I’d just like to share these Brownhills postcard images, one of which is for sale on eBay currently, and two others which were shared by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous a couple of weeks ago.
Thee most remarkable is the Garden City postcard, which was the name first given to the Avenues Estate on Co-op Corner, where the Ogley/Chase Road crosses the Lichfield Road. The image and a partner on have been discussed before, but I’ve never seen a good quality scan before.
The whole Garden City thing is fascinating and was discussed in this post here. I wonder when the houses were faced with render, from the bare brick, and why? The card appears to have been postally used in 1926 to an address in Tamworth.
If you fancy this, you can see the original sale here from mafcard1 where it’s offered for just £2 with proceeds to charity – which seems like a good buy for those interested.
The remaining two cards were sent by an old pal of the blog who says he grabbed the images from eBay, but can’t remember when. Agin, they’re very good quality scans and worth posting here, despite being familiar images. That’s the clearest I’ve seen of the Norton Pool one and would be interested to see where readers think it was taken from.
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