A bit of a mystery arrives in the mailbox from the young David Evans – Manchester House in Brownhills, as shown in the above image dating from the 1920s, kindly donated by Mavis Woodhouse, from whom there’s a whole tranche of stuff to come.
I’ve no idea where this was (although I think I can guess), and I’ve never heard of the business before.
this amazing image was given to me by a kind-hearted local lady, Mrs Mavis Woodhouse who believes it comes from a brochure advertising the opening of the Brownhills Memorial Hall, in the 1920s.
There are so many interesting features, and products in this advert. Who was Victor Haines… What was a Pullar, and did Fit U corsets proved the foundation for the British Empire, indeed!
So, the question is, as ever, what do you know? Comments please, or mail me if you prefer: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers to David and Mavis – there really is some gold to come, which will shine a light on some forgotten bits of Brownhills. Stay tuned!