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 tonight (30th November 2012) by Gerald at Brownhills Methodist Church in Silver Street, Brownhills. 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.
David wrote to tell me yesterday that there is provision to securely store cycles for anyone pitching up on their trusty steed, which is very thoughtful.
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.