The readers of this humble blog really are remarkable people. No sooner had I mentioned yesterday that I was looking for a copy of Margaret Brice’s Walsall Wood book, than I had two readers offering me copies. Reader and top local history operative Clive Roberts kindly emailed to offer me his paper copy, and top chap David Evans sat down, scanned the whole book and sent it to me in electronic form. I really am most bowled over – thanks to both kind gentlemen for their generosity.
I believe the book to be from around 1980, and it really is of a very high standard, citing sources and talking authoritatively about the village – a wonderful thing. Since it’s almost impossible to get a copy, I’ve rolled David’s scans up into one handy click, download and print PDF file, available by clicking the cover below. I must say, David made a fine job of the scanning.
I’d still be keen to trace the author, if possible. As I say, I believe she was a teacher in Walsall Wood, possibly at St. Johns, I think.
Again, my gratitude to David and Clive, and of course, to Margaret Brice, to whose work I pay tribute here. Thanks to you all.