Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 17 of the long lost freesheet, from February 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.
I love the headline on this one – I trust the local OAPs weren’t literally attacking the traders, but this being Brownhills, anything is possible…
The cover article is good; there’s some outrage over the St. James Church extension works, a coupe of interesting letters from former ‘Conservative Independent’ group Councillor Ted Moorman and Cllr Doug Tomlinson, a picture from Aladdin that may prove embarrassing, more from Sally Davies in Africa and the blood donor drive Brian Stringer was so proud of.
There’s also an advert asking if we were ready for the year 2000. How long ago that seems now, and when this was published, there were still 9 years to go!
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.