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  • Perils of prototype perms

    HAIRSTYLES have always been as changeable as our British weather. Since I've been on the planet we've gone from bouffants and beehives, trendy 60s bobs a la...

  • Do you remember this old pub?

    THERE is something of a mystery about this sketch of an old pub and we hope readers may be able to solve it.The picture was brought to our office at the Dudley...

  • Choir impress sell-out crowd

    Cradley Heath Male Voice Choir performed a one hour concert in the Singing Caverns for the Dudley Canal Trust on July 8.They sang to a sell-out audience brought...

  • Does anyone remember 'Boy Barrett' Peter

    It is interesting that it is the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 this year, an Act that led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality via a...

  • Correct number

    With regard to the letter which appeared in the Bugle of two editions ago, headed 'Looking for the name of Carnival Wueen at 1970s Darlaston event', we have...

  • Society hosts celebrations for museum

    Having been one of the main instigators for the establishment of the Black Country Museum over 40 years ago it seemed entirely appropriate that the Black...

  • Bugle article sheds light on family

    A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a 'cousin' from Canada through DNA testing, with links to the Jennings family.I had made a note to check out a John...

  • Pool reason behind frog fears

    This is another reminiscence about the Cottage Pool, for all the people who grew up on Stowlawn Estate after the war.It was a lovely pool; peaceful, tranquil,...

  • Well-attended Baggies talk at library

    We had a great event at Smethwick Library last week, when more than seventy people came in to hear Albion legend of the 1960s and '70s Tony 'Bomber' Brown...

  • Underground We Go

    Underground we go,Boys and girls digging,Boggies clatter past,Whizzing down the tracks,What put the black into the country?Sky is redder than a ruby,Down below...

  • The Entertainer

    A great entertainer has gone to rest,Tommy Burton of Bilston was the best,A giant in jazz - a reluctant star,His fun and music took him far,We'll not forget his...

  • One Day at a Time

    How the time disappearsWeeks, months, and the years,Each day we plan aheadMaybe regret things we've said.Any bad days let them goTime will heal we all...

  • Under Flanders Fields

    In Flanders Fields they gave their allThey died for us we now recall,What they suffered we shall never knowThey had no choice for they had to go.One hundred...