Here’s a curious thing I’ve been meaning to run for a few weeks now – noted local historian Sir Gerald of Reece, now resident in Devon (from whom, more later this week) has recently been in communication with David Evans, and amongst other goodies, has sent the above poster.
The poster details an extensive sale of land and property in the Brownhills, Shire Oak and Stonnall area, and is dated 10th June 1846. What we’d like to know is who was the original seller (Mr. Harris is an auctioneer, not the original seller), and how the sale of so much property came to happen?
I’ve had a delve in the newspaper archive and can’t find reference to the sale at all (although a more experienced archive trawler may well find something I’m too stupid to see)…
Shire Oak for sale, but why?
This amazing poster was given to me by Brownhills historian Gerald Reece. The details, places and persons will be of immense interest to readers , I feel sure
The poster was too big for me to scan so I had to resort to camera , focus and prayer to obtain these images.
My sincere thanks are offered to Gerald Reece for his generosity.
Some closeups feature below – any ideas?
My thanks to David and Gerald, and if you can help, please do – comment here or mail me: Brownhillsbob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers….