Rowley, John Thomas

Advertiser 18 Dec 1915 Advertiser 25 Dec 1915 BRIERLEY HILL SOLDIER’S DEATH. On Tuesday Private John Thomas Rowley, 1/5 S. Staffords, died in the Military Hospital, Wordsley, from diabetes. He was the son of Mr T Rowley, 37, Albion Street, Brierley Hill. The funeral is today at Brierley Hill Church. County Express 18 December 1915 • Read More »

14th September 1955 – Brierley Hill Alliance become the first team EVER to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights

On 14th September 1955 Brierley Hill Alliance became the first team to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights – an honour they share with Kidderminster Harriers. It is indisputable that Brierley Hill Alliance is the sole holder of the honour of being the first team ever to lose under floodlights. Here is the match • Read More »

Deputy Mayoress is former Hawbush School student

Deputy Mayor Steve Waltho and his partner Jayne Magin got married yesterday. At a recent event I discovered that Jayne was a former student of Hawbush School and one of the first intake at Buckpool. It was entirely appropriate that she chose to wear the coat of arms of Brierley Hill.

Il Michelangelo – a gem of a restaurant in Brockmoor

Who would have believed that Brockmoor High Street, of all places, would be home to a high class Italian restaurant? Yet that is just what Il Michelangelo is. Situated in a converted pub on the corner of Cressett Lane it is also evidence that Brierley Hill is an underserved market with opportunities for businesses to invest – if only they can see the potential.