Its name comes from the fact that two of the city's main parks, West Park and Bantock Park, lie within its boundaries. The ward also contains the Chapel Ash conservation area and also the Parkdale conservation area. Some other interesting architecture can be seen within the ward, particularly on the Tettenhall Road, such as first Mayor of Wolverhampton, George Thorneycroft's House. Two of the city's main thoroughfares are contained largely within the ward, namely the A41 Tettenhall Road and the Compton Road (A454.
The Halfway House on Tettenhall Road was formerly a coaching house on the London to Holyhead route and as the name suggests, was the half way point. It was a pub for many years but is currently (2009) closed and for sale.
Omaha (March 24, 1932 – April 24, 1959) was a United StatesThoroughbred horse racing champion. In a racing career which lasted from 1934 through 1936, he ran twenty-two times and won nine races. He had his greatest success as a three-year-old in 1935, when he won the Triple Crown. As a four-year-old, he had success running in England, where he narrowly lost the Ascot Gold Cup.
The horse was owned by and bred William Woodward, Sr.'s famous Belair Stud in Bowie, Maryland. He was trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who also trained Omaha's sire to the Triple Crown. As a yearling, Omaha was leggy and awkward-looking but a favorite of Woodward, who reportedly considered sending the horse to England to be trained for the Epsom Derby. In the event, Omaha's move to England was postponed until 1936. He was ridden to his biggest wins by Canadian jockey Smokey Saunders.
Located 40 miles northwest of Omaha, this park is popular with campers, picnickers and water enthusiasts who come for boating, fishing and water skiing ... Located 40 miles northwest of Omaha, this park is popular with campers, picnickers and water enthusiasts who come for boating, fishing and water skiing.
Most testimony consisted of arguments against splitting Douglas County, home to Omaha, as would happen under the proposal that advanced ...Justin Wayne of Omaha ... At a town hall in North Omaha on Tuesday, which Love hosted along with several organizations, attendee Vickey Parks said she’s been registering voters in North Omaha for 40 years.
The arrests come amid a spike in catalytic converter thefts, including the July theft of 12 catalytic converters, valued at $1,500 each, from school buses parked at a company lot near 85th Street and Crown PointAvenue in northwest Omaha...Motion lights or continuous lights are suggested if parking in a driveway.
Thousands lined Omaha streets for the procession of Marine Cpl ... The Omaha World-Herald plans to carry it on the newspaper’s website, Omaha.com ... 'Omaha, you never looked better' ... The Omaha Police Department said that stretch of road will be closed from 10 a.m ... Marine from Omaha killed in Afghanistan airport bombing ... Daegan Page returns to Omaha.
Four of the top-five ranked teams in the state competed in the girls race at the Harold Scott Invitational on Thursday at PioneersPark... 5 OmahaWestside ... ElkhornSouth finished second, and Omaha Westside third ... The view from Pioneers Park, where cross country runners competed in the Harold Scott Invite.