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Archive for October 2011

Country and folk music concert for cancer charity this Sunday

This Sunday 6 November a very special Charity Concert will take place at the Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre connected to Bloxwich Library. Canadian Singer/Songwriter Chuck Micallef is joining forces with his friends Pete Kelly, Tony Barrett and Enchante’ to help raise money in honour of his late wife Janet Griffiths Micallef, who lost her own battle … Continue reading

Time for the Last Post?

A cold wind is blowing through Bloxwich, and its not just the herald of winter, it’s the wind of change, the sort of stiff breeze up the Khyber which often blows no-one any good.  That change is imminent in our once-great postal service, which back in the Victorian era when it was invented could offer … Continue reading

Zeppelin bomb goes on show at Walsall Museum

A very rare 20lb German incendiary bomb casing, which was dropped on Walsall in 1916 during the Great War, has gone on show in a new display at Walsall Museum. The bomb casing, which is so rare that it may be the only one held in a British museum, is believed to be one of … Continue reading

Labour Party take Bloxwich East by storm

Thursday’s by-election in the Bloxwich East Ward of Walsall Council has seen an historic swing to Labour of 19% in a ward which has for a good number of years been split between their party and the Conservatives, with the latter in the majority. In a significant victory, the seat left vacant following the death … Continue reading

Ninety years of Remembrance and poppies…

Today marks not only the start of the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, but the 90th year in which that remarkable organisation has operated.  The Legion, a voluntary organisation funded by donations, was formed in 1921 to support the veterans of the Great War.  But since then, as we know only too well, Britain … Continue reading

Hallowe’en bites back in spine-tingling new theatre tour!

Professional Theatre Company “Don’t Go into the Cellar!” is bringing a number of spooky shows to venues around Birmingham this Hallowe’en! Hallowe’en itself sees them stage a “Fright Bites” night at the Kitchen Garden Cafe. Original creepy theatre and ghost stories will be performed in-between courses at an event that will serve up meals with … Continue reading

Walsall Museum talk on historic advertising

A special illustrated talk at Walsall Museum this November explores the eye-catching posters and marketing material created by local firm the Walsall Lithographic Co for well-known firms and businesses across the country.

Glittering prizes for Bloxwich gem Jessica

Young ambassador, 2010 Bloxwich Carnival Princess and Miss Teen Walsall title holder Jessica Watts has picked up yet another crown. The talented teenager won Miss Teen English Diamond following a competition in Manchester at the weekend. Jessica is helping the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Garry Perry, in his fundraising year and attends a host of … Continue reading

Spooky Perrins returns – to haunt the Telegraph!

Andrew ‘Spooky’ Perrins is a Black Country poet, artist and local historian. The author of Ghosts and the Folklore around Barr Beacon has long had a fascination with interpreting the history, folklore and landscape of the Black Country in poetry and in art – and with matters paranormal! Andrew was our Poet in Residence at … Continue reading

Beechdale speeders fined in police traffic op

Eight drivers were fined for speeding during a traffic operation carried out by Walsall Police’s Beechdale Neighbourhood Team yesterday (Monday) in conjunction with force traffic following concerns raised by local people.

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