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  1. Thomas Secker "somewhere in France" in 1917

    Hednesford granddad wounded in Great War

    THESE fine photographs have been loaned to us by Brian Essex of Longbridge, Birmingham, and they show his grandfather who served in the First World War, was wounded but recovered and returned home and...


  1. Darlaston dumped out of cup

    WITH six first team regulars absent Darlaston crashed out of the Birmingham County FA Vase at the first attempt, losing 5-2 to Folly Lane OB from the Coventry Alliance Premier Division.

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  1. Did your town have a toilet named after it?


    SEVERAL towns and villages of the Black Country and its surrounding area were immortalised in glazed, vitreous fireclay in the 1920s, as we can reveal thanks to a lovely old catalogue issued by Stourb...



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    3. Hollywood greats and comedy stars in Simon Snorkel movie
    4. Vampires finally see the light of day
    5. The hall is alive with the Sound of Music
    6. WIN: David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive DVD
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