February 1990 – State of Barnetts Lane Cemetery causes concern

Brownhills Gazette February 1990 issue 5_000001

Brownhills Gazette February 1990 issue 5 – Really finding it’s feet. A great campaign about the state of Barnetts Lane Cemetery and one of the only decent pictures of Holland Park Bandstand I’ve ever seen. Click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 5 of the long lost freesheet, from February 1990 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

David Evans, very kindly granted access to the archive held by former editor and contributor Brian Stringer, has been assiduously and conscientiously scanning them all. Every single issue. Every few days, I’m going to feature the next in the series. I’ve just compiled the next few into PDFs and I can tell you there are some treats in store – including the only decent photo I’ve ever seen of Holland Park’s lost bandstand (which is in this issue!)

If other bloggers want to use this material, can you please drop me a line first? I don’t mind, there’s just sone stuff I’d like to clear first, thanks.

Cheers to Brian and David for sharing a wonderful thing, that’s part of our community history.

If you have any memories, questions or observations please do comment or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

Brownhills Gazette issue 5 February 1990 – PDF format

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3 Responses to February 1990 – State of Barnetts Lane Cemetery causes concern

  1. The article on The Wild Side of Brownhills is amazing!

  2. Gavin Watson says:

    Not really a direct response but wondering if anyone has access to the “Plot” layouts of the graves. I am a Brownhillian born and bred and lived there from 1964 until the end of 1972 moving to Norton Canes and returning back to Brownhills in 1976 or there about. Leaving Brownhills for pastures new finally in 1996. And now way away from there I was hoping someone has a copy of the plan as I am trying to confirm the locations of a few people I knew and very old relative that are resting there. Can anyone help?

    Young Dokka Watson.

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