One here for the older Brownhills hands – an enquiry came in. last week for memories and information on the old Brownhills shop called Bradburys – this was a large emporium that stood, as far as I’m aware – about opposite where Kwit Fit is today.
I know Bradburys was a ladies outfitter, but I know little about the place and I’m hoping the wise owls amongst us can help.
Cheryl Hirst sent the following enquiry:
My mother-in-law recently passed away, and while sorting her things out I came across what I believe to be her wedding veil (she was married in 1955).
It was inside this paper bag with the crest on it saying. ‘Bradburys, the shopping centre of Brownhills’.
What can anyone tell me about it as I’ve never heard of Bradburys?
From what I can tell, Bradburys was a classy outfit that sold quite high-end clothes, and was still going into the 1960s.
What I’m after I suppose, is memories of the place, what it sold and when it closed. Like Craddock, it’s just one of those names that keeps cropping up – and I feel sure that Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove will have something to say on the matter!
Thanks to Cheryl for a really great enquiry, and if you have anything to add, please do: Either comment here on this post or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks!