Local fundraiser will launch Willenhall Flag

Willenhall will not be disappointed and should be very proud to have it’s very own flag, its very own mark and identity that will be used to literally fly the flag for our hometown!

The honors will be done by local born & bred Willenhall man, Mr Glyn Marston.

We had no hesitation of putting Glyn forward for this occasion as the whole project has been about promoting Willenhall and putting Willenhall back on the map and what better way than by local man Glyn.  Many of you will know the hard work that Glyn has put into fundraising over the years, running over 100 marathons.

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Glyn Marston said, “ I am really overwhelmed by the request to launch the flag for Willenhall. Being Willenhall born and bred I am so proud of our little town and its heritage. To see Willenhall get its own official flag is great for our community and I am so proud to be launching the flag.  A lot of hard has gone into making the flag a reality which in itself shows just how proud Willenhall folk are of their town and the flag will signify that we love Willenhall.  It will definitely be one of my most proudest moments when I launch the Flag of Willenhall.”

We hope you all join us in launching the flag which will take place at this years Willenhall Carnival at Willenhall Memorial Park on 14th June!

Black Country Day to be marked in borough with Darlaston and Willenhall festivals

THE Black Country flag will be flying high in Walsall this summer as the borough gets set to host two bostin’ festivals.

Darlaston and Willenhall will host the separate three-day events in July in aid of Black Country Day – an initiative thought up by musician Garry Sawyers, who is locally known as Black Country Gaz.

“I came up with the idea last summer and it has been steadily growing,” said Tipton-born Gaz.

“Black Country Day is being held on a Monday (July 14) so I thought – ‘let’s turn this into a festival to enable people to celebrate on the weekends too.’

“Since then, various venues have been contacting me to take part in various celebratory events for the whole month of July.”

Darlaston will hold its festival in a three-day extravaganza on July 10, 11 and 12.

Activities will be held between 10am and 4pm each day – and there will be fun for the whole family, with a large sand pit and toys, water boats and an inflatable slide adding to the mix.

On the Saturday, there will also be a photo booth offering free keepsake photos for attendees, a children’s fairground ride, animal farm, a stage unit with local acts playing all day, charity stalls, stilt walkers and fire breathers.

There will be face painters, balloon modelling, the Reach Up climbing frame and Move Bus with activities plus lots of economic support for local businesses and agencies.

It is being organised by Darlaston Town Centre Partnership and Darlaston Events Committee.

The Willenhall festival will take place on July 24, 25 and 26.

Activities will be held between 10am and 4pm each day and will include the same features and activities as the Darlaston festival.

Read full article here – Walsall Advertiser