Coming soon – great discount fashion event in Brownhills

Friend of the blog Deryck Langford writes to inform me that there’s a fashion show and clothing event happening on Friday, 29th April 2016 at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills at 7:30pm.
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A great concert in Brownhills this Thursday!

Don’t forget that this Thursday evening (28th January 2016), there’s a fantastic concert featuring music by local performers at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.
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An evening of music in Brownhills coming soon!

Friend of the blog and ukulele whizz Corrie Halford has been in touch to let me know about a rather nice concert that’s due to take place in a couple of weeks at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, organised by the wonderful Deryck Langford.

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Brownhills Christmas Music and Light Festival – this Saturday evening

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch and asked my top give this excellent looking event a push – it’s a Christmas Music and Light festival taking place this Saturday, 12th December 2015 at 4:30pm, taking place at the Canoe and Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills – right on the canalised.
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Fashion Event in Brownhills Saturday!

Friend of the blog Deryck Langford writes to inform me that there’s a fashion show and clothing event happening this Saturday evening (that’s 18th April 2015) at the Silver Street Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills at 7:30pm.

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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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March 1992 – Are we on our own at night and hounded by day?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 30 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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January 1992 – Parking problem reaches boiling point

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 28 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1992 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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December 1991 – A prayer for Christmas

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 27 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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November 1991 – Tenant fights for loo

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 26 of the long lost freesheet, from November 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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October 1991 – MP calls for a two day exhibition of Toll Road

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 25 of the long lost freesheet, from October 1991 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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September 1991 – Clayhanger residents demand an end to neglect

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 24 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.Brownhills Gazette September 1991 issue 24_000001

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July 1991 – Litter louts attacked (The missing issue is found!)

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 22 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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August 1991 – Mindless mini vandals creating havoc for Walsall Wood

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 23 of the long lost freesheet, from August 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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June 1991 – Is the waiting nearly over?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 21 of the long lost freesheet, from June 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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May 1991 – Walsall Wood Police Boxing Club big success – but will it continue?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 20 of the long lost freesheet, from May 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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April 1991 – Traders win battle over parking

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 19 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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March 1991 – Canal Towpath being destroyed

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 18 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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A musical evening in Brownhills – this Saturday!

Local chap and musician John Carver contacted me a week or so ago to ask me to give this fine folk gig a plug, starring a lady with a rather remarkable local tale to tell – and she’s supported by some rather excellent welsh musicians, too.141018 Poster

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Brownhills canal indecent exposure incident

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the canal in Brownhills last Wednesday night (23rd July 2014), when a lady cycling on the towpath between the Pier Street pedestrian Bridge (near Tesco) and Catshill Junction witnessed a naked man on the far side of the canal near the Silver Court Gardens site.

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A very festive festival

David Evans has kindly sent in these wonderful images of Brownhills Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival, where there’s also a Christmas Market on today (Saturday, 14th December 2013) from 9:00am until 1:30pm.
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Why not pop in to Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival?

As part of the usual Brownhills Christmas celebrations, this fantastic display is open today…

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Brownhills Canoe Centre open event today!

Today – Sunday, the Canoe and Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills will be open to all with free introductory canoe sessions and lots of great activities.
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Brownhills Canoe Centre – get set for summer!

Friend of the blog Bonita Clayton has been in touch from Brownhills Community Association, and asked if I’d publicise an event, happening later this month and the Canoe & Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills.

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Christmas events, anyone?

I just wondered if anyone out there had local christmas stuff they wanted publiscising here on the blog. In previous years in Brownhills, the Town Centre Team have had unified ‘Magic of Christmas’ branded events, but since Antonia has moved on to pastures new, it all seems a bit haphazard this year.

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Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival on tonight!

As part of the usual Brownhills Christmas celebrations, this fantastic display opens this evening.

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Fortitude?

An interesting enquire from reader Mike Stackhouse, who’s researching his family history. Mike mailed me to ask the following: Hi Bob, I wonder if you could help me. I have been doing a bit of family tree tracing and with the release of the 1911 cencus have a little problem… It lists my Gran as…

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Come to a Jubilee tea party in Brownhills this Saturday!

This looks like an interesting event for Saturday. There will be cake, so not being much of a royalist, that’s enough to get my vote. You can never have enough cake, as any cyclist knows. Vickie Heydon-Matterface had this to say: Hi Bob, Could you give our tea party a mention please? It’s on Sat…

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Silver Waters. I kid you not…

I notice with some amusement that the Taylor Wimpey housing development between the Watermead and the Tesco petrol station in Brownhills has been given the nod, and has been christened with the utterly preposterous name of ‘Silver Waters’. Obviously harking to the name Silver Street and the presence of a canal within driving distance (but…

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Going for a Wimpey?

Whilst pottering about today, I noticed that the land between the Watermead Estate and Silver Street, near Tesco in Brownhills, had apparently changed hands. I noted last year that Morris Homes – the developers of Shire Oak Close on the former reservoir site at the Southern end of town – had obtained permission to build an…

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Two Christmas events today in Brownhills!

From Brownhills Town Centre Partnership Facebook page: Today (Saturday, 10th December) sees Brownhills Christmas Market at Brownhills Methodist Church between 9am and 3pm. There will be festive music, children’s crafts and seasonal refreshments as well as a chance to pop into the chiurch and see the magnificent array of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. The excellent…

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Tree cheers

Great friend of The Brownhills Blog, Andy Hollyhead, has kindly supplied some pictures from the previously mentioned  Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival taken last night. The festival continues, and tomorrow there will be a Christmas Market at the Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills, where you can bag a few bargains and peruse the fine trees…

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Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival switch on tonight!

As part of the Christmas Magic in Brownhills series of festive events, this fantastic display opens this evening. Brownhills Christmas Tree Festival Brownhills Methodist Church, Silver Street Switch on : Thursday 8th December @ 7.30pm Come along and see the 24 beautifully lit Christmas Trees all sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups and individuals….

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The Brownhills festivities continue…

Vickie Heydon-Matterface from Brownhills Methodist Church (that’s the one by the Market in Silver Street) kindly sent me an email recently to point out that their Christmas tree festival is on Tomorrow, Friday 10th December 2010 and Saturday 11th December, when there will also be a Christmas market in full swing, including tombola, refreshments, raffle…

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How planning works

It seems that a planning application has finally been submitted on behalf of Morris Homes for a housing development on the land just off Silver Street in Brownhills. This won’t come as any surprise to regular readers of this blog, as when a sign appeared on the site in question back in September, advising of…

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Predictable outcomes

Way back in June, 2008 I uploaded a photo to Panoramio of the wasteland that stands unloved and empty on the corner of Silver Street and the Watermead estate in Brownhills. It was just after an attempt had been made to develop the plot into a social club and bingo hall had failed, much to…

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