Just a quick heads up for a couple of things that caught my eye in the last few days. First of all, yet another beautifully crafted post from Susan Marie Ward over on her blog Staffordshirebred. This one deals with Aldridge, and is really, really excellent.
I think Susan is up there with the very best local history writers at the moment. She really is creating some fine stuff. Susan doesn’t write with great frequency, but when she does, it’s very impressive indeed – perhaps there’s a lesson in there somewhere. I know I keep mentioning her here, but if you’re not following, you’re really missing a trick.
There’s usually some sharp observation from a certain Peter Cutler in the comments, too…
Secondly, a great video sent to me by local historian and Shire Oak expert Clive Roberts. Clive found this short film about forging nails, and thought it would be of interest to the Walsall Wood contingent, particularly Davids Evans and Oakley who’ve spoken a lot about the nailing history of The Wood.
Thanks to Clive, it’s a lovely thing to watch a skilled chap at work.