Hello folks – have a special appeal here to get in touch with Gerald Reece and Bernard Howdle – their old bandmate Jack McCreath is looking to get in touch again and recall the old days.
Gerald Reece is of course the talented and superlative local historian, indeed now resident in Devon, who wrote the seminal work ‘Brownhills – A walk into history’ upon which this blog stands.
I know David Evans is in touch with Gerald. I’d also be interested in contacting Gerald as he’s been discussing for a few years the idea of ‘beating the bounds’ of Brownhills and I’d be interested in the route and seeing if we can make this a real thing.
Many years ago I was in a Folk Group (The Yoghourt) with two Brownhills Lads, Bernard Howdle(s) and Gerry Reece – I’ve now unfortunately lost touch and haven’t found anyone so far who can help.
I know Gerry moved to Devon years ago and last time I saw him was in the Library when he was setting up his talk.
Was also trying to contact Barry Yates to see if he could help but didnt manage to find him either.
Be really great if you could help through any of your contacts
Jack (Jock) McCreath
If you can help, please do get in touch: You can comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or tug my sleeve on social media.
Thanks to Jack for an interesting enquiry.