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pedrocut on June 24, 2009
Brownhills Bob on June 25, 2009

It seems we pass the same way yet again! I come this way sometimes from Blithbury, usually on shorter winter rides. I've often seen the sign for the theatre and never worked out where it was up until last Sunday. It's a lovely little building and I'd love to know what it's like internally.

I note we still have the uncanny ability to mirror each others' photos. Your gallery continues to enthral and delight - I just love the American pictures, they really captured a period.



pedrocut on June 26, 2009

Thanks Bob

I think I have a few more pictures that you will recognize up my sleeve!

We had our dinner in March 2008 at the rear of the Church; on the wall as there was not a bench. In the field behind there was a donkey that must have been used in the Nativity plays as it had a cross in its fur.

I am glad you like the old American pictures, and I have a few more to upload. I got the idea from Jethro and I believe he is on his way to New York this week!

Would you considered inviting old photos of Brownhills on your blog?

Best wishes, Peter

Brownhills Bob on June 26, 2009

I believe there's several species of donkey that have a cross on their backs like this - said to be from the donkey that accompanied Jesus to the cross; he couldn't watch, but couldn't leave his friend. As he turned his back, the shadow of the cross fell upon his back for eternity...

As to America, it was a different place in that period; New York pre-Koch was very nearly bankrupt, and quite run down by all accounts, you've captured that fantastic cinematic quality the city had. I think real film helps...

I'm actively engaged in trying to summon the ghost of old Brownhills history! I posted on some stuff just this week; I'm fascinated with any material, pictorial or written that anyone cares to contribute! Any such contributions will be posted upon reception...

Best wishes


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