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A lesson in local history

A couple of weeks ago, I featured here scans of a local history book I’d unexpectedly found in a bookshop – it was a real cracker, and at the same time, a valuable and overlooked bit of Brownhills social history.

The book even made Local History magazine! Image kindly supplied by Mark Staples. Continue reading

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Produced entirely on their own initiative

One thing curating the Brownhills Blog has done for me is to render me in a permanent magpie state, always looking for lost ephemera, stories, media or other material relating to our town – often annoying to those who know me, I can’t pass a junk shop without diving in; jumble sales, vintage fairs and the like pull me in for hours on end.

Brownhills Past and Present - 1985 optimised Continue reading

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