A quick repost at the request of reader David Evans to publicise the talk he’s been organising. There’s apparently been a great reaction, so please do come along if you have any interest in local history.
Top contributor, commentor and all round good egg David Evans has been busy over the last few weeks organising a treat for local history buffs in Brownhills and the wider community.
David has kindly contacted noted local historian and author Gerald Reece, and together, they’ve arranged for a talk to be given by Gerald at Brownhills Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills on 30th November, 2012. Gerald, of course, wrote that definitive work on local history, ‘Brownhills: A walk into history’, a book upon which this blog has leant quite heavily over the years.
Gerald is a fascinating and engaging man, expert in his field, and from what I can ascertain, has plenty of remarkable and new material to share. Seats for the 7:30pm talk are a snip at £3 a pop, and all proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which I feel we all can get behind in their essential work.
I’d like to publicly thank both David and Gerald for their efforts and selfless contribution to the continued preservation of our local history. This will be a cracking night and I implore anyone interested in our communal past to attend.
David wrote to tell me about the event:
I wonder if you would kindly put this poster on your blog at some time, please. I am delighted to be able to welcome Mr Gerald Reece, our own top local historian and author, back to Brownhills to give us all the pleasure of hearing more about the fascinating history of Brownhills.
I would also like to take the opportunity of publicly thanking all those kind people – they know who they are – who have helped in many ways to arrange the evening, whose dual aim is also to help raise funds for Macmillans Cancer Support.
with kind regards
If you wish to enquire further about the talk, you can mail David on BrownhillsTalk at Gmail dot com, or comment here. In order to gauge numbers expected to attend, it would be nice if anyone planning to attend could comment on this post, please. The evening is pay at the door, so estimating numbers in advance could be tricky.
A simple ‘yes’ here would be very helpful to David if possible. Cheers.