Welcome to oakparkrunners blog

 This blog will try to cover the History of the Walsall Wood & Brownhills areas with an attempt to link the past with the present day. Please select the relevant page from the selection on the right hand side.

Latest Updates

October 18th 2014. Photo’s added on Walsall Wood Past & Present page below Red Lion Public House, courtesy of Linda Robottom (daughter of David & Lucy Ray, former licensees of Red Lion)


September 27th 2013, New page added entitled, Working Steam Locomotives in preservation, 34053 Sir Keith Park


January 15th 2013. New page added entitled Walsall Corporation Trolley Buses.

trolley bus 3

November 6th 2012  New page added entitled. Working Steam engines in preservation Class 2 No 46521

November 4th 2012   New page added. Day on the Welsh Highland Railway.

August 12th 2012  New page added entitled, Working Steam Locomotives in Preservation, Standard Class 2, No 78019.

July 5th 2012 New page added entitled Asbestos (A really useful engine)

July 1st 2012   New page added entitled Trent river cruise 28/06/2012.

April 30th 2012     New page added entitled Llangollen & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

April 25th 2012    New page added entitled  Aldridge bus Museum.

November 21st 2011   New page added entitled Old Brownhills Gazette’s,  articles and photo’s.

November 14th 2011 New page added entitled Settle to Carlisle Railway.

September 26th 2011 New page added entitled A day on the West Somerset Railway.

June 22nd 2011 New page added entitled Great Central Railway 15 06 2011.

June 23rd 2011  New page added entitled Amerton Railway Summer Gala

April 21st 2011   New page added entitled Anderton Boat Lift

8 Responses to “Welcome to oakparkrunners blog”

  1. m.whitbrook Says:

    godfrey this a brilliant site ,the pictures are amazing.like the one with the brownhills fire brigade.i didn,t realise you and one of the twins ,could never tell which one ,were members of brownhills fire brigade,and one of the probert family forget his first name.i still sometimes see him around brownhills.

  2. m.whitbrook Says:

    godfrey,sorry i have put the last comment in the wrong place appertaining to the fire station .i think its my age!!,and if i had read your article on the fire station correctly i would have known the names of the crew. i will now read all of the site properly.m.whitbrook.

  3. D Evans Says:

    super photo. Have you seen the boat lifts near La Louviere in Belgium and the original made by Gustave Eiffel, also in La Louviere?
    I think canal transport will become very important again in the not so distant future
    Kind regards and thanks for your excellent photos and blogs
    D. Evans

  4. Mike hawes Says:

    It’ll be nice to see the Chasewater 10K back what they finish all the works. !! For the first time in years I’m not Marathoning this year so have decided to do the Fradley 10K instead the stafford half or another 20 miler.

  5. dave Says:

    Thanks for sharing your photos with us all please keep up the good work regards Dave

  6. Michael Cox Says:

    Does any one remember websters coal yard in lindon rd built on the land about 1960

  7. Clive Says:

    Great site Godfrey, keep up the good work, and a big thank you for your help with the info on Lord Kitchener loco at Walsall Wood pit.

  8. oakparkrunner Says:

    Thank you Clive.

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