Last weekend I featured a remarkable image very generously supplied to the blog by Maria Fitzgerald, who’d submitted it with some other interesting local photos. Maria didn’t know much about this one, and thought it was taken behind the Brownhills Memorial Hall or Memo. All she knew was it featured her grandmother.
It turns out (and I should have spotted the fact, really) that this isn’t the Memo.
I had an interesting email from Dianne and Cliff Jones, who knew who the group were – confirming the speculation that there were Salvation Army uniforms in the back row:
The photo of a group of people.
Top row: Evlyn and Horrace Gibbs ftom Shelfield.
Third row. Second in Mrs Doody, Mrs Emily Jones, Joy Gibbs and Harry Jones all from High Heath.
This was the salvation army over 60s in Brownhills High Street.
Hope this helps.
Dianne and Cliff Jones.
Thanks so much to Dianne and Cliff – but now I’m really interested in where this image was taken. A lawn, to the rear of a dark-brick building, which looks quite old. A fire escape implies a public, or semi-public building, and it seems those may be French windows behind the group.
In the background on the right, a peculiar roofline.
Anybody recognise this place? It’s killing me. Doesn’t look like the Vicarage. The house in the background seems oddly familiar.
Please comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – please somebody, put me out of my misery.