Saturday means it’s time for yet more images from the huge Gerald Reece collection – so kindly donated for use on the blog by the great man himself. Today, I have a selection of random images not big enough to fit in galleries of their own.
Today, the star of the show is something I thought I’d never, ever see: A photo of Brownhills bandstand that stood in Holland Park, facing the Annexe and Police Station, just by the toilet block. I think it was demolished in the 1990s. Gerald’s photo is late 80s from the graffiti to the right, and has been freshly painted by the looks of things.
I wonder what the stall was? Looks like it might have been local history. Possibly during a carnival. Anyone any idea on this?
In the gallery below we have other images of Brownhills Market on a very snowy day (again, probably 1980s) and images of the construction of the new pedestrian bridge at Pier Street – a subject also covered in this gallery byy old friend of the blog Facade66.
These remarkable images have been very generously supplied by the great local historian himself, and beautifuly scanned by the wonderful David Evans for blog readers to enjoy.
I thank Gerald and David for yet another remarkable set – you are a very wonderful and generous gentlemen.
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 this gallery? 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.