Tag Archives: Warreners Arms

It’s time to let go…

I suspect this post will meet with some derision or controversy, but I’ve been mulling it over for four or five months now, and the issue has just come to the fore again. A very short article in this week’s … Continue reading

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Persistence of memory

Yesterday, whilst wandering past the former Warreners Arms pub, I stopped to look at the old inn. The condition of this landmark building continues to degrade, and the busy car wash formerly operating there now seems to have closed. I … Continue reading

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The churnalism continues

The utterly bizarre saga of The Warreners Arms bar rumbles on. The story from yesterday’s Express & Star, first published here on The Brownhills Blog, has today appeared in both The Daily Mail and The Sun… If anyone else spots … Continue reading

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From the ‘You heard it here first’ department

Thanks to several people who alerted me on Twatter and Facebook, I note that the Walsall Express & Star yet again finds itself churning the Brownhills Blog for stories. First featured here after a discussion on twatter,  the article about … Continue reading

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Bar none

  Bar HDR, originally uploaded by Josh_Paul_Williams. In the spirit of the recent theme of preserved historic bits of Brownhills wood, top Bloxwich student, photographer and computer geek Joshua Williams recently mentioned on twitter that his grandfather had part of … Continue reading

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The distant local

For this week’s (somewhat delayed, my apologies) old pictures post I decided to dive into the warmth of the local boozer. Brownhills and Walsall Wood have had many hostelries over the years, some long gone, some more recent casualties of … Continue reading

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A different point of view

The old photos I’ve selected this week are all unusual pictures of the area from unusual angles, and show the myriad of changes to our locality through the last century. As ever, do try to get copies of the original … Continue reading

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At your service – The Warreners Arms a century ago…

Further to my earlier post about the sad fate of The Warreners Arms, and especially for Stymaster, who correctly recalled a picture of an earlier incarnation of the Warreners in a local history book, I found it. It was in ‘Memories … Continue reading

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Arrested development

The Warreners Arms pub was never a very high-class establishment. Standing on the site of former rabbit warrens, created and managed for food and sport at the behest of Richard Gilbert, Lord of the Manor of Norton, the former Warreners … Continue reading

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