In the last few days there has been a lot of interest in the subject of Chasewater in the old days – when Brownhills Urban District Council ran it as an amusement park, which was sadly, ultimately unsuccessful.
Many of us remember the paddling and boating pool, the miniature railway, those lakeside shelters, and the iconic but strange Brian Blumer concrete climbing Frame sculpture.
Well, sent in a few days ago, I feature this wonderful set of Chasewater from the Gerald Reece collection, o I’m fairly sure in the late 70s or 80s. This is part of a continual run of material from Gerald that he’s kindly shared with David Evans who’s done all the scanning so well.
I thank Gerald and David for this remarkable set – it really is most excellent and for me personally has stirred many memories.
The donor of these remarkable images, Gerald Reece is of course a 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.
What do you recall from the these days of Chasewater? If you have any thoughts or questions, please do share them – comment here, find me on social media or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.