Some days, even Brownhills could grace a christmas card.
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!
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
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
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...
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Photo taken in Holland Park, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands WS8, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location