May 1990 – Devastated Wildlife at Clayhanger

Brownhills Gazette May 1990 issue 8_000001

Brownhills Gazette May 1990 issue 8 – Pollution from an oil leak damages wildlife on The Sawag between Clayhanger and Pelsall. Click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 8 of the long lost freesheet, from May 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 must point out that this one contains a letter which stuck in my mind for years, and can remember reading when this issue was delivered. It’s a stream of consciousness freeform rant by Interested Observer, on page 13 – it’s utterly extraordinary, and in a hand I recognise today. Quite what was so offensive about a substation on a grass verge I have no idea, but it still has the utter temerity to sport a red door.

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 about the usage, 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 8 May 1990 – PDF format

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5 Responses to May 1990 – Devastated Wildlife at Clayhanger

  1. I notice an advert for the World famous 50p shop (I don’t remember it)
    Poundland were founded in 1990. Were they the inspiration

  2. Clive says:

    Thanks for the download. I can remember the half crown shop in Blackpool, showing my age now!

  3. Pedro says:

    “I believe that a good penny and sixpence store, run by a live Yankee, would be a sensation here.”

    —Frank Woolworth

  4. Pedro says:

    Townswomen’s Guild

    We see that the attention of the Guild, in the first years (1929), could be turned to the raising the status and expectations of women….”especially with a view to educating women in the principles of good citizenship.”

    Brownhills seems late in forming a group (1947), and in May 1990 one of the vice presidents is the Rt Hon Mrs Thatcher.

  5. Pingback: June 1990 – Avenues fight on | BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog

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