The young David Evans has kindly alerted me last week to a new history book on Walsall Wood, written by local author Clive Roberts who’s a lifelong Walsall Wood mon™, local historian and occasional contributor to the blog.
It’s a great follow up to Clive’s previous work ‘Snippets of local history in and around Shire Oak‘, which went down well with locals and soon sold out.
I asked Clive to send me a few words on his latest book, and he had this to say:
I’d just like to let you and the readers of the blog know that I have a new book on sale, its called Snippets of history in and around Walsall Wood.
Some of the subjects I have covered in the book include how Freizland Lane got its name, the lost Walsall Wood Institute, some local football teams, a few post cards of Walsall Wood, Walsall Wood folk up before the bench, the history of the Wheel Inn pub, plus lots more.
The book can be purchased from: Egans shop, High Street, Brownhills, also Walsall Wood Library and the Corner Shop, Friezland Lane, Shire Oak.
There are some books at Walsall Local History Centre as well.
In total there are 79 pages of history.
The book costs £8.
Best wishes to you Bob and the readers of the Blog.
Clive L Roberts
I haven’t got my copy yet, but when I can procure one I shall review it more extensively – but from what David was telling me, it really is rather good. I loved – as did so many of you – Clive’s detailed and thorough work on Shire Oak, and expect the same high quality research and personable style will be evident.
I will repeat this until I’m blue in the face: grab these local history books while you have the chance. There are so often printed in short runs, and soon become rare. I get continual enquiries for past books, and people end up paying fortunes for them on eBay and the like once they’ve sold out.
Thanks to David and Clive for letting me know, and look out for my review later in the week.