Tag Archives: David Evans

September 1990 – Vandals & dumpers causing problems on old track bed

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 12 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1990 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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Your chance to meet a local history legend next Friday!

This is a reminder that this coming Friday, the elder statesman of Brownhills local history Gerald Reece will be giving a talk in Brownhills on the subject – this popular and knowledgable historian last gave a talk in Brownhills in 2012, an event which is very fondly remembered and raised £520 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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The Pride of Brownhills, restored

A couple of days ago I belatedly flagged up the wonderful installation and unveiling ceremony for the once misplaced, but now found British Legion memorial plague to the dead of two wars, located after local historian and top chap Bill Mayo asked for help with a photo here on the Brownhills Blog.

Mr Brian Bennett, Mr John Bird , and Mr Bill Wright, key movers in the restoration of the plaque. Image kindly supplied by David Evans. Continue reading

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August 1990 – How much longer must we wait for some action?

David Evans, very kindly granted access to the archive held by former editor and contributor Brian Stringer, has been assiduously and conscientiously scanning them all. Every single issue. Every few days, I’m going to feature the next in the series.

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The pride of Brownhills unveiled this Saturday!

I’m a wee bit late with this (for which I apologise, things are a bit hectic of late) but here’s some great news from reader and longtime friend of the blog Martin, who writes concerning the Royal British Legion plaque that resurfaced following a photo article here on the blog last year.
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July 1990 – Callous closure of Job Club

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 10 of the long lost freesheet, from June 1990 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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The Brownhills press gang

Occasionally on the Brownhills Blog we strike a little bit of gold that sets things alight for a bit – this has happened over a variety of disparate topics; the Brownhills Carnival video, and the later cinefilm from the Brownhills Camera Club; the studies of the Harrison Empire, and the Lost Stonnall Hoard.

Pauline Jacks showing visitors the Brownhills Gazette being collated. Image very kindly supplied by John Sylvester. Continue reading

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