The Clayhanger Kid – perhaps better known to readers of The Brownhills Blog as Brian Stringer is, with other interested parties, tonight holding a public meeting about the Staffordshire Hoard at the Parkview Centre in Brownhills, at 7pm.
Brian initially wrote to me a couple of weeks ago to tell me about the meeting discussing Walsall Council's approach (or lack thereof) towards the Staffordshire Hoard. As I've documented previously, Brian would like to see a bigger Brownhillian involvement with the treasure as it was found so locally.
Sorry to keep banging on but I've not given up on the Anglo Saxon Hoard just yet. Responding to the letter in last weeks advertiser I've got together with half a dozen supporters and have decided to call a public meeting in the Park View centre on the 9th Oct at 7pm.
The aim of the meeting is to try and kick start WMBC into action and encourage them to show some of the hoard in the New Art Gallery, Walsall. We'd also like to find some way of erecting some sort of permanent monument or plaque on or near the site.
The meeting should give us some idea of the support we may get, and possibly by raising awareness, put pressure on the powers that be, even if it is limited to just a response. I've arranged for Dr. Della Hooke to come and give a talk, throw the floor open to the public to have their say, and listen to anything constructive they may come up with.
I know a lot of your bloggers may be interested so would be obliged glad if you could give us a mention.