I spotted today in The Walsall Advertiser that local history buff and top bloke Brian Stringer has got a self-published book out at the moment, detailing his childhood growing up in Clayhanger. Brian mentioned the book was upcoming in some correspondence I had with him last year, and as soon as I heard it was available, I immediately went out and bought a copy. Flicking through, this beautifully produced biography has got some lovely tales in there, some old photos and a good helping of humour. It’s clearly a gentle, touching work, and I’ll return to the subject when I’ve read it, for a full review.
As with all local history books, I recommend purchasing this one as soon as possible, as print quantities tend to be limited and consequently they can get very hard to find once the initial batch has been sold. The book is a modest £6, and can be purchased from Downes Newsagents, in Brownhills High Street, Brownhills Library, Chasewater Innovation Centre and Walsall Local History Centre.
It looks like a cracking read. I wish Brian well, and commend the title to all readers of The Brownhills Blog.