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Albright’s toxic archives #27- Bloore’s bad gas

We all know that the jaw rotters of POBox 80 had a long and terrible odour issue, their trumps resembling the infamous pussy bouquet aka “The Oldbury smell”.  But events in February and March 1990 appear to have evoked the … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #26 Phosphine under pressure

  There has of course been a long standing “wind” problem at the much troubled Trinity Street factory. Bad gas – or more succinctly Toxic gas appears to have a nasty historic habit of escaping from the Albright anus of … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #25 – Oldbury’s Firemen Shams- not Albright on the night.

Much has been made and still continues to be about the firefighting practice that the Trinity Street factory is prepared for with their own “fire service”, and also their alleged collaboration with the full time professionals, yet when it has … Continue reading

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The Environment Agency- Licensed to spill, but also to Kill?

  We live in very dangerous times, and the state police now appear to be everywhere watching our every move. A new piece of legislation, “The Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill” has gained large condemnation from civil rights campaigners and activists … Continue reading

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The Environment Agency- Erasing the wastes of history

  The document below is a must read for anyone who lives next to or had their homes built on a historic landfill site. Unfortunately, what you will read in the file has probably already been deleted by the powers … Continue reading

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The Environment Agency- Unfit for purpose, but their predecessors were even worse!

  Have you seen the Environment Agency dealing with a pollution incident in the last six months? From personal experience, I believe that they have gone Covid AWOL, and are now more concerned with deferring events onto private water companies … Continue reading

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In search of Oldbury’s Incredible Bulks #1

One of my favourite TV shows as a kid was The Incredible Hulk- a story of a man with a secret who hid a monstrous creation of his own making, but travelled around from place to place picking up  casual … Continue reading

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Memories of Rose Lane

    Chris Adams got in touch on reading recent posts about the area West of Rattlechain Lagoon off Rose Lane. She vividly recalls the agricultural land shown above, and fills out further information before it was turned into a … Continue reading

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Former Rose Lane and Brades Hall- From agriculture to industrial tips

This area of land forms quite a complex challenge to describe and also define visually  in terms of what it used to be and what it has now become. It is the middle part from which the land changed use … Continue reading

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Oh Rose (Lane)- Thou Art Sick#2

William Blake   Rattlechain lagoon Rattlechain brickworks Birmingham Mainline Canal Tividale Sewage Works The new rattlechain brickworks pit that would become “The Duport’s tip”. Dudley Road allotments Brades Hall farm (Monks farm) The Gower Branch Canal. Rose Lane in red.  … Continue reading

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