Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 22 of the long lost freesheet, from July 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 the lost issue 22 from July 1991 – by some miraculous wrangling, David Evans has located the whole issue, via the generosity of Gerald Reece! My hat is doffed. Thanks chaps!
In this issue, flytipping in Howdles Lane, a remarkable article on the Brownhills Carnival of that year, which gives clues as to why it stopped, a local history walk goes astray and a centenarian is celebrated.
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.
Nice one chaps.
Love the story of the Walsall Wood Local History Society.
25 questions on local history proved to be a “stinker.”
And they arrived back at 11.00pm. Couldn’t even get a pint!