Live music at the Brickmakers Arms in Balsall Common

The recent flurry of action at the Brickmakers Arms continues with another live music session tomorrow evening (Saturday 27th October), courtesy of Three Rooms, whom landlady Victoria Hancox describes as:


“An excellent three-piece that do acoustic contemporary covers.”


The music gets underway at approximately 8pm.




Obituary – Mark Morgan 29/09/1967 – 30/09/2012

Mark Morgan – Chatty Man


Halloween: Mark Morgan as 'The Count' - keeping an eye on the Railway's Samantha Thompson


Mark Morgan – best known to many residents of Balsall Common as one of the village’s full-time barmen, initially at the Brickmakers Arms, then Railway Inn, a stone’s throw away on Station Road – passed away in the early hours of Sunday 30th September 2012 after celebrating his 45th birthday surrounded by friends and regulars at the pub’s monthly karaoke party.



In his days at ‘The Railway’, Mark quickly became part of the furniture and in all but name, part of the family too.  Mark was the pub’s resident ‘chatty-man’, the guy with time for anyone and a deep passion and almost photographic memory for all things music and movie related.  He was well-liked and much respected:


“Mark was more than just a member of staff at the Railway.” explained Railway landlady Heather Parker, “He was a member of our family. He came into the kitchen everyday to say good morning and have a chat before work and almost as often we would bump into one another in the hall and frighten each other, I don’t know who squealed the loudest.”


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