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Halesowen

(hālz`ōwən), city (1991 pop. 57,533), Dudley metropolitan district, central England. Listed in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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 as Hala, Halesowen manufactures machine tools, electronic equipment, and bricks. The city also has steel and iron plants. Halesowen was the birthplace of the printer William CaslonCaslon, William
, 1692–1766, English type designer, b. Worcestershire. He worked first in London as an engraver of gunlocks, then set up his own foundry in 1716. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville's
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 and the poet William ShenstoneShenstone, William,
1714–63, English poet and landscape gardener. The Schoolmistress (1742), his best-known poem, was written in imitation of Spenser. His home, "Leasowes," in Shropshire, was a notable example of 18th-century landscaping.
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Halesowen

a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands. Pop.: 55 273 (2001)
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Halesowen took control and scored after 15 minutes from close range.
Halesowen were punished for their sloppiness on 53 minutes when Dormand made a good save from Chris O'Leary's header and Dean Patali knocked the rebound into the net.
Halesowen have a two-week break from league fixtures after tomorrow - they play an Errea Cup tie with Rugby United on Tuesday and then a Worcestershire Senior Cup clash at Malvern Town next Saturday - and the plan is to have a new manager before they return to league action.
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For the first time since December 2, Martin O'Connor will have to deliver a post-defeat rallying call to his Halesowen Town troops today.
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A 16th-minute shot from Alex Sykes bobbled past the Halesowen post, but the Tigers grabbed the lead on 27 minutes when Marc Richards ghosted in to head home Neil Mustoe's free kick.
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With Halesowen trying to find the killer punch, Darren Caskey hit a 30-yard free kick over the bar and Brennan went close after a delightful 3 8th-minute move.
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