Thanks to reader Dean Rogers who contacted me yesterday, I can share with readers the above image of a genuine Brownhills postcard, depicting the junction of The Parade and Chester Road – I’d guess in the early 1960s.
The photograph is taken from the bus stop pull-in road and shows a junction arrangement that’s barely altered; missing are the mature trees on the grass and the octagonal Fullelove Memorial Shelter which may help with a date. In the distance, the Hussey Arms seems unchanged, and to the left, the houses of the Hussey Estate, and in the foreground, the row of terraces where the Police Station and Garage stand today. Out of shot on the left would be the Fire Station, on the right, Holland Park.
The original card is up for auction sold by user GuyArab, currently on sale on eBay with the starting price of £9 here.
Thanks to Dean for a great tipoff – if you have any observations to make, please do. You can comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.