Tag Archives: 1950’s

Black Country Echoes – 1950s Vintage Vehicles & Views – On today!

For early September, there’s an awful lot happening this weekend and I’m making a point of advertising this event, as it’s part something special, and very close to my heart – Black Country Echoes.

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A gift from Brian…

Reader Brian Clenton today landed us with a surprise: some excellent photos of Brownhills and Clayhanger life, mostly in the 1950s – these beautifully scanned images are wonderfully diverse, but Brian didn’t say much about them.
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Out on patrol

Here’s an interesting piece from the Young David Evans about the common that used to exist on Holly Bank, in Walsall Wood. Holly Bank is the land from what is now the Castlefort Estate to the Lichfield Road.
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Out for a cushy ride – half a world away

Spotted on Carlton Reid’s YouTube channel, Quickrelease.TV, this wonderful period piece from British Transport Films. Carlton is a top advocate and activist for cycling in the UK, and I thank him for preserving this remarkable work. If only it were … Continue reading

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Brownhills in the Fifties (via Chasewater Stuff’s Railway Blog)

Just thought I’d flag up this lovely post from the excellent blog curated by Chasewater Stuff. There are some poignent recollections of Brownhills past, as some little bits that I’d forgotten – Caters shop selling records, for one. While you’re … Continue reading

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