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    Cradley Heath's 'Flying Physiician'

    When Doctor Tibbetts Travelled in Style! Although dark and faded, the photograph here will bring back memories, for some of our older readers, of a Cradley...

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    Some Ghosts of the Rowley Coal Rush

    Little physical evidence remains of ther great 'Coal Rush' which turned Blackheath into a boom town during the early decades of the 19th Century.  Careful...

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    The Oldbury Murder - 1828

    The savage slaying of a local lawman by Black Country 'badman' - Billy Sugar Researched and written by Bob Taylor Oldbury's old "Whimsey Inn" was a...

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    The Dunstall Hall Murder

    The dreadful end of a young Smestow wife in 1877 Researched and written by Bob Taylor The precincts of Stafford Gaol proved to be the final resting place for...

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    Wife Murder at Willenhall - 1872

    Featuring the first 'Private' hanging at Stafford Gaol! Researched and written by Bob Taylor The victim was a Moxley lass, Edwards from Willenhall, came, but...

  • Crime and Punishment at Stafford

    In an era when many citizens of this country feel that present-day penalties for law-breaking are pitifully inadequate and the fabric of our society is being...