Frost on Brownhills Parade 29-12-05

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Brownhills Bob on February 19, 2007

Some days, even Brownhills could grace a christmas card.

pedrocut on February 14, 2009

Bob,

Thanks for visiting my snapshots! The mention of Brownhills, to me, conjures up memories of shooting over the boundary to have the last pint in a civilized area that served until 11.00 pm! So it will always be on my Christmas list!

Regards, Peter

Brownhills Bob on February 15, 2009

Hi Pedrocut

I've wandered into your photo gallery a few times - we both seem to have a thing about Staffordshire - and came upon your photos of Coton in the Elms yesterday. You have a lovely gallery and I compliment you on your dedication and spread of locations, it's a joy to browse.

I think we may actually have met - Hoar Cross Church near Christmas last year, perhaps? I was a cyclist drinking tea at the bench opposite the church, you a walker coming up toward me from the valley? We talked about the origins of Hoar Cross, if I recall correctly. Maybe not.

Brownhills is slumbering peacefully, in a gentle state of decay like many other post-industrial areas. May of the pubs you might have frequented have closed, but it does retain a semi-rural atmosphere... I just wish something could be done for it.

Best wishes, looking forward to more of your work

Bob

pedrocut on February 15, 2009

Bob,

I don’t think that we met as we arrived at the Church at Hoar Cross in August 2006, however in all the miles that we have walked I can remember one occasion we had a conversation with a cyclist. I can not, as yet, remember where it was.

Thank you for your compliments, but I am just a walker with a camera, and any good ones are the product of luck and the number taken! It seemed a shame to keep the photos hidden away when they may be of interest and pleasure to someone.

I share your dismay at the plight of some of these once thriving industrial places. I browsed through someone’s pictures the other day an I particularly remember Round Oak Steel Works, but I cannot find it again.

I will look through your pictures with interest and I am sure I will recognise a few!

Best Wishes Peter

Brownhills Bob on February 16, 2009

Peter,

I thought it was a long shot - I often chat to ramblers and other folks I come across in the countryside. One can often learn much from the casual conversation with people who love an area as much as yourself.

I shall keep watching your collection and look out for you on my travels in future...

Bob

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Photo taken in Holland Park, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands WS8, UK

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    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD C5050Z

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