Brownhills war hero Edward Tunstall: can you help locate the lost photos please?

I’ve had a fascinating and very detailed enquiry come in from reader Emma Smith that I’m hoping some of the old blog hands and researchers can help with – I know that Brownhills still has a British Legion Branch (whose current appeal for the Remembrance Parade is very important) and I hope someone can hook up with them to perhaps light this enquiry up.

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Urgent appeal: Brownhills Royal British Legion need our help!

I’m not going to beat around the bush here – this is a very important issue that I’ve been vocal about for some time, and this year it’s coming to a head.

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Brownhills Somme Centenary Remembrance Service – this Friday

Theres a really important service taking place this Friday morning (1st July 2016), commemorating the centenary of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme – the service is being held by Brownhills British Legion at the Cenotaph at St. James Church in Brownhills at 11:00am.

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Brownhills VJ Day commemoration this Saturday

Hey people, listen up – theres a really important service taking place this Saturday morning (15th August 2015), commemorating the 70 year anniversary of VJ Day – it’s being held by Brownhills British Legion at the Cenotaph at St James in Brownhills at 11am.
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Brownhills VE Day commemoration this Friday

In all the fuss and bother of the election, it would be easy to overlook this essential Brownhills British Legion VE Day Commemoration taking place this Friday, 8th May at the Cenotaph in Brownhills.
Mr Brian Bennett and Mr John Bird, pictured at last summer’s Canal festival. Image kindly supplied by David Evans.

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The Pride of Brownhills, restored

A couple of days ago I belatedly flagged up the wonderful installation and unveiling ceremony for the once misplaced, but now found British Legion memorial plague to the dead of two wars, located after local historian and top chap Bill Mayo asked for help with a photo here on the Brownhills Blog.

Mr Brian Bennett, Mr John Bird , and Mr Bill Wright, key movers in the restoration of the plaque. Image kindly supplied by David Evans.

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The pride of Brownhills unveiled this Saturday!

I’m a wee bit late with this (for which I apologise, things are a bit hectic of late) but here’s some great news from reader and longtime friend of the blog Martin, who writes concerning the Royal British Legion plaque that resurfaced following a photo article here on the blog last year.
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Outdoor cookery with Mrs. Parsley

An email finds me from David Evans, containing a rather wonderful image he’s spotted in an Alton Douglas book that he’s like to know more about – it surely is a cracker and I’d love to know more about these ladies and what they were up to.
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Barf night

Chris Pattison points out a lost pumping station and public baths in south west Lichfield…

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A different point of view

The old photos I’ve selected this week are all unusual pictures of the area from unusual angles, and show the myriad of changes to our locality through the last century. As ever, do try to get copies of the original author’s work if you can find a copy. These people have worked hard to document…

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