Reader and contributor Daryl Preston has supplied some great material for the Brownhills Blog. Not only did he supply the excellent photo from the Middle Oak (latterly restored beautifully by Lisa Downes), but he appears to be a sporting gentleman, having donated the fantastic images of the post-war pugilists and now these excellent club shots from the history of Walsall Wood Football Club.
I appealed for some ephemera from the clubs’ history some time ago, and ever-obliging research dynamo David Evans knew just the chap to ask. I know Daryl himself is in several of these shots, but I’ll spare his blushes. I’m not actually a footballing chap, so please excuse my ignorance, particularly if anyone famous is pictured, as I suspect may be the case in the first picture. What I know about footy and it’s stalwarts could be written on a postage stamp – my apologies for that.
I’m very interested in the history of Walsall Wood FC. They’re a prominent local side with a massive history, and they are a staple of local life. Anyone with memories of club life, or who can illuminate some of these shots, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am, as ever, indebted to Daryl and David for their generosity of time and spirit.
That’s BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Over ‘ere, son! On me yed…