I shall put some more up to date links here shortly...
Heartland Press - History of Coalmining http://home.freeuk.com/htpress/current.htm
St Johns Halesowen bellringing http://www.wdcra.org.uk/haleso.htm
Anvil Books http://www.anvilbookshalesowen.co.uk/Birm.htm
Halesowen railway book http://www.transportdiversions.com/publicationshow.asp?pubid=2707
overview 1880 map of area
1903 railway line map of Halesowen and around
Leasowes miniature railway