December 1991 – A prayer for Christmas

Brownhills Gazette December 1991 issue 27_000001

Brownhills Gazette December 1991 issue 27 – 24 pages covering Stephen Boyle, the 9 year old fundraising for charity, the introduction of wheelie bins, a golden wedding, and a mall note about heathland management on the common, plus more remarkable archive material, school news and much more. Please click for a larger version.


Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 27 of the long lost freesheet, from December 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 Christmas issue is packed with little fragments of future controversies; the introduction of wheelie bins was being discussed, someone spotted heathland management on the common, mess in Holland Park after the bonfire and plenty of other local stuff.

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 27 December 1991 – PDF format

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