January 1991 – Inspiration from cancer victim John

Brownhills Gazette January 1991 issue 16_000001

Brownhills Gazette January 1991 issue 16 – a slimmer issue of 16 pages following the Christmas rush. Fantastic cover story about a local cancer patient, local character Bill Ward and more from the bickering councillors. Please click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 16 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1991 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 an interesting issue – the Councillors were still bickering about the Wake Up Brownhills issue, and there’s more from Glyn Holloway on that. There was a heartwarming and positive lead story about local cancer patient John Edwards, and the archive section featured a very unusual police outing photo from 1950. Again, the adverts are worth a look. I’m curious about the ‘Brownhills Society’ on the front page, too.

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 16 January 1991 – PDF format

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3 Responses to January 1991 – Inspiration from cancer victim John

  1. John Edwards That’s My Dad.. Sadly passed a way in 1992.

    • So sorry to hear that. Such an uplifting story in the Gazette. My apologies if this has caused any distress.

      Would you prefer me to take in down?

      Cheers and best wishes

  2. Pingback: February 1991 – Senior Citizens fight for better lighting and attack Market Traders over parking | BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog

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