Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 11 of the long lost freesheet, from June 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.
Note that this issue is slim at 12 pages compared to 20 in the previous issue – suggesting maybe Brian was on holiday. There’s still plenty of good stuff, though, including Brian experiencing a dunking in Chasewater, good local history and the headline story campaigning on what remains a somewhat vexed issue today.
One thing that someone pointed out to me – not the BeeJay advert on the front page. They note they have a ‘Direct line – Vodaphone’ (sic) – these were the days when a mobile phone really was an unusual selling point. How old I suddenly feel!
The history of how the Brownhills Gazette came to exist has been detailed in this post thanks to the wonderful John Sylvester.
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.