Old friend of the blog Ian Broad has been in touch again to reprise his hugely popular series of historical then and now photos that he started creating in 2020 as part of his lockdown exercise bike rides.
Ian sent me these images last week and as usual, I won’t say where they are – it’s so much more fun if folk can identify the locations! They are very much up to the remarkably high standard he set previously and I welcome them here: It’s a lovely project and I adore the work and thought that clearly goes into each image.
You can see the full list of ‘Hundred Years Apart’ posts by clicking here. By heck, there’s some gems there: Worth exploring if you have time.
Ian has previously supplied lots of material for the blog. including an eternally popular 1982 Shire Oak School leaver group photo outside the Royal Oak pub in Shire Oak and lots about the history of Ian’s family shop Tom’s Cabin, a fixture of Brownhills for many years throughout the 1980s.
Jill Manchester also did the now-and-then thing with great success a few years ago in Walsall Wood.
Thanks to Ian for another great post and very thought provoking set of images, and if you have any views on this wonderful work, please do comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.
I know where the top images are taken. I rode past there yesterday, and hopefully the number 9 bus will be back to its regular route and passing the location on Monday afternoon.
Hi Bob lovely to hear from you again. A very interesting house on the common in Pelsall Village.