Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 35 of the long lost freesheet, from August 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 an unusually slim 16 pages with fundraising for ITV’s Telethon (remember that?), popular local Headmaster John Cross retiring, some names behind a familiar local photo in the archive section, some unseemly politicking over the Carnival (countered by a wonderful letter from Brian Stringer), a small note about the opening of Park Lime Pits as a nature reserve, 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.
I cleaned buses in Walsall bus station for the ITV Telethon whilst working for C&A, who were one of the main corporate sponsors. I then went to Nottingham to present Marti Caine with a massive (in size) cheque. Somehwere in the depths of TV history…
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