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The Swan, Brownhills: Come say farewell, and welcome a new era

It’s been six short years since Jane and Geoff Taylor took over The Swan pub on Pelsall Road, Brownhills, transforming it from a pub long closed and thought of as lost to an absolutely banging community real ale pub.
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On the Sunnyside of the street

That there Young David Evans has been busy again investigating the physical geography of the land between Walsall Wood and Aldridge, at Kings Hayes and The Vigo – David has previously done some excellent work on the landscape and history of Walsall Wood, and this article continues that trend.
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Going with the flow

In the modern world of asphalted roads, acres of hardstanding and housing estates by the square mile, we tend to forget that our landscape is riddled with lost brooks, springs, natural drains and man-made culverts, and all have to be managed to prevent flood and ensure adequate drainage, whilst still maintaining irrigation.
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Haute couture

Amy Palmer seems to have been quite notable in Ye Olde City in the 1930s, at least – I think her store stood on the corner of Tamworth Street and Conduit Street, where the empty former Julian Graves store is today.

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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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A local heroine: what do you know?

Sometimes, something just comes out of left field and takes you by surprise. So it is with this clipping, sent to me 30 minutes ago by reader Graeme Clarke. I had no idea about this incredible lady and her fascinating … Continue reading

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In God we trust

David Evans – top contributor and one of the Brownhills Blog’s top correspondents in Walsall Wood – has again sent me some excellent scans from the Ebenezer Church commerative booklet. There’s been a fantastic response to these wonderful scans, and I’m … Continue reading

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