We’m gooin up Norton Pewul!

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.

You can see previous sets of Brownhills bridges here and Superalloys Chimney being felled here.

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.

Gerald and Cherry Reece: on whose shoulders all my work here stands. Image kindly supplied by David Evans.
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6 Responses to We’m gooin up Norton Pewul!

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    many thanks for your excellent presentation and to Sir Gerald, too. Who remembers the flamingo?
    kind regards
    David

  2. Stuart says:

    That’s my childhood right there. What a smashing set of photographs!

  3. Gillian says:

    Many childhood memories here. Was also my first job in high school!

  4. Gillian Nicklin says:

    Lovely photos a pleasure to see ☺

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  6. John Hall says:

    Four weekends ago I walked around the Pool with friends. It was something I hadn’t since the mid sixties
    What a timely reminder of the Sunday afternoons spent with our friends, all dressed in our Sunday best and wandering around our teenage playground

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