I’ve had yet another great photo sent in by to reader David Evans. This is a somewhat unusual image From the first decades of the last century, showing a Walsall Wood theatrical group in full stage costume. It’s a rare kind of photo, and if anyone knows anything about it, like who the players are, please do comment.
Yet again, I thank David for the time, effort and dedication in his continued support of this blog. He really is turning up some fascinating stuff.
Hi BobYour readers might be interested in this glimpse into Walsall Wood of years agoLooking through my new replacement copy of Bill Mayo and John Sale’s excellent book, “Memories of Old Walsall Wood” the photo of the Walsall Wood Red Caps band of the 1930s, page 11 caught my attention . Sorting through my own “clutter” I came across this rare photo… The local churches all had their choirs as did Ebenezer, but in addition, there was this group of keen entertainers. Music, and more especially making their own musical entertainment was an important part of the local society of the day. Most homes had a “Joannah” in the front parlour and most families had at least two people who could play this.Readers might like to consider the national and global events that these good folk lived through in the last century …they were born a few years before the outbreak of the First World War!….and how our modern way of life is so vastly different.best wishesDavid Evans