Brownhills Carnival, circa 1972: A special gallery

I’m pleased and delighted to have been contacted once more by top local photographer and friend of the blog Peter Booth, who this time has sent me some images of Brownhills Carnival in 1972, kindly donated to him by Steve Craddock, taken by his father, Roy Craddock.

These are remarkably good photos, beautifully scanned and restored by Peter. They are fantastically clear and there is some absolutely stunning detail which I’ll leave readers to find and debate – but people in these pictures must be recognisable now.

Particularly interested in the cheeky wee lad peering into the camera on the marching band image, the people on the coal lorry float in front of the Station Hotel (especially the bearded lad, sure I recognise him), and of course, the carnival queen!

Peter said:

Hello Bob

Had these photos donated to me a couple of weeks ago of Brownhills Carnival procession in 1972 I think, that’s the date on the slide anyway.

These were donated to me by Steve Craddock taken by his Dad, Roy. He found them while sorting through his Dads old slides and thought they might be of interest to me.

These so far have cleaned up well showing a lot of detail of the high street at the time. 

Regards Peter Booth.

Again, my thanks and gratitude to Peter, it’s a pleasure and an honour to feature material of this quality here – and a special thank you to the Craddock family for sharing some photos from a time I thought we’d never see. Wonderful stuff. Thank you.

If readers have anything to add, please do comment here or mail me: Brownhillsbob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.

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3 Responses to Brownhills Carnival, circa 1972: A special gallery

  1. Rob says:

    Looks like Wendy Field and Kay Mellor on the coal truck.

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