Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 52 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1994 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 a 20 issue, with some very strong content. More concern over the Police Station closure, a farmer takes action in Clayhanger, problems with illegal traders at Brownhills Market, which was threatened with closure even then, a Brownhills Youth Club archive picture, frustration over the discontinuation of a mining memorial church service and the opening shots over a planned business park at Sandhills plus 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.
Nice to see faces from my youth,…Bob & Dan Robbins and Carl Pickin in the Jolly Collier football team
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