Here’s an interesting postcard spotted on everyone’s favourite tat bazaar, eBay this week – a card I’ve seen before but never, ever in this clarity. It’s fascinating.
The card shows a lady and child, posed sat in a wood, with the name ‘The Coppice, Brownhills’ – there’s no date whatsoever but I suspect it’s late Victorian or pre Great War at least – it’s published by Jackson, of High Street, Brownhills.
I suspect it’s a photo taken in Birch Coppice, the remains of which still exist behind the Hussey Estate just off Coppice Lane; once it stretched over the land from the estate all the way to Coppice Side. It was, of course, mostly destroyed for the clay pit.
There was a large house on Coppice Lane called The Coppice, which appears, like Coombe House nearby, to have been a manager’s house. It’s unclear when that was demolished. Coombe House was lost in the early 1970s.
What I’m wondering is this: Are the lady and child known, can we identify a location more specifically, and who were Jacksons in Brownhills High Street?
If you fancy buying this card the auction is running and it’s £5:50 at the time of publishing this post and can be viewed by clicking here.
Come on folks, what do you know? Please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – or tug my coat on social media.
My suggestion, tased on the topography, is that this was taken in the part of the Coppice where the clay pit was dug
Could it be another Brownhills?
It’s possible but I’m fairly sure this is our Brownhills…
On the 1910 census there is a Jackson family living in the High Street, occupation Pawnbrokers, originally from Yorkshire. Maybe they were selling photos/postcards not actually taking them.
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I’ve just found out that a relative was taken to court and fined ten shillings for leaving a light bulb on in war time ,,it was in a pub in coppice road either brownhills or Walsall wood.
Would anyone have any ideas on the story line.as ten shilling was a lot of money.
The Observer had weekly lists of people convicted of breaking blackout orders.
What was their name?