The Cut: 26.03.2016 The week reviewed and updated


Saturday 26th March 2016

After the excitement and satisfaction of a ‘good ol’ tidy up in the Clayhanger litter pick last Saturday, it seemed the perfect time to share some stunning aerial shots of Clayhanger taken by friend of madwblog, P Hummings. I hope fellow Clangers poured over the shots like I did to declare “There’s my house!”

Flanked by the disused railway line to the north, many, including Brian Stringer and Brownhills Bob, are disappointed that Sustrans have no immediate plans to open up the rest of the line as a cycle track linking Pelsall, Clayhanger and Brownhills and ultimately beyond to Norton and Lichfield. Brian Stringer has plans for a clear up under the Tin Man though and you can help.

Emma Sheffield collected her award from ‘Best of Walsall’ this week for her floristry business Floral Exuberance. 

Thank you Laura for all your hard work!

Posted by Madwblog on Saturday, 26 March 2016

After meeting with Kate Goodall to discuss ideas for the Silver Thread Tapestry project, it seems that all systems are go! Those who are gifted in craft are preparing samples and testing ideas for the Tapestry.

It's beginning to look a lot like…. SilverThread

Posted by Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries Project on Thursday, 24 March 2016

Coming up…

On browsing through Brownhills Bob’s blog recently, I came across a wildlife blog called ‘The mind of the anti-social birder’. The blog is written by a Clayhanger man called Chaz and the daily record he keeps is a fascinating and detailed account of the wildlife in and around Clayhanger Marshes. I shall be striding out with him next week as he takes me on a tour and points out all the stuff which I simply do not realise is there. I promise to take lots of photographs and remember as much as possible to share on madwblog.

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