Tag Archives: Wilkin

More Monkey business

A couple of weeks ago I posted an enquiry by reader Margaret King about the location of a pub her Dad remembered from when he was evacuated to Brownhills as a small boy: he remembered the pub as ‘The Monkey Puzzle’, which had me somewhat perplexed.

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Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.

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Hednesford Road hit and run: police issue full statement

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Incident in Brownhills West in the early hours?

Seeing social media reports about a car accident in which a couple of lads may have been hurt after midnight last night (9-10th August 2014) in the Wilkin Road area of Brownhills West.Untitled 8 Continue reading

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The western front

Some weeks ago now, I featured a British Railways Board plan I’d purchased from a map dealer, which showed the coal workings in the Yard Seam below Brownhills Common. At the same time, I bought the one featured here, too. … Continue reading

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Before the motorway came through…

I’ve been contacted by blog reader Stuart Jakeman, who’s appealing for images of Brownhills West before the toll road came through. He’s also after any images we may have of the Pear Tree when it was still open. Can anybody … Continue reading

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Alley cats

An interesting question comes in from reader Mike Leonard, about the Wilkin Estate and Brownhills West in the 1970s. I’m not a Brownhills West man, so I’m hoping readers from that part of town can help. I vaguely remember a … Continue reading

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Way out west

Brownhills West has always been a small, self-contained community. I don’t feature it much here on the Brownhills Blog, which is a shame. Reflecting on that fact, for this pictures from the past feature, I thought we’d take a trip … Continue reading

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