A couple of great images here from reader Beverley Hollyhead, of local air gun shooters in the mid 50s. I’m hoping we might be able to name some of these prizewinning marksmen, so for those who were around the area at that time, especially the Walsall Wood contingent, please do have a good think.
Beverley had this to say:
Thought you might quite like a couple of old photos I have found, unfortunately I am not very competant on the computer so I can’t work out how to type anything next to each photo! The one from Walsall wood Labour club is fairly self explanatory, the man sat down wearing the hat is my uncle Joseph Birch who used to live in Salters Road but I would love to know if anyone can name any of the other people.
The one that is inside a pub is possibly the Hussey Arms Brownhills, possibly also the same year or thereabouts. My father Samuel Birch is the man in the middle front of the pic holding his air rifle, again can anyone put any names to the others in the photo, my uncle Joseph Birch is also there on front row 2nd from right. I am presuming its the Hussey Arms as that was my fathers local pub but it could be anywhere…
I thank Beverley for her generosity in sending in these two excellent images, and invite readers to comment on them. You know the drill; BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, or comment here. Cheers.