A little bit of really interesting history passed me by some years ago and popped up again this week from Facebook Memories – this image posted on a local group by the lovely Elisabeth Staples, who I believe is the mother of Mark, who worked on the wonderful Brownhills Memories book featured here previously.
The image is of the Brownhills Mothers Union Christmas party in the 1950s.
Here is a photo of St James Mothers Union Christmas party. I think in the 1950s.
A second photo was contributed by Jane Dyke of the same organisation, which seems to be about the same time. I’m fairly sure the upper photo is in St James Church Hall, due to the curved ceiling, but where is the second? Possibly the Memorial Hall?
I must confess, I don’t think I had any idea that this club/union existed. This is quite a find. What do we know? I’m thinking that Mrs. Parsley must have been involved at some point, surely?
I have some names for ladies in these images, but I thought I’d leave them open for readers to see what they have to offer. Please do comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or prod me on social media.
Thanks to Elizabeth and Jane for lovely pictures and I’m sorry I missed them in 2014!