That great photographer and recorder of local history Peter Booth has sent me another fascinating tranche of local photos of something I thought I’d never see – an urban exploration of the derelict Chasewater Stadium in what must be the middle to late 1980s.
Peter Booth is a remarkable photographer with a genuine talent and has previously supplied black and white galleries of Brownhills, and also one in full colour. A few months ago, Peter also sent in a stunning set of a late 1970s Brownhills carnival.
It’s worth remembering that Peter here was working with conventional film, not digital.
Have come across some photos I took back in the mid eighties of the derelict Chasewater stadium, thought you might be intrested in them.
Shows what a state of disrepair they let it fall into before it was demolished for the toll road .
Thanks once again to Peter for another astonishing set that’s sure to spark a few memories – not just from trotting racegoers, but probably from kids who used to hang out in the wreckage, too…
It’s a pleasure and an honour to feature material of this quality here.
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