Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 34 of the long lost freesheet, from July 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 issue is 24 pages with some remarkable photos of what must have been one of the last Brownhills carnivals, a Brownhills West garden party, more on the Sandhills development proposals, a moan about Ravens Court, talk of a rave at Chasewater, 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.
These truly are a great find.
In the picture of Brownhills Albion #12 is “C Emery”, but the licensee of the Hussey, as recorded in the 1901 census and Kelly’s Directory 1896, 1900, 1904, was Robert Emery.
Many thanks for the download.
The picture of Brownhills Albion has featured in the Blog in August 2014
in the article “Our Albion”
Paul Ford from the Walsall Local History centre know knows that it was not the team bus. Such eminent characters aboard! (Those on the right of the bus look like Peaky blinders!)
The above should read “now knows” and not “know knows”.
I have a feeling that the bus is a “campaign” bus, comments put on the link to the article Our Albion shown above.
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Oh my days!! Just looking through Brownhills bob having a nosey as I quite often do and imagine my shock to see myself 23 years ago as Brownhills carnival princess. Gosh what a shocker !! Seems like yesterday
Laura, you’re welcome!
Thank you Bob I have this newspaper in the loft somewhere. I always told my kids I was a real princess once n they didn’t believe me now I have the proof to hand lol. Thank you 😊