One of the things about compiling the weekly old pictures post that irritates is that there are some really interesting old images floating about that you just can’t fit into a post. One or two-offs that don’t really fit in with themed articles. Misfits and misshapes. There are so many of these to feature now that I’ve decided to just wing it and post a group of unrelated images, because otherwise, I feel they’ll never be posted.
As always I thank the authors and originators of these pictures. Please support local history books when you get the chance.
It’s hard to remember the Terrace as being anything other than a restaurant, but if you look at it today, it’s not hard to see its origins. I love the name ‘Motrestant’, were there any more about, or was this a one off? Image taken from ‘Memories of old Brownhills’ by Clarice Mayo & Geoff Harrington.
Although not that old – the author states that it was mid-90’s – this rainy shot of the High Street shows much has changed. The shops on the right have all now gone, replaced by the new block containing Wilkinson. How many remember CK electronics, and their discount seconhand TV’s and videos? I also remember the bubble gum dispenser outside Poxons butchers, on the left of shot. Image posted on Facebook in the ‘Brownhills’ group by Robert Gough.
Don’t know much about these, and I invite comments. Would these be where the recently demolished maisonettes were? Image from ‘Memories of Old Brownhills’ by Clarice Mayo & Geoff Harrington.
This image accompanies the one above. I’m interested in the lady – is Dorothy still about? I just love the dog. A fantastic, unusual domestic scene. Image taken from ‘Memories of old Brownhills’ by Clarice Mayo & Geoff Harrington.
This is a good image. I’m having chronological problems here. Clearly early middle eighties, it shows the new island, apparently functional but still under construction, yet the sign doesn’t show a turning for Silver Street, so it must predate Hillards (currently Tesco) being developed – I thought it all happened at the same time. Note the taxi office on the left, and what I believe to be the end window of the Station Hotel, lost under the Aldi development soon after. Image posted on Facebook by Robert Gough in the ‘Brownhills’ group.
Ah, the mill. I was talking about this building to someone just the other day – we kids from Brownhills used to go up there and hang out in the old building. Does anyone know anything about it or have recollections of those days? Image taken from ‘Around Pelsall and Brownhills in old photographs’ by David F. Vodden.