That there Young David Evans has been a busy man – not just with his comments, explorations of The Wood’s watercourses, or even his pursuit of squeezing great memories from David Oakley – no, David has thrown himself into researching George Fullelove, the great musical son of Brownhills, the Choral Society he was an exponent of, and the rich and surprising choral culture locally.
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Choir mastery

Here’s one I’ve mentioned before, but this is a request for information and an early warning – this one is important, and very, very elusive, but I think we should preserve this bit of Brownhills History for posterity, and so that it is not lost – it’s a beautiful thing, and not enough folk know about it.

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Six decades on…

Following the contributions yesterday from Walsall Wood folk regarding the coronation parade in Cornation Road, Walsall Wood, reader and friend of the blog Peter Killops returned to the scene yesterday…
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Chase Nursing Home: new statement issued

The saga of Chase Nursing Home in Brownhills, and the withdrawal of it’s contract after a damning inspection report by the Care Quality Commission rumbles on. I’ve just received the following press release from Walsall Council which details current events.
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Walsall Council withdraws contract from Chase Nursing Home in Brownhills

I received the following press release from Walsall Council yesterday. The old Vicarage has, for some time, been a Nursing Home for people suffering mental health issues. I’m sure readers were as concerned as I was when news surfaced recently of the poor inspection report the facility received, and removing the residents can only be a good thing.

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From one end to the other…

Here’s another ride video of Walsall Wood and Brownhills for the expats, exiles and vicarious cyclists, but especially Trevor in Australia. Hope all is going well, old chap, and that the treatment isn’t knocking you about too much. We’re all thinking of … Continue reading

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Chasewater Railway – lots to do today and tomorrow!

I see that Chasewater Railway, the preserved line and hidden gem at Chasewater, have a Jubille Street Party on tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June 2012. It’s at Brownhills West station (The one near the Chasewater Innovation Centre and South Shore), and … Continue reading

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