March 1991 – Canal Towpath being destroyed

Brownhills Gazette March 1991 issue 18_000001

Brownhills Gazette March 1991 issue 18 – 20 pages of very varied stuff – from the state of the Silver Street Marina to poor housing in the town. Great stuff inside on local history, a poem for Are Reg, an unusual water leak and much more! Please click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 18 of the long lost freesheet, from March 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 one has the parlous state of the Silver Street ‘mariana’; Richard Shepherd with a curious campaign on local housing, more from Are Reg, discussion of local history and more great period adverts.

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 18 March 1991 – PDF format

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2 Responses to March 1991 – Canal Towpath being destroyed

  1. Pingback: April 1991 – Traders win battle over parking | BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog

  2. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    noticed yesterday 13 dec 21014 that the lamppost mentioned in this magazine has been replaced by a super new galvanised but unpainted one..Just in the same place, of course.
    The phone box is no longer there..and the pavement is made up of those slippy brick blocks.

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