Tag Archives: Waine House

Beyond the flames

Here’s a quick one – a lovely photo sent in by Marion Jones from her father’s collection – a photo of a grassfire on the land that would become Clayhanger Common, but it’s not the grassfire itself (and this is a fine picture of that), it’s what’s going on in the background.
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The highrise and fall

It’s a sad fact that Brownhills was known for a decade or so for the grimness of some of it’s social housing. Host to four towerblocks  and lots of tenement maisonettes, hastily and badly built using the Wimpey system technique, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Flatlining

Way back in the early days of this blog, I covered the thorny issue relating to the condition of Humphries House, Brownhills’ last remaining large tower block. In the original post, I highlighted the fact that the fabric of the … Continue reading

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