Category Archives: Shared memories

Open Mike

Yesterday, whilst mooching on Panoramio for an image of Chasewater (sometimes it’s the best way to find my own photos, oddly enough) I came upon a gallery by a reader and contributor the the blog, Mike Leonard – it’s remarkable.

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February 1994 – Local trader purchases derelict buildings

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 53 of the long lost freesheet, from Febuary 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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January 1994 – Are we being pushed out again?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 52 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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Lichfield discovered – alphabetical Lichfield – free talk on tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has another talk on this evening with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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December 1993 – Brownhills School – run successfully on the premise of care

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 51 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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A great new book by a local history legend now availble!

I’ve known about this for a few weeks ow, but held off spilling the good news to readers until copies were available to buy – but I can now reveal that there’s a fascinating new history book on the subject of Brownhills now available, compiled by local historian Bill Mayo.

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More Monkey business

A couple of weeks ago I posted an enquiry by reader Margaret King about the location of a pub her Dad remembered from when he was evacuated to Brownhills as a small boy: he remembered the pub as ‘The Monkey Puzzle’, which had me somewhat perplexed.

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