Tag Archives: Tamworth Time Hikes

A pictorial record

Readers may well recall the awful and largely forgotten story surrounding Colenal James Kilian, and his cruelty and subsequent disgrace following the mistreatment of soldiers at the U.S. Army base stationed at Whittington, near Lichfield, duringWorld War Two – it’s a subject we’ve touched on occasionally and is little known about here in the UK, but somewhat notorious in the USA. Continue reading

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Death, Destruction, Crime And Notable News

Here’s a bit of a plug for an old friend of the blog, Paul Robinson, who created a site of which I’m rather fond – way back in September 2010 following a comment from Paul upon the blog, I was introduced to the site digDeeper…
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Inner Hays

Here’s another ride cam for all those who ask for them – including Trev in Oz, Rob Flodders and BillyTheBez – this one is edited, realtime bits of a mostly off road journey from Jerry’s Lane, near Weeford, up the bridleway that is Knox’s Grave Lane to Packington, then into the wonderful Hopwas Hayes Wood.tumblr_mss53rl8jJ1qib2vgo4_1280 Continue reading

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In the soup

Walsall Council, unwanted silver tableware and a disgraced, abusive US Army Colonel – Walsall hasn’t recently become mad, it’s always been a bit bonkers.
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Diamonds and dust

With local history, it’s all a bit winding and interleaved. Sometimes, you start researching one thing, and follow a straight line; and then, all of a sudden, things you never expected crop up, and you end up researching something utterly different.

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It’s quiz time…

I just thought I’d point out that our posh neighbour in Ye Olde City, Lichfield Lore, has another eye-spy quiz set by top local history whizz David Evans, late of this parish. David, readers will remember, had readers of this … Continue reading

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All about Eve

Well, it’s Christmas Eve. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few days now, but it’s a bit cheesy and it feels kind of awkward. I’d like to wish all the readers, contributors, followers and friends of the … Continue reading

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Memories of Old Stonnall

The fantastic, resourceful and dedicated Julian Ward-Davies has been in touch to point out that there’s a new article on his blog entitled ‘Memories of Old Stonnall’, a collaborative work with Gordon Mycock whose memories of his life in the … Continue reading

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Historic Books online (via Tamworth Time Hikes)

Great to see that Mark at Tamworth Time Hikes has returned to regular blogging after a brief hiatus. For those who don’t know the site – and there can’t be many locals now who don’t – this is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Who knows where the time goes?

It really doesn’t seem like five minutes since I last wished all you readers a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. This last one has been an interesting and engaging time for me with the Brownhills Blog. I’ve … Continue reading

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Chasing Windmills (via Tamworth Time Hikes)

There are a series of three posts currently up on the excellent Tamworth Time Hikes blog that are worth a look. I know I plug Mark Lorenzo’s work here rather a lot, but this is shaping up to be a … Continue reading

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I’m digging digDeeper

Following his comment this evening on my post ‘The past is a different place‘, the work of the enigmatic Paul has been engaging me all evening. His digDeeper site not only sheds some light on lost Brownhills earthwork, Knave’s Castle, but lots … Continue reading

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Help solve a mystery…

Can anyone help me get to the bottom of this? I’ve a feeling this one might be of interest to Mark Lorenzo, of Tamworth Time Hikes. I know it’s not Brownhills, but it’s been troubling me for a few of … Continue reading

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