Friday, 30 September 2011

Bearwood All-Stars

We reckon Bearwood’s got more than its fair share of claims to fame, whether it’s the people who’ve been born or lived here, the legendary venues scattered all over the place or one of the UK’s only Austrian restaurants (big up to Franzls).

So we’ve decided to compile a list of Bearwood All-Stars (see what we did there...clever eh...?). It could be anything from the fact that Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy played at the Bear (in the same week!) or that Frank Skinner started his career there, it could be Lightwood Chippy’s orange chips (one of the wonders of the world) or because Warley Woods has just been recognised as one of the People’s Choice parks in the UK. Hurrah!

Fancy getting involved? Just tell us all about your Bearwood All-Star, it could be whatever you want – a person, a place, a shop or even your local takeaway.

Just email us with a short explanation of why your Bearwood All-Star puts a smile on your face and we’ll make sure we write about them on welovebearwood.


  1. Did you know the Beatles played at Thimblemill baths on Monday 19th November 1962? They'd played at the Cavern at lunchtime in the same day, Abd played Thimblemill Baths Ballroom as it was called then, in the evening. Bearwood was cool even then!!

  2. Hi Ellesabelle! Sorry I haven't sent you a comment but I guess I was just too bowled over that the Beatles played the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then Thimblemill Baths in the evening - it must have been amazing. I would love to hear from someone who was there. Please let us know who or what your Bearwood All-Star would be.