Here’s something I recently came by in a charity shop in Brownhills -it’s the match day program for Walsall Wood FC versus Raunds Town FC, played at Oak Park at 3:00pm, Saturday 31st August 1991. The cover price was 40p, and this is a hefty 20 page A4 magazine with lots of content.
The program was a product of late, lamented Baker Bond Printing & Publishing, who were situated in Laburnum Cottage, High Street, Brownhills – opposite Silver Court on the corner of New Road.
The style will be familiar to anyone who remembers Brownhills very own local paper – The Brownhills Gazette. The Gazette was edited and prepared by Brian Stringer, and was a true campaigning bit of hyperlocal journalism, way before the internet. It was a wonderful project. In lots of ways, this blog was inspired by Brian’s work at the Gazette.
Brian is mentioned in the program, as is Andy Roper. There are match reports, pictures, articles of interest and some great ads. 1991 may not seem that long ago, but it’s 22 years now, and there’s a lot of water under the bridge.
Please, if you have any memories of this match, or time period, please do comment here or email me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
10am Pitch inspection at the Wood on Boxing Day for league game v continental star #inthebleakmidwinter— Walsall Wood FC (@WalsallWoodFC) December 23, 2013
Next Walsall Wood FC match is today – Boxing Day, pitch conditions permitting, and will be against Continental Star FC at Oak Park. Kickoff 3:00pm.
As soon as I get any news on that, I’ll put it out on the blog.