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  • Blackpool By L.P. Smith

    We all went to Blackpool the other weekIt has not changed at all, so to speak,The old tower and you can still ride a cock horseBut there are new rides now on...

  • W.I. Centenary Poem By Christine Thomas

    A hundred years is an awful long timeTo write a poem, that will then rhymeBut here I am, challenge metHoping you'll enjoy, and not forgetHow W.I. started a...

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    Beer and bridge tributes to Jeff Astle

    TWO weeks ago we looked at the 1995 Dudley Winter Beer Fayre, at which Albion legend Jeff Astle was the guest of honour (see March 12 edition).Now Black Country...

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    Hilda's Little Wooden Trinket Box

    THIS is another one of my stories that has a touch of wistful nostalgia about it, but this one only came to pass on July 19, 2007.It was on that summer's day...

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    Bilston led the way in social housing

    RUNNING from early March to May 2, 2015, Bilston Craft Gallery is hosting a unique exhibition about a vision for "Happy Housing" that the Austrian...

  • In Memory By Josephine Hickens

    Perhaps I'll be rememberedFor my smiles - my curly hair?My funny little habits,I really do not care.As long as they rememberThe love I felt for themEven when...

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    On parade with Dad's Army

    OUR recent features on the Warley Home Guard of the Second World War have generated a great deal of interest (see the March 5 and March 12 editions). Many...

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    Remembering Tipton baths

    AT one time most boroughs in the Black Country had their own civic swimming baths but over the years many of the great pools built at the end of the 19th...

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    How Blackheath has changed over 50 years

    I WAS born at 18 Moor Street, Rowley Regis, in 1951, although I have lived most of my life in St Ouen, Jersey, in the Channel Islands.However, I do visit home...

  • Saft Ode Chump By Dick Holmes

    It's Mundy mornin' code an greyUn yer magic wikend's just slipped away,One eye on the clock as yo look fer a sockAlarm went off an' gid yer a shock.Another wik...

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    Queen of Dudley rag week in the 1960s

    MANY Bugle readers will remember the Dudley rag week held in the summer and organised by the students of the teacher training college.Over the years the trainee...

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    Till the boys come home

    IT was spring on the Western Front in March 1915 and the generals were deciding upon their next offensive. On March 10 Field Marshall Sir John French with the...

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    Little saints at Cradley Heath church

    WE'RE sure many readers will remember events like this from their childhoods, when they had to wear their best clothes and be on their very best behaviour for...