One of the most important institutions in the development of Brownhills as a town is one we have scant record of – that is Brownhills Urban District Council, which existed as a separate entity before merger with Aldridge in 1966, the merged Council itself being disbanded in 1974.
Because little survives of the Council’s records which were scattered through various archives and private hands upon the disbandment, all we really have of the BUDC is newspaper reports. That was until now.
Steve Cawley’s father, Trevor Cawley, was a member of the Council for some years and Steve has kindly shared these photos, and wonders if anyone can help with names of the people featured therein?
Hope these get through this time. Attached are a few photos of Brownhills Urban District Council – Brownhills finest – from the mid to late 1960s.
Two of the photos are taken in the council chamber.
My Dad, Trevor Cawley went on to represent Brownhills on Staffs county council in 1968.
Be interested to see if anyone can name others
I thank Steve most profusely for this astounding record of the Brownhills Urban District Council (or, Aldridge Brownhills as it was after 1966) – we’ve not really had anything like this before and it’s an honour and privilege to be able to feature these images here.
Please, if you have anything to add, or recognise anyone, please do comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.