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  1. Coseley before it was divided among neighbours

    HALF a century after a sweep of a bureaucrat's pen obliterated centuries of local history and tradition, Black Country folk are still angry at the loss of their old boroughs and boundaries.

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  1. Smethwick-born race ace in action

    EARLIER this year, Smethwick Heritage Centre marked the centenary of the birth of racing driver Ken Wharton with a special exhibition (see Bugle 1229).

    1. How John swapped claret and blue for cricket whites
    2. Warley & DistrictSunday League
    3. Worcestershire County Cricket League
    4. Three wins on the bounce for rampant Darlaston Town
    5. Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League

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  1. Cars galore at Longbridge

    THE Black Country has been inextricably linked with its near neighbour Birmingham in many ways and over many years, and with improved transport, the introduction of railways lines and regular services...

    1. Weighty matters at Walsall pub
    2. West Bromwich Police parade their new hats
    3. Flying Scotsman brings huge order to deli
    4. Photo nostalgia at Canal Portal
    5. I have been thinking back to my life in 1959
  1. Meeting stars of 1966 is a precious memory

    I READ with interest your story regarding the summer of 1966 by Clive Corbett – what a contrast with 50 years on. I also enjoyed seeing his memorabilia such as the signed shirt and images. (Bu...

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    1. Celebrating 100 years of Holden's brewery
    2. Open cockpit nights at RAF Cosford
    3. Walsall teacher took school drama to new heights
    4. Bostin' good fun for all at the 2016 Black Country Festival
    5. Cradley Heath Fiddler on the Roof in Jubilee year
    6. West Bromwich fund-raiser staged by hospital thespians
    7. On stage with the Latour dancers in Netherton
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