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‘Sorrow into Pride’ Elmore Green memorial book special price

A very special book about the men on the Elmore Green School Great War Memorial is now available again at a very special price (see below), exclusively from Blakenall Village Centre – but hurry, time is short! Sorrow into Pride tells the story of the social and military history of the ‘old boys’ of Elmore … Continue reading

Bloxwich historians turn ‘Sorrow into Pride’

Last Friday a quiet, poignant and significant event in the history of Bloxwich took place at Blakenall Village Centre: the launch of a new book about the men on the Elmore Green School Great War Memorial. Sorrow into Pride tells the story of the social and military history of the ‘old boys’ of Elmore Green … Continue reading

Archivist to reveal true story of Walsall Zeppelin Raid in public talk

Archivist Paul Ford is all set to reveal the secrets of the 1916 Walsall Zeppelin Raid in a public talk at Walsall Local History Centre on Monday 3 December. In the talk, which starts at 7.30pm, Paul will use the original police, coroners, council and other records to try to piece together not only the … Continue reading

Elmore Green hero’s Great War medals presented to school

The very special occasion of Elmore Green Primary School’s annual service of remembrance was made even more poignant and significant on Friday by the surprise donation of a set of Great War medals to the historic Bloxwich school. The medals, comprising two campaign medals plus the bronze ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ traditionally given to the families … Continue reading

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