August 1991 – Mindless mini vandals creating havoc for Walsall Wood

Brownhills Gazette August 1991 issue 23_000001

Brownhills Gazette August 1991 issue 23 – 20 pages covering vandalism in The Wood, more letters from Councillors, an informative article about greyhound racing, retirements from Brownhills West School, the first rumblings of planning issues at Sandhills plus poetry from Are Reg and G. Cater. Please click for a larger version.

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 23 of the long lost freesheet, from August 1991 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

Please note we don’t have a copy of issue 22 (July 1991) which is missing from the archive – if you can help, please do get in touch!

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.

In this issue, vandals in Walsall Wood, more letters from bickering councillors, a group set up in Sandhills to fight a planned development scheme, retirements from local schools and more poetry from Are Reg and G. Cater. There’s a great archive photo, 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 23 August 1991 – PDF format

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6 Responses to August 1991 – Mindless mini vandals creating havoc for Walsall Wood

  1. Fawlty says:

    Great read Bob. In the Archives page, there is a reference to a photo in the July 1991 edition. The photo was sent in by Mrs Charles Hunt. Do you by any chance have this issue? If so I would be very interested in seeing it.

    Cheers and keep up the good work!

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