Tag Archives: Sister Dora

An overwhelming sense of duty

Sister Dora is a beloved, dear heroine of Walsall; remembered long after her passing, she is a local heroine whose memory shines like a light in the grim, darkened industrial past of Walsall – her statue – finally restored to it’s rightful place on The Bridge, in the town centre – still sees regular laying of flowers and visits by those interested in the remarkable history it records.

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Dabbling in Heroine

One thing I’ve come to realise as I get older and do more of this local history stuff is that nothing is ever quite what it seems. This morning, Graeme Clarke sent me the clipping relating to the remarkable story … Continue reading

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Sister Dora’s first live gig in 130 years

Posted this afternoon on Twatter by the generally not as funny as it should be @Walsall_CounciI parody account, this hilarious video was originally on Twitvid, but since I can’t embed that in the blog, I’ve transcoded it and uploaded to Youtube. … Continue reading

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Would Sister Dora go on strike? (via The Mushroom)

The Mushroom – crafter of fine rants about all manner of subjects, but mostly Walsall politics – has played a blinder. I just had to share this touching, very human post about the future of the National Health Service, those … Continue reading

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Professor Sam Ramiah, rest in peace.

Yesterday, I like many others in Walsall, I was shocked to hear of the sudden, unexpected and totally unjust death of Walsall’s Director of Public Health, Doctor Sam Ramiah, who was taken by a heart attack at the criminally young … Continue reading

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I don’t mean to carp, but…

With a touch of sadness, but no surprise, I noticed on Friday that Rodney, the Walsall Wood fisherman, is still without his fish, somewhat oddly christened ‘Bob’. He’s also been the victim of rather more destructive vandals, who’ve tagged him with … Continue reading

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