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A proud day for Tommy's widow Dolly Burton and INSET: Tommy Burton

Blue plaque honour for Bilston jazz star Tommy

WITH the number of people crammed inside its diminutive but atmospheric proportions, The Trumpet in High Street Bilston, resembled an over measured pint tankard last Wednesday when the Black Country's...

  1. Just one of the countless thousands of Mario Lanza beermats left by the Phantom

    The Phantom is caught on film in Kidderminster

    THE self-proclaimed Phantom of the Opera, who has been leaving drawings of Mario Lanza in pubs across the Black Country and beyond for five decades without ever being identified, is the subject of a f...


  1. Bushbury football lads in 1938/39 season. Notice the pile of books the goalkeeper is standing on!

    Footballing juniors in 1938-39

    THE sun was shining, and these Wolverhampton boys were no doubt proud of their place in the school team, and looking forward to the upcoming season.

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    2. Life Saving lads pictured in 1959
    3. A-Z of West Midlands Football
    4. When John turned out for the Villa and the Liberals
    5. Old Park wartime workers and their silverware

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  1. Making a splash

    Finding Nemo by Grace Roberts

    THE 2014 Claverley Flower Festival was once again well attended and blessed with decent weather across each of the four days of the event at All Saints' Church.


  1. Delighted answer was in The Bugle

    I WAS truly delighted to see the letter from Mr Birch of Walsall, in The Bugle (June 5 edition) as shortly before I had been asked if I knew where the phrase "Gone for a Burton" originated. ...


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