Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 44 of the long lost freesheet, from May/June 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 is the lost issue 44 – May 1993 which has been generously loaned to David Evans to scan by local historian and top chap Bill Mayo, for which many thanks! (Stay tuned for some great news from Bill coming soon….)
This is a 20 page issue, with Shire Oak Quarry declared a nature reserve, a family of Karate black-belts, preparations for Brownhills Carnival, an Ogley School photo from the archives, Councillor Eardley displays his famous charm, concerns on local vandalism, a call for the pedestrianisation of Brownhills High Street, and loads 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.