Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 67 of the long lost freesheet, from April 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 success for Watling Street School athletes, a lengthy letter from The Potters Clay and Coal Company about the importance of Brownhillian clay, a telling advert for new houses in ‘Pelsall Village’, a photo of the Shire Oak Villa Football team from the archives, crime news, school news and an appeal for local traders to get together to improve the town.
The small ad for the Spectrum +3 for £45 made me smile. Ah, nostalgia.
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.