Over on the Pigblog, the Stymaster continues his painstaking and wonderful mission to preserve his late father’s collection of photographic and cine film ephemera from the seventies. I’ve already pointed out the posts covering Stubbers Green, a video of Chasewater Paddling Pool and now he presents an excellent, emotive period piece which shows the huge turnout and community support for the long-passed Rushall carnival. Watch it, it’s brilliant.
Rushall Carnival, like those of Brownhills and Pelsall, was hugely popular. Although the first two have passed into history, Pelsall Carnival still continues. If you have any recollections of this event, or any pictures, film or other material relating to Brownhills Carnival, please do contact me. There must be a huge amount of this stuff in shoe boxes, family albums etc, yet nothing seems to exist in the public domain.
It seems odd that events such as this – that were the cornerstone of our communities for years – seem to have little or no historic record. I congratulate and thank Stymaster for his contribution and hard work. Lets see if together, we can assemble something, before it’s lost forever.
BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.