Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 30 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1992 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 a sad and notable issue, as this is the last one Brian Stringer edited, but I think we can all agree that Brian took a rough concept and made it a true community force and asset, for which we all should be grateful. Nobody had spoken up for Brownhills in that way for decades; Brian’s work at The Gazette 25 years ago inspired me to do this, and without the influence of it, this blog would never have existed.
The March 1992 issue carries the very first rumblings of the Burntwood bypass, an Avenues pancake race, carnival news, some brilliant archive pics, recent school news and much more.
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.