Here’s a quick enquiry folks may be able to help with – nurse Joanne Hewes is looking for Sara Newman, who came from Brownhills and was in training with her at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital in the late 1980s.
Bit of a long shot but here goes, my name is Joanne, 30 years ago I started nurse training at Newcross hospital. A reunion is planned in January 2017 to celebrate this.
One of the girls in the training set was called Sara Newman and her family was from Brownhills. I believe she had a brother who was a blacksmith.
I am trying to find her or a family member who could contact her to invite her to the reunion. After doing a google search your blog popped up and I thought I have nothing to loose and possibly everything to gain by contacting you to see if you have any knowledge of the family.
Sara will be in her late forties now so her parents would be mid seventies/early eighties.
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you regarding this.
I think there may be Newmans locally, but I don’t recall a blacksmith in recent times – can you help please?
If you can, please do comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – if you’re sharing contact details, please I’d prefer it if you emailed.
Thanks so much for your help.
Councillor Barbara Cassidy was a Newman before she married. Maybe there is a connection?
Thanks, Julie, on it cheers!
Sara Newman lived in Chapel Avenue in Brownhills.I went to school with her elder sister Barbara at Watling St.Her brother was called Lawrence.Would be from 1970 onwards ?
Sorry meant to add that I think Saras brother Lawrence was a Farrier as opposed to a Blacksmith.I also lived in Chapel Avenue and was friends with both Sara and Barbara.Lawrence was already working when we were at school so I think he was a lot older than myself and Barbara (we are both the same age,53) Hope this can shed some light on Joannes quest.