There’s a nearby blog I love that’s going from strength to strength. It’s a blog I’ve plugged before, and it’s by Susan Marie Ward, who’s a great local historian. Susan lives out in South Staffordshire, but has historical connections to Aldridge, Walsall Wood and Stonnall.
Susan has previously written movingly about her childhood experiences at Keeper’s Cottage, Footherley (the abandoned, tumbledown house by the hump bridge), and of her Grandparents and family. This is a very personal blog, and one I follow eagerly. Well written and presented, it’s an emotional, fragile thing and I love that.
In the past few days, Susan has posted a lovely piece about her mother’s experience and service in the Land Army during the Second World War. In a wonderful elaboration of a beautiful piece, there are remarkable audio interviews which really bring the experience home.
Please pop over and check Susan’s work out – this is an incredibly important blog, and deserves much wider exposure. I salute Susan’s work and support her wholeheartedly.