Flying at last! Willenhall raises its own flag by Express and Star

Ex-serviceman Arthur Utley, who took part in the Normandy landings, was given the honour of running the standard up the flagpole above Willenhall library which will be its permanent base.

Visitors from Willenhall’s twin town of Drancy in France were among special guests at the launch.

The red and blue flag, featuring padlocks and keys reflecting the town’s leading part in the lock manufacturing industry, was chosen from 68 entries in a competition organised by community website willenhallaywe.co.uk.

A panel of judges picked the best six and left it to the public to choose their favourite. The flag, designed by Adam Leonard, has since been officially registered with the Flag Institute.

A plaque on the front of the building recording the achievement was unveiled by Councillor Peter Smith, Mayor of Walsall. A flag was also presented to the French visitors.

Full story by Express and Star

A selection of Photos – before & after

A small selection of photos taken before and after – some very big changes!

We will be working on building this album up with the help of Ian Tildesley who has been able to supply us with some very old photos of Willenhall ( see below)

e.g.

Railway Lane
Some big changes even over the last few years.

A relatively new change – The Willenhall Library with a facelift :-)

Willenhall Library 2012 v 2014

National Libraries Day

Willenhall Library National Libraries Day 2014 – Sat 8 February
Willenhall Library: All day (9.00am – 4.00pm) A fun filled, pirate themed day, including two story sessions, a “Things to do in the Library” challenge, and a lucky dip for anyone borrowing a book. Please phone 01922 650771 for more details.

Full info here on other libraries taking part