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Two sugars please: join the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this Saturday in Brownhills!

John Fogarty from Brownhills Community Association has been in touch to point out they have an event planned this Saturday 29th September 2018 as part of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. Their Coffee Morning will take place at … Continue reading

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Keep your hair on – Brownhills Wilkinson are getting wiggy with it!

Toria Amy has been in touch – she’s just one of the great community minded folk who work at the Wilkinson store in Brownhills, and they’ve informed me that they have organised an event as part of the ‘Get Wiggy With … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood Boys Brigade reunion this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (18th November 2015) at the Walsall Wood FC Clubhouse, Oak Park from 7:30pm – the annual reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.

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In the net – 1920s style

The young David Evans has been very busy of late, turning up a variety of local history nuggets for the perusal of readers – and here, he turns up a real gem from Watling Street School in 1926, courtesy of Mrs. Iris Hollis.
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The team team of ’57

Here’s a head scratcher from friend of the blog Martin Littler, who’s contributed so much previously to Brownhills Local history – and this time he’s come up with a cracker for a Bank Holiday Monday.
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A summer long since passed

Readers may well remember the photo of the Brigade football team from the 1960s – the young David Evans, himself a former member of the local Brigade has been in contact with local chap John Genders, who’s dug out some lovely … Continue reading

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The boys are back in town this Wednesday!

Here’s a great thing happening this Wednesday (10th December 2014) at Oak Park Football Clubhouse, from 7:30pm – the Christmas reunion of Walsall Wood Boys Brigade.
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Lose, and you’re in the drink!

Here’s a rather wonderful, quick photo to get the grey matter going amongst the readership – yesterday, Godfrey ‘Oakparkrunner’ Hucker sent me the above excellent photo, sourced from Linda Robottom, of a Walsall Wood tug of war team.
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At silly mid on

A few weeks ago, the young David Evans started exploring the history of Walsall Wood Cricket Club here on the Brownhills Blog, following some great contributions by Julie Le-Moine – steadily, we’re building up a good record of the lost cricket club, which stood where Boundary Close is now, behind St John’s Church and the Library.

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It’s a naked place without cricket

It’s always nice to kick off a new historical thread here on the blog, and this one will be particularly wonderful to curate, as I know there’s a lot of local interest in the old cricketing history of Walsall Wood.

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When an old cricketer leaves the crease

Following the remarkable and fascinating response to Julie Le-Moine’s enquiry last weekend about a mystery cricket team photo from Walsall Wood, Julie has been good enough to send me another image – this time, it’s her Grandfather Walter Hollender.
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Fielding suggestions

Here’s a nice one for the weekend, and I think the Walsall Wood contingent may have a word or two to say about it – this cricket team photo was sent to me earlier in the week by long-time friend of the blog, Julie Le-Moine.1795012_10152044481118778_200813047_o Continue reading

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Generous to a tea!

Bonita Clayton from Brownhills Community Association has been in touch to let me know that their recent fundraising event for Macmillan went very well indeed, and asked if I could thank all those who took part. It is, of course, my … Continue reading

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Brownhills Wilkinson raise £120 for MacMillan!

I asked Nicole Quinn from Wiklinson, Brownhills to let me know how she and her workmates got on with their MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event last Friday, and good to her word, Nicole has kindly let me know that the team raised £120.
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Two sugars please!

Further to yesterday’s plug for the Brownhills Wilkinson Macmillan Coffee Morning Event, Bonita Clayton and Eamonn Regan from Brownhills Community Association have been in touch to point out they have an event planned as part of the same fundraising campaign.
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Join in the world’s biggest coffee morning!

Nicole Quinn and her friend Sally have been in touch – they’re just two of the great community minded folk who work at the Wilkinson store in Brownhills, and they’ve informed me that they have organised an event as part of the Macmillan Coffee Morning campaign, set to take place in Brownhills this Friday morning from 10:30-12:30.
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Mountain excitement

I received this important message in this evening from Nicole Quinn, one of the great local folk at Wilkinson, in Brownhills – it seems that continuing a series of great community activities, some of the staff are undertaking a rather arduous walk.

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The boys were back in town

Here’s a quick one for the Walsall Wood contingent: Specifically the fine lads who were members of the local Boys Brigade. They held a reunion back in March, I think at Walsall Wood Football Club. I’ve been supplied this picture … Continue reading

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Team work?

Here’s an odd little one for the football buffs. I know very little about this clipping other than the text that accompanies it. Reader Dave sent it me a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been trying to fit it … Continue reading

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Bump it up, Bomper!

I thought today that since the old gentlemen at the bar were reminiscing over footie, and I myself had mentioned Walsall Wood’s long love affair with the not so beautiful game on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr journal this week, that I’d … 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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More tales from the Wood

Following yesterday’s post featuring the excellent ephemera kindly sent in by David Evans surrounding the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church in Walsall Wood, David has again been busy with the scanner and sent me more great stuff for publication on the blog. … Continue reading

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Walsall Wood: An old pictures special edition

I’m indebted to reader David Evans who, in response to the enquiry and delightful photo supplied by Caz,has dug out a veritable goldmine of pictures for posting here on the Brownhills Blog. There are some absolutely captivating shots here, and … Continue reading

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