A mystery is sparked by the redoubtable old friend of the blog Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove, whoo’s been again chatting to David Evans and supplied another wonderful tranche of material for the blog.
Amongst the material I’m still studying, the above image jumped out at me. It’s a painting, or artists sketch of the original plan for Brownhills Memorial Hall – which you’ll all realise turned out vastly different to this drawing.
There’s a story here I feel someone must know, and I’d love to hear it.
David Evans wrote:
This amazing and possibly very rare photo shows the first design for Brownhills Memorial Hall, whose history has been documented in previous articles.
My thanks are extended to blog reader and correspondant Reg Fullelove who has offered this from his collection of family and local history photos.
The reverse has a hand-written note by Reg’s father, ‘Memorial window’ – but where was the window to be put and what was it all about?
My thanks, as ever to the gentlemen concerned, and you just know what I’m going to ask. What the Dickens is the story here? Was there a scaling back of the plans – or were they expanded? What of the window? Who was the architect? Is there any other evidence extant?
A great mystery for a Sunday. You know the drill – all comment welcome. Either here, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers, all.
This blog never fails to astound me.