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The proposed PPM railcar with GWR inspired body

New plans to bring back historic trains to Dudley

DUDLEY town, with a population of around 200,000, is the largest town in the UK without a direct rail link. There may be several stations nearby, but there has not been a train station in the town cen...

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    Remembering Warley Home Guard

    WE are all familiar with the story of the Home Guard in the Second World War, how thousands of men, too old or not yet old enough for regular military service, volunteered to defend their country from...


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  1. Celebrating the history of the mighty Tangyes

    IN September 1950 the British Association for the Advancement of Science visited the Cornwall Works of Tangyes Ltd in Smethwick, and to the mark the occasion a small booklet describing a brief history...


  1. Biblical passion play at Pensnett church

    FOLLOWING a highly successful national tour in 2014, Riding Lights Theatre Company returns with its Passion Play, Inheritance, weaving the strands of the Biblical passion into a dramatic narrative, ex...

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  1. Langley concert dates

    I THOUGHT Bugle readers would be interested to know that Langley Band will be performing their Spring Concerts at the Barlow Theatre in Langley on Friday, March 20 at 8pm and also on Saturday, March 2...

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    1. The play's the thing as Stourbridge drama groups help each other in the '50s
    2. Stars of CHAOS from 21 years ago
    3. Call Me Madam at Brierley Hill Civic Hall
    4. Lavish spectacle at Old Hill Tab 55 years ago
    5. Musical memories of Bugle reading thespian Trevor Guest
    6. Father saved fragments of forgotten film
    7. Remembering Lodge Theatre Society
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