The people in charge – in 1934


Some nice suits there, although the gent’s trousers on the right seem to have had a row with his ankles. What a wonderful image. Kindly donated by Geoff Harrington.

An image today I deliberately held back from the larger run of Geoff Harrington’s wonderful donations as I didn’t want it to pass unnoticed – this wonderful photo of the Brownhills Working Men’s Club Officers and Committee, taken in September 1934.

This would be the ‘Top club’ that later became the Sportsman, and was in the environs of the railway station at Brownhills, about where Smithy’s Forge is now.

David Evans had this to say about the picture:

Hello Bob

This interesting image has been offered by Mr Goeff Harrington.

He could only identify the elderly gentleman in the centre of the photo as Mr Colley, who was well known about Brownhills.

In the following discussion I learned that the Committee members were in effect the trustees of the Club, and so bore personal responsibity for paying off any debt the club incurred

The image shows the Council House and the rear of the railway station in Brownhills


This is the only page of the station I’ve ever seen from this side – even if it is only the roofline, but I’d love to know who the other people are.

If you can help, or have anything to add, please feel free: comment on this post or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Gopoglemail dot com. Cheers to Geoff for yet another remarkable piece of history.

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1 Response to The people in charge – in 1934

  1. aerreg says:

    hi bob another fullelove on the screen bottom right second in my grandfather john william dad of the clan god bless and thanks

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