Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 64 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1995 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 huge local concern over a (doomed) opencast mining proposal, the Jobburns celebrate their 60th anniversary, strong opinion on the letters page, little Martin Woodward saves his mum’s life (he was 5), Brian Rollins the local mining expert has a book published, Ogley Hay football from the archives, local school news plus loads more.
If you’re wondering what happened to issue 62 from November 1994, that was the very first one I featured in this post – it kicked the whole series off.
It’s worth noting the magazine has, at this point, been expanded to cover Pelsall, and there’s a fair bit of relevant content.
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.