November 1990 – Not a word from our local elected representatives

Brownhills Gazette November 1990 issue 14_000001

Brownhills Gazette November 1990 issue 14 – Biggest issue yet at 28 pages, and lots of follow-upcontent about the ‘Wake Up Brownhills’ campaign, Please click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 14 of the long lost freesheet, from November 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.

This issue is remarkable in that it collated responses to the ‘Wake Up Brownhills’ campaign in the previous issue – and clearly caught a lot of the establishment on the back foot, including the letter from Richard Shepherd MP, which says basically it’s nothing to do with him and anyway, he’s one of the ten top backbench MPs, and is therefore beyond reproach.

The observation made in the previous issue regarding surgeries in Brownhills clearly stung, too.

There is an interesting old photo in the archive section, and also, some of the adverts are real memory-joggers. I note BeeJay no longer were advertising their ‘Vodaphone’ number – wonder why?

Brian Stringer was a brilliant editor who still knows his stuff, and campaigns relentlessly for the place he loves. Brian was clearly working hard and getting into his stride here.

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.

Brownhills Gazette issue 14 November 1990 – PDF format

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2 Responses to November 1990 – Not a word from our local elected representatives

  1. Becky T says:

    This might be slight off topic but reading Richard’s letter apart from what he said “praising himself” it did make sense in one way. However I have thrown down the gauntlet to him recently and asked him to evoke a power which has never been used by any government since it came into existence in 1970 in regard to our beloved WMBC’s unlawful activites! So you have to ask yourself what is the point of any elected politician if they are not accountable?!! So I am awaiting his response as I am the response of WMBC and it affects 100’s of people across the borough, the most vulnerable in our Society. It’s all gone very quiet to say the least!

    Great stuff though … very disheartening in one way because the complaints raised then by the Brownhills Gazette remain pretty much the same about WMBC so nothing has changed except there is no longer a voice in which to publicize it. 🙁

    (sorry I spammed by mistake and posted on the wrong link this is the one I wanted to comment on as above) 😀

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