Just a brief note to flag up a new blog on the local history block, which I’m feeling a bit smug about, really. Susan Marie Ward has put a lot of time into local history – she’s been active in the Stonnall History Group on Facebook, has started the Aldridge Local History Group in the same place and after a good deal of nagging, she’s started a blog all of her own.
A corker it seems to be, too.
Susan clearly enjoys physical geography and local landscape history, so her blog will complement those other great blogs Lichfield Lore and Tamworth Time Hikes. Posessed of an enquiring, open mind, readers may recall that Susan is the lady who grew up in Keeper’s Cottage, Footherley, which is now crumbling and being carried to dust. I’ve enjoyed many social media discussions with Susan, and look forward to many more, whilst watching a new blog develop.
On a side note, I’m glad Susan has taken this step – far too much stuff is being trusted to Facebook right now, which is causing me some concern. Facebook isn’t indexed by Google, so stuff posted there is largely invisible to the wider internet. Further, Facebook have a shaky record of clearing old groups and suchlike, so nothing so posted can be considered permanent. Much better to use something like a WordPress blog which is more secure in terms of tenure and integrity.