Tag Archives: The Stymaster

Aldridge Carnival – late 1960’s

This is a quick one that’s popped up via Facebook and the hero behind the Aldridge Cinema project: Russell Smith, who’s found and converted some cinefilm of Aldridge Carnival in the late 1960s – it’s really rather wonderful and very high quality.

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Nicked bike alert!

Sad news reaches me from local blogger The Stymaster: he’s had his ride purloined.
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Ill-Liberal

Anyone taken in by the absolute load of old tut posted in the comments last night by the Walsall Liberal Democrat Membership Officer Paul Wild may also wish to read this post about their political flexibility, also published yesterday by The Plastic Hippo.
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More on Walsall Councillors allowances…

Since I covered the original story on Monday, several very good online articles have been published about the disgraceful rise in allowances awarded to Walsall Council cabinet members.
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Lifted

Here’s a vital question that fellow local blogger and geek The Stymaster raised yesterday. This has touched on an experience I’ve recently had with content being lifted from other websites that’s factually incorrect, and being regurgitated without question. Most of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from The Swan, Brownhills.

I’ve had a great message from Jane Taylor, the landlady of the reinvigorated Swan pub in Pelsall Road, Brownhills. It’s a cracking house and has won favour from all I’ve known who’ve visited – expert ale arse The Stymaster loves … Continue reading

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The Swan pub opens again this Saturday!

It’s been a long time in the coming, but The Swan pub on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be opening again for business this Saturday, 29th October 2011. This is great news, and it has taken a while, but … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

This week, we lost another historic building to a fire in Walsall. I covered the event here. on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr and one of the side effects on YouTube. The Stymaster lamented it, as did the Hippo. Today, there’s a … Continue reading

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Medium rare (via The Plastic Hippo)

This evening, I was planning to write on the subject of the terrible fire at the former Jabez Cliff works (indeed, I mentioned it on my 365daysofcycling mini-blog) but the Plastic Hippo has once again beaten my tardy arse to it, and … Continue reading

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Rushall Carnival – early 1970’s

Over on the Pigblog, the Stymaster continues his painstaking and wonderful mission to preserve his late father’s collection of photographic and cine film ephemera from the seventies. I’ve already pointed out the posts covering Stubbers Green, a video of Chasewater … Continue reading

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Arsonists required: please apply within

Over at the PigBlog, the Stymaster has done it again. He’s posted a restrained, beautifuly controlled rant about the fate of historic buildings in Walsall, and their propensity to spontaneously combust. The scandal over the handling of the former Methodist … Continue reading

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The Payne Barrier

Please excuse me a little indulgence today. I’m going to break away from the usual stuff I do and talk a bit about blogging and freedom of speech, because something has happened in the local blog community that’s really irritated … Continue reading

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Canal dreams

Way back in my last photo post, ‘The joys of summer‘, canal-lover The Stymaster commented on the surprising greenery of the waterways through West Bromwich. As a belated response, I’ve collated some gorgeous summer greenery from recent rides, often from … Continue reading

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The Walsall Council reality distortion field

First up, sorry for the lack of updates this week, work has kept me away from the blog, a situation that will be resolved soon. However, in the course of my web browsing recently, there have been a few gems … Continue reading

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