Tag Archives: Robert Webster

Something fishy afoot?

I’ve had an interesting question in from Taffy of Tamworth, who’s an angler who enjoys fishing Marklews Pond, off Engine Lane in Brownhills – but he’s recently noticed something.

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If the cap fits…

On Sunday I rode up Coppice Lane in Brownhills for the first time in a few weeks, and noticed that contractors for The Coal Authority – the body charged with monitoring and remediating historic mineworkings – had been hard at work capping the two shafts left over from the West Coppice Colliery, near the old level Crossing. 

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A token of my respect

Today, I’m going to do something I should have done a while ago. Students of Brownhills Local History will be aware of an elusive, long lost site by local chap Robert Webster. This great resource ceased to exist a few … Continue reading

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A hole in the history

If ever anything were to prove the importance of a detailed mapping record, than my post of Wednesday last, ‘Common ground’ does just that. Whilst dredging the available mapping for the area beforehand, the 1938 draftings were unavailable in the … Continue reading

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Good news for local history buffs

Regular readers will remember that I put out an appeal here recently to contact Robert Webster, creator of the lost Brownhills local history site ‘Webster’s Genealogy and Brownhills Local History ‘. Well, as I reported here, thanks to dedicated sleuths … Continue reading

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Call off the search!

Thanks to everyone who responded to my call for assistance in finding Robert Webster, creator and curator of the now-offline Webster’s Genealogy and Local History site. Thanks to diligent work by both @ziksby and @JoshWilliams94 (who both turned up the … Continue reading

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Is Robert Webster in the house?

This is an appeal for Robert Webster to contact me at the Brownhills Blog. Some years ago, Rob created the ‘Websters Genealogy’ site, which had an absolutely top-notch section on Brownhills local history, containing some excellent material that I’d not … Continue reading

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