Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 54 of the long lost freesheet, from March 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 24 page issue with more detail on Percy Claridge’s plan for renovations, local songstrell and friend of the blog Rose Maria Burnell (then Craddock) prepares to perform at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Fred Yeomans of Clayhanger sadly passed away, Brian Stringer mourns the passing of the trotting track at Chasewater, a fine school archive photo, plus memories of Bradburys store in Brownhills High Street, 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.
March 1921…B’hills Working Men’s Club…Struck of the Register
The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Hednesford Road, the Wilkin, Brownhills was struck off the register on the grounds (1) that it was not conducted in good faith as a club; (2) that there was repeated drunkenness on the premises; (3) that illegal sales of intoxicating liquor had taken place….