December 1990 – Villagers fight traffic nightmare (and a Very Merry Christmas!)

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.

Brownhills Gazette December 1990 issue 15 – 28 pages, and of course, it was Christmas. Still great campaigning, ‘Wake Up Brownhills’ followup, and a letter from local charity fundraiser and character Reg Morris. Please click for a larger version.

[Update 1:56am, 4th December 2014: Now with missing page 6 restored, and a remarkable rant for Graham Walker is revealed – Bob]

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 15 of the long lost freesheet, from December 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 is another huge issue that covered a lot of ground – including a letter in support of local Councillors by Reg Morris. Note that Reg was incorrect on one point – the Council never bought Ravens Court and it’s still in private ownership.

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 15 December 1990 – PDF format

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7 Responses to December 1990 – Villagers fight traffic nightmare (and a Very Merry Christmas!)

  1. David Evans says:

    hi Bob
    Page 6…

    Oops..its on its way,

  2. John Anslow says:

    Love the picture of the children at Clayhanger School celebrating Empire Day. What is Britannia wearing as a helmet? Is it a colander? Absolutely delightful.

  3. Clive says:

    Nice one, thank you.

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  6. eleanor says:

    Hi a seen a photo on here a couple of yrs aunt who lives in Australia now was on it.all I can remember was there was about 5 women on the photo think it was about there any chance of finding it as id like to send it to her.thank u

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