A couple of quick requests, please – two readers are looking for specific photos and I’m drawing an absolute blank, I thought maybe readers could help?
Colin Gould writes:
I was wondering if you or your readers have any photos of the old cottage that was next to the then Hawthorn pub high street Walsall Wood, as I lived there until I was 11 years old but can’t seem to find out anything.
If anyone can help with that one, I’m sure the Walsall Wood massive amongst the readership here can… thanks.
The second one is a bit tougher and came in by Facebook last week, but I’d appreciate folks thinking about this, recounting any memories and if possible, finding images.
I was looking for a photo or anything on William Pierce Pressings.
They were a small factory on Lichfield Road, Brownhills – looks like Castings took over their site same side as Grasmere Gardens, it had a really small entrance door at the front which we loved going through when we were kids , it was next door to artistic containers.
This image from Fred Butler is in the general area, but a wee bit too early I think:
It also makes me wonder if any of the factory is caught in the part of the early sixties film of Brownhills, when they record proceedings in the plating plant:
Video kindly supplied by Brian Stringer
If you can help with either of these enquiries, please do: Comment here, or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.