Get another glimpse into Brownhills Past

WLHC2923 Brownhills Railway Station, early 1900s

Photograph of a steam locomotive and carriages in Brownhills Railway Station, taken in the early 1900s – From the exhibition. Image supplied by Walsall Local History Centre.

Regular readers will remember that last Autumn, there was an exhibition at Walsall Local History Centre featuring a whole tranche of of historic Brownhills photos and ephemera from the civic collection. This had proven to be so successful, that the top operatives at the town archives have decided to set many of the exhibits up on show in Brownhills Library, at the Parkview Centre, from now until the end of February 2014.

A taste of historic Brownhills
An exhibition presented by Walsall Local History Centre
at Brownhills Library

3rd – 28th February 2014

Reproducing items from the photographic, local studies and archive collections of Walsall Local History Centre.

Admission Free

Brownhills Library
The Parkview Centre

Tel: 01922 650730

Here’s the publicity for the original exhibition, so you can get a taste of what’s on offer. All the images in this post featured in it.


A new exhibition offering a taste of Brownhills history is set to open at Walsall Local History Centre on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. 

Hussey Arms Building Plan

Extract from part of a plan for the rebuilding of the Hussey Arms pub, Brownhills, in 1935. In the exhibition, the ground floor plan is also shown in detail. I had no idea this existed, but it does clear up the question of when the original pub was replaced. Image from Walsall Local History Centre.

The Centre’s fourth exhibition focusing on individual towns across the borough, entitled ‘Brownhills Past and Present’, reproduces thirty items from the Centre’s extensive local collections of photographs, archives and local studies material, dating from the Victorian era to the early 2000s. 

The display is aimed at introducing members of the public to a few of the many thousands of historic items which can be viewed on request at Walsall Local History Centre in Essex Street, Walsall, which is Walsall Council’s archives and local studies service for the whole of Walsall Metropolitan Borough.

K142_1Brownhills Carnival Royalty 1938

Brownhills Carnival royalty, from a programme published for the 1938 Brownhills Carnival. Another fantastic bit of ephemera from Walsall Local History Centre.


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2 Responses to Get another glimpse into Brownhills Past

  1. Clive says:

    Great stuff. if the rains warm on monday i will pop up there and have a look. Thanks for the info Bob.

  2. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    thanks for this information. I visited the library this morning, and yes, the display is very interesting…will say no more and leave it to others to see and enjoy for themselves. I was even given a chocolate by the librarian!
    kind regards

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