Sara Lou Bridal & Mens Formal Wear donates dress for Carnival Queen 2015

Sara Lou Bridal & Mens Formal Wear has very kindly donated a dress from their collection to this years Willenhall Carnival Queen, Shamila Mansell.

We had a great few hours in the shop trying on the dresses – a small selection of photos but we wont spoil it for you with the dress Shamila chose!!

Many thanks to Sharon for looking after us!!

Please see Sara Lou Brida & Mens FormalWear, FACEBOOK PAGE

 

A reminder that this years Willenhall Carnival will be Saturday 13th June!!  See ya there :-)

Walsall Warriors do Battle by Glyn Marston

Saturday, 28th March – Junior dodgeball tournament in Leicester.

The kids had been attending dodgeball sessions in Willenhall for fun and fitness but the last six months most of them had been training for the junior dodgeball tournament and on the day their training and hard work paid off. The under 16s had six matches (30 games) before reaching the knock out stages, the under 13s had 8 matches (24 games) before reaching their knock outs. Both teams performed so well that they didn’t lose a game all day, both teams drew on game and won the other games (only two points off gaining the maximum points that could be earned). It was an emotional day as I watched each match and paced the touchline like a football manager, shouting instructions etc. The parents who turned up to support the kids were in awe of the way the players of both teams played with pride and sportsmanship. A day I will never forget.

Glyn Marston

Haven’t we seen you somewhere before? Doppelgangers roll into Willenhall

What on earth were Kate and Wills, funnyman Keith Lemon and Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney all doing in Willenhall?

That was the question on everyone’s lips when a gaggle of famous faces descended on the town.

They were in fact all lookalikes and there to star in a short film being shot by budding film maker Daniel Crooks from Willenhall.

Other celebs turning heads in the town were Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Frank Gallagher from TV show Shameless. And it certainly confused and intrigued the locals who came over to have a closer look and request selfies with the clones.

Red Nose Day The Movie will be 20 minutes long and Mr Crooks will be posting it onto YouTube tomorrow and he is hoping it may make it onto TV.

Full Express and Star here

You can now watch the full movie via youtube Click Here

Love it!! #WillenhallAyWe

Visit to Brocton with Focal Point (our amatuer photography group)

Through our Willenhall Ay We facebook page, we also have a spin of facebook group, Focal Point

A group of like minded members, a group where you can show your photography skills, as an amatuer to improve your skills with tips and help from members. Somewhere to share something that we love to do – taking pics.

Here is a small collection of photos taken on our recent meet – Brocton, Cannock Chase

We welcome any members who have an interest in photography and enjoy meeting up.

Other planned meets include a trip to London in August

The Locksmith’s House 2015 Events

Once again The Black Country Living Museum are putting on events for the whole family to join in!

If still have never been, no better time than now to make a note of whats happening this year!!

Spring Open Day – Saturday 28th March
Summer Open Day – Saturday 25th July
Heritage Open Weekend – Sat 12th & Sun 13th September
Horrible Willenhall Histories Day – Saturday 24th October
Fancy Evergreens – Thursday 26th November
Christmas Open Day – 28th November
Christmas at Home with the Edwardians – Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th December

See poster!

Events for the year – PDF File

More information will be available per event on our calender or check out
Black Country Living Museum Wesbite

Willenhall Carnival Queen – 2014/2015

Ms Shamilia Joane Mansell

Ms Shamila Joanne Mansell

Let us introduce you to this years Willenhall Carnival Queen 2014/2015 – Ms Shamila Joanne Mansell
Aged 18
Studying Business

We was once again very honoured to sit on the judging panel for this year Carnival Queen and Royality Selection.
Without the guys keep this tradional alive, we doubt you would see a Willenhall Carnival!! We hope to work with the Carnival Queen during her reign :-)

Please support where and when you can #LocalSupportLocalPride

You can find out about all the hard work that the Willenhall Carnival group put into keeping this Willenhall traditional alive, by following their facebook page – click HERE

Glyn trains for non-stop charity race

A sports endurance enthusiast will raise money for Cancer Research UK while taking part in a gruelling race this year.

Supporting Cancer Research

Supporting Cancer Research


Photo Source – Express and Star

Glyn Marston has teamed up with the Willenhall Ay We voluntary group to collect cash for their chosen charity by completing the non-stop 750km challenge.

The 52 year-old is tackling the Paris-Brest-Paris race in August on an Elliptigo bike.

Read Full story here via Express and Star

Glyn Martson makes challenge worthwhile…..

Glyn makes challenge worthwhile!!

We are very proud once again to have Glyn Marston by our side as he sets about his latest challenge and in the process, raising funds for our chosen charity Cancer Research. Many of you will know Glyn, Willenhall born and bred, for his great fundraising efforts over many years but we were very honoured to have Glyn launch the Willenhall Flag back in June 2014. Glyn has attended many events on behalf of Willenhallaywe.co.,uk and is a true ambassador for our voluntary organisation promoting our hometown.
Glyns challenge will be – Paris to Brest to Paris, August 16th- 20th . Glyn Marston has a place on the British Elliptigo team for the PBP event- a 750 mile non stop challenge over four days. While Glyn is aware that he has to qualify in races of four different distances, his confidence is high. And therefore Glyn Marston is putting his place on the 750 PBP event not only to bring pride to our region but to raise funds for a worthy cause- CANCER RESEARCH UK.
Glyn said, “We all know families that have been affected by cancer and Glyn wants to put his hardwork and efforts to this worthwhile cause as our groups chosen charity, we will be fully supporting Glyn and helping to raise as much as we can.
It’s a special year for Willenhallaywe.co.uk. Kalie Plant, as this year will be her sisiters 20th Death Anniversary so hoping to make it a bumper year of fundraising in her memory.

You can follow Glyns efforts via his Facebook Challenge page

Donate via our Justgivingpage .

All for Cancer Research

Glyn Marston ready for his challenge!!

We invite you all – Willenhall Town Flag & Plaque Unveiling

We invite all of Willenhall to witness the flag launch and unveiling of the plaque outside Willenhall Library, Walsall Street.

Willenhallaywe.co.uk Invites you all!

Willenhallaywe.co.uk Invites you all!

The event will see our towns flag fly high on its permanent flag pole and a plaque, donated by Brett Quinton Funeral Servces, erected as a permanent reminder of the official flag launch on 14th June 2014.

We have come a long way with promoting our hometown and finally Willenhall can fly its flag high – #FlyingtheflagforWillenhall

Full details here