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Walsall Wood Tesco Express to close

Just in case you haven’t seen it (you must have done by now, surely), the Tesco Express at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood is to close for good on March 15th 2015, as part of a closure program that will see 43 stores close across the country.

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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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In the swim

Here’s one I suspect may trigger a few memories – unearthed by the young David Evans, it’s an image of Walsall Wood Primary School’s swimming pool, which I think is long demolished – I’m not familiar with it myself, but it seems a lot like one Millfield had – and may still do.

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When Mom wasn’t pleased to see me

Here’s another great instalment from the series I started a couple of months ago, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.

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The disappearing fish

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Police make statement on Walsall Wood incidents

I know there’s currently a lot of rumour and speculation locally on social media about a series of incidents in Walsall Wood, last night, Monday, 30th December 2013 – a few people have been asking what went on – so here’s an official statement and a request for witnesses or other information from West Midlands Police.
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Follow that elephant!

I thought I’d continue today with the third article in the series I started a couple of weeks ago, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.
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I carried the line-prop!

I thought I’d continue today with another article in the series I started last week, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.

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New Co-op on Streets Corner: Any news?

I keep getting messages and emails about this. The new store that’s been built on the old car lot in Walsall Wood seems to have been ready to open for weeks, but nothing seems to be happening:
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Walsall Wood – A short history by Margaret Brice

The readers of this humble blog really are remarkable people. No sooner had I mentioned yesterday that I was looking for a copy of Margaret Brice’s Walsall Wood book, than I had two readers offering me copies. Reader and top … Continue reading

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The Ivy League

I’ve just had this one come in this afternoon from reader, contributor and all round top chap David Evans. It’s jarred me awake a little, as I know a reader locally to be researching this very subject, so I’m posting … Continue reading

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Where the streets have a name

Here’s a fragment: a taster. David Evans has been working hard of late on a number of blog-related projects, and one of the things that caught his interest was Streets Corner, in Walsall Wood, and how it took the name … Continue reading

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What’s going on at Street’s Corner?

A number of friends and readers have recently asked me what’s going on on the old car sales lot at Street’s Corner where, after a long period of abandonment, hoardings have gone up and work seems to be underway. Permission … Continue reading

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Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – one way running next week

  A few folk seem concerned about an upcoming road closure in Shire Oak, so I just thought I’d publicise it here. From Sunday, 10th April 2011, traffic will be one way only on the Lichfield Road, Shire Oak, between … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood question: can you help?

Reader and top local history operative [Howmuch?] is desperately looking for information about The Ivy House, on Lichfield Road, in Walsall Wood. Not the new block of flats on Streets Corner, but the old offllicense the block took it’s name … Continue reading

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Tales from the Wood…

I was very fortunate this year to receive the gift of some secondhand local history books I’d been after for quite some time, and I’m keen to share them with the  readership of the blog. As is usually the case … Continue reading

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Gooin’ up the Wood

For the old photo feature this week, I thought we’d take a stroll up to Walsall Wood. Still villagey, with some surprisingly beautiful buildings and quiet residental streets, the former mining community is a little hidden gem in the Northern … Continue reading

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Home thoughts from abroad

I received a fantastic email at the weekend from Fawlty, following his comment on my Panoramio picture of the sadly derelict St. John’s School and adjacent bungalow in Walsall Wood. Now living in Spain, Fawlty has some fascinating memories of … Continue reading

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The ‘Crucifixion’ incident in Walsall Wood – West Midlands Police issue statement

In order to clear up some of the rumour surrounding the very unusal incident yesterday at Streets Corner in Walsall Wood, today West Midlands Police have kindly issued a statement about the nature of the protest following requests from the … Continue reading

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‘Crucifixion’ Incident at Walsall Wood

In order to put straight some of the stranger rumours that seem to be circulating about this, I’d point out that there’s an article about the incident in tonight’s Express & Star (unfortunately not online yet) and an ongoing report … Continue reading

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Dereliction affliction

This is a heads up, and also an appeal for information. These dilapidated dwellings are located on Brownhills Road at Street’s Corner, opposite the Walsall Wood school – you can see their actual location from the picture’s Panoramio page, accessed … Continue reading

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