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Archive for April 2012

Appeal for info on Elmore Green School Memorial men

Local historians Barry Crutchley and Ken Wayman have been researching the lives of the men whose names are on the Elmore Green School Great War Memorial in the primary school at Bloxwich. All of the men came from Bloxwich, Blakenall Heath and Leamore. They have a great deal of information about the majority of the men but … Continue reading

Going to the Polls in Bloxwich, Blakenall and Birchills-Leamore

  One week today sees what may be the deciding round in the current close fight for overall control of Walsall Council, as a third of Councillors across the borough go to the polls to test both the popularity or otherwise of their parties and the appreciation or not of local people for the work they do, both … Continue reading

Passing away of Elaine Box

It’s likely that the majority of our readers will never have heard of Elaine Box, but I wanted to share with you the news that she has, sadly, passed away. Elaine started her 37-year career at Walsall Council in Catering Services and then moved to Property Services. It was while she was working in Property … Continue reading

Rock on in Bloxwich with Hayes and Hunt!

Popular venue Bookmark Bloxwich is getting ready to rock with another great night of live music coming up soon! Latest act Hayes and Hunt, who will be taking to the theatre stage in Elmore Row, Bloxwich on Saturday 5th of May, are regulars on the international music scene – and now look set to take … Continue reading

Pop legend Steve Jenkins returns home to launch book

A top music producer who had a hand in the careers of Britney, Kylie and Justin Timberlake is set to return to his Walsall roots for a major book launch. Walsall Council host the launch of Steve Jenkins’ autobiography ‘The Future is in the History’ at New Art Gallery, Gallery Square, Walsall on Saturday April … Continue reading

A Right Royal Carnival in prospect at Bloxwich!

Crowds of local people gathered excitedly at St John’s Methodist Church in Bloxwich on Saturday to witness a fine old local tradition carried out – the choosing of this year’s Bloxwich Carnival Queen and her ‘royal attendants’, the Carnival Princess and Rosebud. And the event proved ideal for the official announcement that another right royal … Continue reading

Saturday’s the day, By George!

  Walsall will be awash with patriotic colour and life this weekend with residents and shoppers invited to enjoy a carnival of activity to celebrate St George’s Day. Among the highlights will be a children’s face painter, three live music shows and a scouts-led church service. Jon Burnett, Regeneration Officer for Walsall Town Centre Management, … Continue reading

Book giving and poetry celebrate the Bard at Bloxwich

Bloxwich Library Forum is joining forces with talented Midlands poets next Monday to celebrate World Book Night and the birthday of William Shakespeare! An evening of free book giving and Shakespeare-inspired performance poetry is being held at Bookmark Bloxwich in Elmore Row on 23rd April, and members of the public are invited to drop in … Continue reading

Historic film show to raise profile of Sea Scouts

A show of historic film footage from the 1920s-1950s made by Walsall Sea Scouts is being presented on Tuesday 17 April at The Crossing, Darwall St, Walsall. Billed as ‘A tribute to L.G. Stanley – ‘Sarg’, the show at 2pm – 4pm is being put on by KineScout Productions, and members of the public are … Continue reading

Titanic event floated at Stan Ball Centre this Friday

The Stan Ball Centre will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic with a special exhibition day which will be open to the public, families and any groups who might like to come along. The event takes place at the centre in Abbotts Street, Bloxwich on Friday 13th April from … Continue reading

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