Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands
Walsall is a quaint industrial town in the West Midlands of England, just about 10 miles (16 km) north of Birmingham. Since its founding in 1002, Walsall has been steadily growing into the densely populated city it is today.
With a rich history, the town of Walsall celebrates its journey through its various museums.
The Aston Manor Road Transport Museum (also known as the Aldridge Transport Museum) shows its visitors the history of road transport in all of the West Midlands. You can see a wide range of vehicles ranging from buses to cars to transport memorabilia, even the iconic double decker red buses you know you love.
The Walsall Leather Museum details the history of leather in the country and also shows you how leather is handcrafted into items like purses and wallets. In addition to the live leather fashioning, you can walk around and see the displays of famous leather goods, including saddles made for the Royal family. The museum also offers guided tours to teach you more about the history of leather.
Offering a thriving nightlife, Walsall’s highlights include Forest Arts Centre and Grosvenor Casinos. Hosting concerts, performances and conferences, the Forest Arts Centre is home to the A3 arena, a state-of-the-art concert venue.
Alternatively, Grosvenor Casino Walsall is the perfect day and night leisure destination featuring a restaurant, bar, conference room and sports & entertainment lounge. Keen to provide the ultimate gaming experience the casino offers everything from Roulette and Blackjack tables to Cleopatra and Lucky Lady’s Charm slot games.
A historical town, known for its popularity with Queen Elizabeth I and Mary I, Walsall has a beautiful outdoors world, including Willenham Memorial Park. Creating in the 1920s in memory of the decreasing soldiers of World War I, the park features a woodland area, bandstand, bowling green, children’s play area, fishing pool and community pavilion. Aided by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the park has excellent facilities including a bowling green, skate park, outdoor fitness centre, tennis courts, multi-use games area and walking and cycling routes.