Here’s an interesting enquiry from the Young David Evans to see if we can help local historian Bill Mayo. Bill is the wonderful man and collector of local photos who co-wrote great books on Brownhills, Walsall Wood and wider borough history. Without Bill’s work, local history would be very much the poorer.
Bill would like to know more about the above mystery image. Can anyone fill in the blanks? David recognises the cleric as the Reverend Eric Richardson, but who are the other two soldiers? Who are the other folk, dressed for the occasion? The plaque and wall – a pub perhaps, village hall maybe?
The image is a little on the small side. Hopefully we can get a bigger scan.
Please, any help we can offer Bill would be wonderful. Please comment on this post or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
I was recently given this photo by our own wonderful local historian, Bill Mayo, whose books will be known to many. He has asked for help in identifying the people, location and date that this photo was taken.
I certainly recognize the Reverend Eric P. Richardson, who was a local Methodist Minister in the early 1950s, and is mentioned in the Walsall Wood Ebenezer booklet of 1951. I was not aware of his military service background, though.
Please, dear Bill Mayo has been so generous and supportive of local history research , and has helped me personally in my own research, I will be delighted if your blog readers can help in this quest
kind regards, and many thanks