Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 71 of the long lost freesheet, from August 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 Reg Holdsworth visiting the Indoor Market, an announcement that Baker Bond, gazette publishers were merging and moving out of Brownhills (this is portentous folks), Mrs. Oakley retires, Geoff Harrington celebrates 70 years in sport, a 1968 Walsall Wood Methodist Chapel photo from the archives, crime news and lots more.
The sharp eyed amongst you will notice that I’ve skipped issue 70: this is because the scan of the front page file will not read. David Evans: Help please2? I’m hoping we can sort this… cheers..
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.