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  Sandwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sandwell is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.
West Bromwich is the largest town in Sandwell, however due to the rivalry between West Bromwich and Smethwick (former centres of West Bromwich and Warley respectively) the council headquarters are based in Oldbury.
Sandwell borders the City of Birmingham to the east, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley to the south, the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall to the north, and the City of Wolverhampton to the north-west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sandwell   (345 words)

 Sandwell Valley Country Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Sandwell Valley has remained almost intact as one estate since the middle ages, when it was originally given to the monks of  Sandwell Priory.
Traces of the history of the Valley can be found in the landscape, including an Ice House, a Ha Ha(A ditch used to keep out animals) and traces of ridge and furrow ploughing.
Sir Uvedale Price visited Sandwell in 1806 and records his visit in a letter, saying that Lord and Lady Dartmouth were going to name part of the garden after him.
www.sandwellvalley.com /history.html   (410 words)

 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Sandwell lies in the heart of the West Midlands, in an area of the UK known as "The Black Country".
Sandwell Homes, the organisation that manages the borough's 31,000 council homes ended the year on a high note when it scooped a Customer Service award at the prestigious Best of the Black Country 2006 awards.
The Sandwell website is speech enabled, which means that you can download a free piece of software onto your computer and have the site read aloud to you.
www.laws.sandwell.gov.uk   (724 words)

 Sandwell Town - Uncyclopedia
Sandwell Town FC are an Association Football Club not based in Birmingham, England.
One of the more curious things associated with Sandwell Town are the fans, who are noted for their tribal war dance, where following a goal, they jump up and down on the spot, and aim to send terror into the enemy with their hypnotic war cry of "Boing Boing".
Sandwell Town's most famous fan is of course Principal Seymour Skinner.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Sandwell_Town   (1048 words)

 Sandnats: Sandwell Valley Naturalists
andwell Valley lies in the English West Midlands and is an oasis of green in the centre of an essentially industrial area.
A noted RSPB Bird Reserve is situated in the valley, overlooking one of the several pools in the area.
Sandwell Park Farm, the home farm for the estate has been extensively restored and opened to the public as a visitor centre, with museum and farm with both rare and common livestock on display.
freespace.virgin.net /william.moodie/sandnats.htm   (639 words)

 West Midland Bird Club: Sandwell Valley
The area now known as Sandwell Valley is actually part of the Tame Valley, and was formerly made up of woodland, farmland and the Hamstead and Jubilee Collieries.
South of Swan Pool are Priory Wood (with the remains of the Benedictine Sandwell Priory) and the Icehouse pools.
Sandwell Valley is located to the north of West Bromwich, near the junction of the M5 and M6.
www.westmidlandbirdclub.com /westmidlands/sandwell   (895 words)

 Sandwell Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Sandwell Valley is an area of green belt in the West Midlands of England, on the border of Birmingham and West Bromwich, with Walsall at its northern end.
It is a valley on the River Tame, West Midlands.
The Valley contains Forge Mill Farm and Sandwell Park Farm, both of which are operated by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as educational facilities - the former using modern farming techniques, the latter with a walled garden and rare breeds of farm animals.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Sandwell_Valley   (247 words)

 Global Prediction - Title
The Polar Front (PF) is centered on the 6000m deep valley of the Udintsev transform fault.
On the land, weather and climate are controlled by topography on scales ranging from large continental land masses to small mountain valleys.
The conceptual approach is to use the sparse depth soundings to constrain the long-wavelength depth while the shorter-wavelength topography is predicted from the downward-continued satellite gravity measurements [Smith and Sandwell, 1994].
topex.ucsd.edu /marine_topo/text/topo.html   (1783 words)

 Sandwell Borough Community Page
Many people still get confused as to where Sandwell is. You could argue that it doesn't deserve to be listed separately as it is not exactly a place in its own right, more of a combination of places that make up Sandwell.
Sandwell is geographically in the heart of the Black Country.
Sandwell has put derelict land to good use and a considerable number of new modern prime industrial parks and units have been built in Sandwell.
www.birminghamuk.com /sandwell.htm   (417 words)

 Location   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
No Roman settlements have been found yet, but fragments of pottery show that parts of the Sandwell Valley was farmed by the Romans.
The West Bromwich Manor House and the excavated remains of the Sandwell Priory, which are on display for visitors, are dated to the 12th Century.
The first canals were built by James Brindley in 1769 to 1772 between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and Sandwell was soon at the heart of the canal network.
www.allsaints.biblio.net /~administrator/9751/page_2.html   (473 words)

 Sandwell Park Farm
Sandwell Park farm occupies a place within the 2000 acres of the Sandwell Valley Country Park.
Now a visitor centre the Sandwell Park Farm illustrates farm life and a historical account of the history of the area.
This is a wonderful day out for children and families with plenty of open space to tire out the kiddies.
www.birminghamuk.com /sandwellpark.htm   (165 words)

 WM Birding - Sandwell Valley
The area now known as Sandwell Valley is actually part of the Tame Valley, and was formerly made up of woodland, farmland and the Jubilee Colliery.
After the closure of the mine and the building of the M5 the area was landscaped for various amenities such as golf, sailing and walking.
Access: Sandwell Valley is located to the north of West Bromwich near the junction of the M5 and M6.
www.thomas1976.freeserve.co.uk /sandwell.htm   (601 words)

 Sandwell Valley - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Sandwell Valley - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Our programme of activities will enable your pupils to work scientifically and develop new skills as they increase their knowledge of the environment.
When you visit Sandwell Valley nature reserve, with its mix of habitats, you will find it hard to believe that you are in the heart of the UK's second city, only a short distance from the M6.
www.rspb.org.uk /england/central/school_visits/sandwell_valley.asp   (372 words)

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The Sandwell Rights of Way team did an excellent job, both in the preparation of the draft plan and in the presentation to the meeting.
The launch was supported by a good contingent of Sandwell Group members, who will also be involved in the Memorial and Trail inauguration event when it takes place.
Two are on the Sandwell Winter Programme and the other one is being run by Bilston Group.
members.lycos.co.uk /sgra/report.html   (908 words)

 Sandwell UDP
Examples of landmarks in Sandwell include the Temple along Smethwick High Street, Bowater House in West Bromwich, the HOW Building at Junction One (M5), St. Bartholomew's Church in Wednesbury, Wigmore Buildings along Pennyhill Lane, West Bromwich Building Society Headquarters, West Bromwich Town Hall and the Rowley Hills.
The Council will encourage an element of public art to be provided as part of any large development, in accordance with Sandwell's Framework for Public Art and the Percent for Art Policy.
9.15 Sandwell Council's Framework for Public Art aims to increase the amount and quality of public art within the Borough, create an enhanced sense of place, contribute to the environmental improvement of the area and support the participation of local communities in the process of commissioning public art.
sandwelludp.wisshost.net /text/text9.htm   (1815 words)

 Best Practise in Bike to Work Schemes.
This included the promotion of a series of family bike rides along the Sandwell Valley and canal paths in the area.
The core element of this strategy is the creation of a network of routes linking 'islands' of quiter roads and tracks, these islands being bisected by busy main roads linked by roundabouts.
An initial survey has been done and 45 individuals were identified who expressed a wish to travel to work by cycle; 20 of these have been provided with personalised routes.
www.thebikezone.org.uk /cycletowork/mm-sandwell.html   (672 words)

 Sandwell Valley Country Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As well as showing you what Sandwell Valley has to offer for young people, the web site will give you details of events and activities which will be regularly updated.
Sandwell Park Farm, Salter’s Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BG.
PLEASE NOTE-Neither Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council or the administrator of this site can be held responsible for the content of external links from this site.  Queries regarding such links should be addressed to the administrator of the site concerned.
www.sandwellvalley.com /index.html   (272 words)

 BirdForum - Sandwell valley
They call me Mr Valley because of the amount of time i have put in to the place over the years.
I have always found Sandwell Valley an uncanny place when you think that it stretches between an housing estate on one side and West Bromwich football club on the other.
Finally, I speak for everyone I would think, when I say that we are looking forward to the many birding day out reports, similar to your Sandwell valley one, that you can put into the forum, plus any photos you can put into the gallery.
www.birdforum.net /printthread.php?t=4382   (512 words)

 Sandwell Valley - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The boardwalk and screen leading to the hide were burnt down on the night of 10 August.
Sandwell Valley is an oasis for wildlife on the outskirts of Birmingham, next to the Sandwell Valley Country Park.
From the visitor centre, there are excellent views of this fascinating site and you can watch a variety of garden birds on the feeders.
www.rspb.org.uk /reserves/guide/s/sandwellvalley   (343 words)

 Ex-Cllr. John Blyth of Charlemont Ward joins a..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
John Blyth joined a team of five mountain bike "quite mad" local Sandwell people to be just one of more than 260 teams, amateur and professional gearing up for a 24 hour Le Mans style relay mountain bike race to be held at Sandwell Valley, Park Farm on 25
The teams were be racing a round a special mountain course in Sandwell Valley at Park Farm.
This was specially designed to be fast and furious for the professionals and to be fun - 'hopefully enjoyable' for the many amateur teams.
members.aol.com /jblyth/sandwellredbull/page2.html   (401 words)

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To really benefit however, walking has to be done at a brisk pace and for a set period of time.
Stride health walking is the latest form of exercise to hit Sandwell.
To promote health walking, Sandwell Health Authority in association with the Sandwell Group of the Ramblers Association is running "Stride Health Walks".
members.lycos.co.uk /sgra/stride.html   (421 words)

 Sandnats: Sandwell Valley Naturalists.
orbes, Hackett and Hextell, 2000, Birds of the Sandwell Valley
This is a useful handbook for visiting botanists, with a comprehensive check list of the plants of the valley, with assessments of their local status, and details of approximate flowering times.
The booklet is a valuable introduction for anyone wishing to visit the valley, with contributions by various writes on geology, ecology, history and plant and animal species found in the valley, with notes on interesting species.
freespace.virgin.net /william.moodie/santsPubtns.htm   (398 words)

 Tame Valley Canal: Waterscape.com
A late addition to the Birmingham Canal Navigations, the Tame Valley Canal is typified by high embankments and deep cuttings.
Compared with earlier canals, the Tame Valley is relatively sophisticated - with bold engineering, brick lined banks and twin towpaths.
In addition, nearby Sandwell Valley, an oasis of green in the centre of an industrialised area provides woods, parkland, marsh and fields rich in wildlife.
www.waterscape.com /Tame_Valley_Canal   (280 words)

 ENGLISH NATURE - Special Sites
A grant was awarded to support the employment of a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to lead on the development and implementation of a community liaison programme to encourage more visitors to Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve.
Additionally he will facilitate the making of a ‘community film’ of Sandwell, a film that will focus on Sandwell’s wildlife and people throughout the seasons and give the local community the opportunity to be a part of it.
Forge Mill Lake LNR, also known as Sandwell Nature Reserve is situated in Sandwell Valley, which follows the River Tame as it flows into the city of Birmingham.
www.english-nature.org.uk /Special/lnr/lnr_projects_details.asp?ID=71   (401 words)

 RSPB Sandwell Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RSPB Sandwell Valley is a nature reserve, run by the RSPB, in Sandwell Valley, on the River Tame in the middle of the urban conurbation between Birmingham and West Bromwich in the West Midlands of England.
It is adjacent to, and shares its main lake with, Sandwell Valley Country Park.
West Midland Bird Club pages about Sandwell Valley - includes news of recent sightings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RSPB_Sandwell_Valley   (173 words)

 West Midland Bird Club: Sandwell Valley Latest News
Unless otherwise stated, reports on this page are anecdotal, and have not been verified by the relevant country recorder or rarities committee.
Elsewhere in the Valley at Swan Pool (2nd) there were sightings of 10
Elsewhere in the valley, at Hilltop (8th) there were sightings of 35
www.westmidlandbirdclub.com /westmidlands/sandwell/latest.htm   (401 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
A mixed habitat reserve (62 acres);which is part of the Blackbrook Valley with deciduous woodland, streams, canal towpath, farmland, heathland, reservoir and claypits.
The whole area covered by the valley is good for birds at any time of the year, but especially at passage time, when almost anything can be seen.
The RSPB Walsall Members Group was formed in 1968 and is one of the oldest groups in the country.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/europe/england_west_midlands.html   (1855 words)

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Remains show us that people first lived in the woods in the Sandwell Valley 8,000 years ago, during the
settlements have been found yet, but fragments of pottery show that parts of the Sandwell Valley was farmed by the Romans.
buildings have been reconstructed for visitors and these include the 18th Century Sandwell Park Farm, the former model farm of the Earl of Dartmouth, and Bishop Asbury's Cottage, home of the famous Methodist preacher.
atschool.eduweb.co.uk /smartin/local2.html   (420 words)

 Councillor Info - John Blyth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This site has been built to high standards of accessible web design.
A Sandwell swimming centre has picked up a silver award for going green.
Sandwell Valley Trails Group, Cycling In Sandwell, The Friends of Tame Valley,
cinfo.live.poptech.coop /sandwell/jblyth/0/Default.aspx   (461 words)

 Sandwell Valley Country Park Birmingham - Parks and countryside - Information - Ramblers' Association
Sandwell Valley Country Park Birmingham - Parks and countryside - Information - Ramblers' Association
The next Metro station, Kenrick Park, is nearer still.
Sandwell Park Farm Salter’s Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BG, tel 0121 553 0220
www.ramblers.org.uk /info/parks/sandwellvalley.html   (183 words)

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