Castle Street’s entry for the Coronation Parade in Brownhills, 1953 was two floats. This shows George Seedhouse’s lorry. Image kindly donated by Mavis Woodhouse.
I still have a little of the very popular Mavis Woodhouse material to come – so far we’ve had the Foxes Row and Victor Haines articles, the Fred Shingler film of Newtown, Mavis’s recollections of the mining history, the curious disappearing cottage, and memories of Sunday School in the small community on the Watling Street.
For a nice Sunday article, here’s some additional pictorial material Mavis generously donated for readers to explore – photos of the 1953 coronation parade in Brownhills, her National Identity Card and a rent book with the Deakins as landlord.
Thanks once again to mavis for such generosity; I am pleased and honoured to be able to feature this material here.
Comments welcome – either here on the post or to BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
Castle Street party at the Coronation in 1953, with the local residents wearing unusual fancy dress for the occasion. “The Fault” is the steep slope seen in the background. This physical feature was originally a sandhole cut in to the slope which leads down to the canal and the top of the sandhole was used by Lichfield Rural District as an ash tip at one time. Image kindly donated by Mavis Woodhouse.
This is the other float. It is Mr Albert Jones’s coal lorry. Image kindly donated by Mavis Woodhouse.
A 1948 Rent Book, with (I presume) Jonah Deakin as landlord. Image kindly supplied by Mavis Woodhouse.
All up to date… Image kindly supplied by Mavis Woodhouse.
Who remembers these identity cards? Image kindly supplied by Mavis Woodhouse.
Image kindly supplied by Mavis Woodhouse.