Tag Archives: David Evans

November 1995 – Grandad’s a hero (and here’s when the story ends)

Completing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present the final issue – number 74 – of the long lost freesheet, from November 1995 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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Fire from above

A week or so ago I raised the somewhat vexed question here of the number and effects of air raids over our area during the Second World War, and asked what readers knew, and the things they had heard.

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October 1995 – Beauty spot reprieved!

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 73 of the long lost freesheet, from October 1995 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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Explosive stuff

There’s a discussion currently ongoing in the background between contributors the the Brownhills blog about our area during wartime, and the kind of effect the Second World War had on Brownhills and the wider area as a whole – we’re interested primarily in what people remember, or stories they were told about air raids in the locality.
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September 1995 – Walsall Wood FC up in flames!

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 72 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1995 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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July 1995 – Brownhills Carnival

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 70 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1995 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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Pictures from the 2015 Brownhills Canalside Festival

Sadly, the sun didn’t make it along until late in the day, but even without the sunshine it was a great event – Brownhills Canalside Festival was back for 2015 – and with Brian Stringer at the helm, it was a a great event and a fun thing for the local community.

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