Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 50 of the long lost freesheet, from November 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.
Inside this 20 page issue there’s a campaign to return passenger rail to Brownhills, fears over the local post sorting office (which we lost in the end), Bill Barnett raises money for for the Manor Hospital, photos from a school reunion, a brilliant archive photo, and an astounding interview with Walsall Wood Pit accident survivor Paddy Walker, plus 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.