[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.
Oops..its on its way,
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.
Nice one, thank you.
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Hi a seen a photo on here a couple of yrs ago.my 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 1950s.is there any chance of finding it as id like to send it to her.thank u
Can you give me a clue? What was the photo of?
Literally hundreds in the archive