Past tracking

For this weekend’s old photo feature, I’m dipping into that excellent work ‘Memories of Brownhills Past’ by Clarice Mayo and Geoff Harrington. Like many local history works, I think the print run was limited and it’s very hard to track down, although copies occasionally pop up on Amazon and eBay. I’d like to tip my hat to both authors on a fascinating collection of unusual pictures, and would recommend to anyone interested to try to get hold of a copy. I lean on such excellent books very heavily and my debt to the authors of them cannot be stated enough.

Brownhills Library had a couple of copies in last time I checked.

Returning for a final time to Cunnington’s, this unusual shot of the proprietors. Worth studying closely to try and recognise the brands in the background. From ‘Memories of Brownhills Past’ by Clarice Mayo and Geoff Harrington.
I remember the old Anchor Inn well, and running errands to the outdoor of an evening. I’d guess this shot would be from around 1985. From ‘Memories of Brownhills Past’ by Clarice Mayo and Geoff Harrington.
It’s hard to find any material at all about the old trotting track. I remember the stadium being visible from Shire Oak – it was some structure, but always looked derelict to me. From ‘Memories of Brownhills Past’ by Clarice Mayo and Geoff Harrington.
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