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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Wendy Morton MP to hold surgery in Brownhills this Friday

I’m pleased to note that the Member of Parliament for Aldridge Brownhills – your MP Wendy Morton – will hold a surgery at Brownhills Activity Centre, just off the Miner Island in town, from 2pm to 3pm this Friday, 29th January 2016 – she’ll also be ar Rushall later that afternoon.

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Wendy Morton MP to hold surgery in Brownhills

I’m pushing this one out early as I know some folk may need time to prepare: a week today, Wednesday 30th September 2015 the Member of Parliament for Aldridge Brownhills – your MP Wendy Morton – will hold a surgery at Brownhills Activity Centre, just off the Miner Island in town, from 9am.
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Aldridge Brownhills election hustings – on tonight!

Here’s a great thing from Russell Smith, the human dynamo behind the very successful Aldridge Community Cinema project – Russell has organised a hustings for the Aldridge-Brownhills parliamentary constituency, where candidates to be our next MP have been invited to attend and take questions from members of the public.
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Who are they – your chance to question election candidates for Aldridge Brownhills

Here’s a great thing from Russell Smith, the human dynamo behind the very successful Aldridge Community Cinema project – Russell has decided to organise a hustings for the Aldridge-Brownhills parliamentary constituency, where candidates to be our next MP have been invited to attend and take questions from members of the public.

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December 1990 – Villagers fight traffic nightmare (and a Very Merry Christmas!)

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 15 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1990 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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November 1990 – Not a word from our local elected representatives

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 14 of the long lost freesheet, from November 1990 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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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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A request from Aiden MacHaffie

You’ll no doubt remember the story of Aiden MacHaffie, the unfortunate cyclist and parter of fellow blogger Linda Mason. Aiden, you’ll recall, had a nasty accident in Birmingham which wasn’t his fault. Aiden and Linda were thoroughly let down by West Midlands Police, and their fight for remedial action was documented in articles here, and…

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