Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 41 of the long lost freesheet, from February 1993 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 clocks in at 12 pages, and continues the newspaperish style, Clayhanger Bridge is rebuilt causing inconvenience, there’s a canal clean up going on, Walsall Wood Boxing Club is still fighting for its life, George and Daisy Edwards celebrate their 50th, a VE day party from the archives and lots 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.
Hya Bob, Unless I’m doing something wrong my end I think there may be a technical hitch!!! The linked file I think is of a different, earlier, edition? I really enjoy the output of the Gazette and look forward to reading them…………….
Disappointed from Walsall Wood………..
All the best and keep up the good work………… Peter.
Sorry, Peter, rushed editing. Fixed now!
I still think it was a technical problem………… bloody computers eh????
Nice one, thanks Dave and Bob.
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I too enjoy reading these. I like the adverts the best. Local trade is such an interesting insight into a community. Also great to see that some of the businesses are still trading!
Whole thing was brilliant – particularly under Brian’s editorship. A little time capsule, and as I’ve said before, without the Gazette, there’d be no blog
I’d like madwblog to go to print. How I’ve no idea. Digital is great but it doesn’t serve everyone.
Nothing to stop you doing a DIY job. A mono laser printer will do excellent prints and a good one cheap to run, can be had for less than £70