Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 21 of the long lost freesheet, from June 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.
Lots of great content in this one – the ongoing heartbreak of the Malejczuck family, memories of the Memo and Ogley Hay School, school and club news and a rather remarkable advert on the last page…
The Canon Ion Camera was the one of the first digital consumer cameras to be available in the UK. It took tiny pictures – very low resolution, as video frames – on bizarre, non-standard 2 inch floppy discs. I saw several in the wild, and wanted but could never afford one. That was more or less the start of a revolution, and you could buy one at Claridges.
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.
interesting to see a poem written by George Carter in the Gazette. I wonder if readers have any more of his poems? Brownhills seems to have had a few good poets some while ago..perhaps it still does?
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