Mermaid in Brownhills!

Friends of Millfield School’s float in Brownhills Carnival, possibly 1994 or 95. Image Kindly supplied by Lorraine Margetts.

Following the features I posted here recently regarding the experiences of Brownhills Carnival in the latter years by Lisa Ashby, I’ve had a great contribution come in from reader Lorraine Margetts of Shire Oak.

I’m not sure when or whereabouts on the carnival rote this were taken, but this is every bit how I remember Brownhills Carnival: Local folk from businesses, schools and clubs getting together and dressing up for no tother reason than to have a laugh and raise a few bob for charity.

Friends of Millfield School’s float in Brownhills Carnival, possibly 1994 or 95. Image Kindly supplied by Lorraine Margetts.

Lorraine said:

Hi Bob

A few photos from Brownhills Carnival.

This was Millfield School float. Kennings would always help out with a loan of a lorry.

Not sure what year, about 25 years ago I think.

Cheers

Lorraine Margetts

Well, with my detective hat on I can see that the wagon is a fairly new looking L registration; at that point registration letters changed once per year, in August. L was the letter for August 1993 to August 1994 – the carnival was generally in June, so that dates these images at 1994 or maybe a bit later.

Previously regarding Brownhills Carnival, we’ve also had a great gallery from Peter Booth, an interesting image from Chasewaterstuff, Lisa Ashby’s wonderful memories here and here, and the iconic Pritchard film from 1934.

Can you identify anyone in these pictures? Have they triggered any memories? If they have, and you have something to say – let’s hear it. Comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

Thanks to Lorraine for a great set – always appreciated!

Friends of Millfield School’s float in Brownhills Carnival, possibly 1994 or 95. Image Kindly supplied by Lorraine Margetts.

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One Response to Mermaid in Brownhills!

  1. Steve Jolly says:

    Anyone worked at Crabtree factory around 1970 -75 who new the jolly family from free th road just off Lichfield rd

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