I like this a lot. Way back in 1998, an officer for Walsall Council was given the job of taking some pictures of Brownhills town centre. The lady in question was handed a digital camera that took floppy disks, which lay filed away for 15 years until yesterday, when the disks came to light again. Very kindly, I’ve been given permission to use the images they contain here on the blog.
It’s easy to think that 1998 wasn’t that long ago, but we’re zipping back a decade and a half, to a period when the Internet was just going mainstream. Brownhills was declining, certainly, but much had still to change.
This is a wonderful gallery, and I’m very grateful to the person who shared them. There are shops here I’d totally forgotten. Thanks so much for sending the pictures in. I owe you one.