A quick one I raise here from time to time that’s quite important and I’m still looking for information on – yet very little concrete material has ever appeared.
Brownhills had an active and quite large Home Guard. Many local men were members, who did their bit and served their community in the way that men who couldn’t serve directly in towns all over the UK did.
There was also an Air Raid Patrol – whether it was one person or a group, I’ve never been able to establish.
We are getting to a time – not to put too fine a point on this – that we are becoming beyond living memory of the Second World War, particularly for those who were adults at the time.
If anyone has any material, memories or anecdotes, I’d love to share them before they’re lost. This was a key part of out communal history and we need to gather as much as we can, while we can.
Cheers everyone – what have you got? Please comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.