Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 36 of the long lost freesheet, from September 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 a slim, 12 page issue (presumably due to the holiday season), but packed with notable content – policing and crime issues in the town, some surprising vitriol over that year’s carnival is countered, there is commentary on the notorious Brownhills West cross-burning incident, Ravens Court was in disrepair back then too, a cracking scouting archive picture, 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.
Nice one, thank you
Hi Bob I was at school with Anne, I think she was a year or two above me, she was Head Girl Prefect and sorted out some bullying I was experiencing in her own diplomatic and indomitable way with Mr Townsend our fantastic Headmaster.
Love your Blog Bob.
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