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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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One other Public Carriage Road or Highway

For those who don’t follow the comments here, there was an interesting discussion last week after I featured a section of the Teasdale 1842 map from Clive Roberts’ new history site: The discussion that sprang up was about the nature and purpose of Friezland Lane in Shire Oak, and amongst the discussion was rom rather wild speculation by myself about the way the Parish borders run between Brownhills and Walsall Wood.

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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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Looking for Roger Green please…

Hi folks – this is one of those enquiries we get from time to time from readers – I’m interested in contact details for Roger Green last known living in Humphries House, Brownhills.

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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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November 1993 – Getting back on the tracks?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 50 of the long lost freesheet, from November 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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