With thanks to a reader who spotted this great article in a magazine I wouldn’t normally read, I can now share a fascinating item with readers of the blog who maybe missed it too. Erin O’Connor – supermodel and star of the Marks and Spencer adverts grew up in Brownhills, and it’s great to see such an apparently grounded, pleasant person talking up the town and it’s school for a change.
The article exists in an online form, but it’s a bit cut down in nature and I feel the print version is better. After the drubbing the New Statesman justifiably gave Brownhills, I’m rather chuffed to see something positive in the media, and it deserves a wider airing.
Do you have any memories of Miss Ferguson or any other memorable Brownhills teachers? Who left an impression on you (and not just with the board rubber…)?
My best wishes to Erin, it’s nice to see someone remembering their roots so fondly.