One recurring theme here on the blog is the story of one of Brownhills’ most notable sons – Dickie Dorsett, ace footballer known as the Brownhills Bomber, who was a major-league football star in times past and by all accounts a thoroughly decent bloke.
A couple of weeks ago, Peter ‘pedro’ Cutler was trawling the archives of the Birmingham Mail and came upon a whole tranche of interesting stuff – more later – not least the above photo of Dickie and teammates preparing for an important game.
This will probably be of interest to Sue Lote, whose work on Dickie is incomparable. Sue states that Dickie actually came from a family with a strong footballing pedigree, and has some really interesting bits an pieces on her page dedicated to him.
What do you know, folks? BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, or comment here. Thanks to Richard Lee for the prod.