I notice that today, Susan Marie Ward has published another cracking post on the Staffordshirebred blog. I know I keep banging on about her stuff but it really is a must read for local history types. Along with Lichfield Lore and the sadly dormant Tamworth Time Hikes, Susan’s work is becoming an essential stopping off point for anyone into the quirkier side of South Staffordshire history.
The reason I flag up the latest work is that it details Little Wyrley Hall, and a remarkable article about it, which anyone interested in the history of coal mining and land ownership in Brownhills will be fascinated to read.
It should be brought into even sharper relief for anyone who heard the musings of Gerald Reece last Friday at the talk in Brownhills, as Susan did.
In the process of looking at Wyrley Hall for this blog post, I also came upon a rather remarkable blog about little-known and little talked about private country houses called Handed On. There’s a brief post on there covering Wyrley Hall, but my attention was snagged by several other great posts there. Excellent stuff.
Please do visit Staffordshirebred, and if you haven’t already, please subscribe. I’ll keep banging on about this, it really is a fine blog.