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When Bombs Fell on Wombourne

When Bombs Fell on Wombourne

Did you know Wombourne was hit by a bomb in WWII ?

As police deal with a suspected unexploded WWI bomb by the canal side at Bratch Locks. Roads in the area are closed.

Bomb caused extensive damage

Falling in the garden of Walk House in Walk Lane in 1941, the bomb is believed to have been dropped from a German bomber returning home from a raid. It may have needed to offload weight in order to return home.

Damage can still be seen

Some of the houses in Walk Lane still show the effects of the bomb.

The picture below shows Walk House after the bomb had dropped, looking up from the brook towards Walk Lane and Planks Lane.

 

Claires Weight Loss Golden Rules

Claires Weight Loss Golden Rules

Is your New Year’s resolution to drop the pounds starting to go off the rails?  To keep us on track we asked Wombourne slimming expert Claire Beaumont for her five golden rules for losing weight and staying healthy. Here’s Claire’s advice to us all … The golden rules Don’t starve yourself We dont need to… Continue Reading

Rare bird makes Wombourne its home

Rare bird makes Wombourne its home

Wombourne bird-watcher Graham Causer has been watching a rare visitor to the UK, here in Wombourne. Seen several times by Graham along the Wombrook, a White Egret or Albino Heron has been using the village brook as its home. Bird spent Christmas & New Year in Wombourne Graham, who has lived in Wombourne since 1963… Continue Reading

Police Warn of ‘Spate of Car Thefts’

Police Warn of ‘Spate of Car Thefts’

Staffordshire Police have warned about a spate of car thefts in the area. Keyless entry cars at most risk Community Engagement Office, Lydia Hooley has urged the owners of keyless entry cars, and of high performance vehicles to protect themselves from theft following a spate of incidents across Staffordshire. Thieves are targeting high value performance… Continue Reading

What will Wombourne be reading in 2019?

What will Wombourne be reading in 2019?

It’s dark outside, there’s nothing on the TV and you can’t be bothered to go to the gym (didn’t take long did it?). That means conditions are perfect for curling up on the sofa with a good book (and perhaps a glass of something pleasant).. Tell us what you are reading So come on Wombourne… Continue Reading

7 Tips To Stay Internet Safe in Wombourne

7 Tips To Stay Internet Safe in Wombourne

Do you know your Facebook from your Twitter? How about your data from your privacy settings? Elizabeth Keeling explains all. Over the past ten years, social media has grown from a little-known youth phenomenon to an everyday essential. Whilst ‘internet safety’ and ‘cyberbullying’ are taught as compulsory topics in schools, adults lack the education to become… Continue Reading

Best Dressed Window Competition Winners Announced

Best Dressed Window Competition Winners Announced

This Christmas saw Wombourne Parish Council holds it’s ‘Best Dressed Window’ competition for business in the village. Competition was tough and the council have said that, “Entries were, without exception, of an extremely high standard”. This made the judges ‘ task, “A difficult one”. And the winner is … But, of course, there has to… Continue Reading

Stolen Bikes Warning

Stolen Bikes Warning

Staffordshire Police have advised us that there are currently problems with push bikes being stolen. Lots of children (and plenty of adults) in the Village will have received shiny new bikes as Christmas presents. Get a bike lock Of course, thieves also know there are lots of new bikes around. PCSO Ben Harrison at Staffordshire… Continue Reading