Walmley Sutton Coldfield
or originally Woam Lea
I don't know how many of you are aware of this but every morning at approx 0600 hrs an elderly gentleman, sometimes two, take to the street of Walmley Village and clean up the overnight mess left by the fast food joints, pub and chippy. Every moring, rain, hail dry or snow. Thats why Walmely always looks tidy!! Think on that next time you're there.
And the tree itself, 52 years years on (Jan 27th 2012)
Walmley has always been a bottle neck of traffic and not just at rush hours when the traffic queues can stretch back a goodly mile in three directions. The bus stop was in that recess where cars are now parked. WHAT moron in the Council had it moved OUT onto the main road? Instead of cars being able to pass the many buses that use this stop, they now pile up behind it, this crosses over the traffic lights behind and all the way back to New Hall Vets in the rush hour. Vehicles simply cannot get passed. This particular image - I waited a few minutes so that bunched up traffic had cleared a bit. A few seconds after this was taken, a bus pulled up, and traffic again went across the lights and 'piled' up over the junction.
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