I thought today I’d just do a small post highlighting a couple of sites that will be of interest to many readers, but mainly to blog stalwart David Oakley, who I sadly gather hasn’t been in the best of health lately. Hopefully, these should provide an interesting diversion for him and create a talking point.
Get well soon, old chap.
Whilst discussing my love for Darlaston on twatter the other day, my attention was drawn to two history sites covering the area, kindly suggested by Mark Wood. They are both remarkable and well worth a read if you’ve some time to kill.
The first is a traditional website – ‘A Brief History of Darlaston’ by Bev Parker, and is actually anything but brief: it’s an exhaustive history of the town, from the very beginnings to modern history. I’m sure David (and others) will find the page on Darlaston Industries especially wonderful. The page on GKN is particularly excellent.
Secondly, there’s a curious and wonderful blog style site detailing the details and backstory of those unfortunate souls whose deaths are recorded on Darlston’s War Memorial. It’s a remarkable idea, and I like it a lot.
I wonder is such a thing would be possible for Brownhills and Walsall Wood? It would take a lot of work…
Anyway, get well soon David – we’re all thinking of you.