Today, I did a deal with Walsall Wood historian and author Clive Roberts – he sent me scans of the above wonderful 1970s photo of a Walsall Wood Football Club team lineup, and said I’d happily point out that Clive’s latest book ‘Snippets of History in and around Walsall Wood’ is still available with new stock now at Egans grocery shop in Brownhills High Street.
The photo we know little about other than what’s written on the back – it looks classic 1970s with some great hair – particularly on the front row, and we invite comment and contributions. It’s a cracker, sourced apparently on eBay.
Clive’s latest book is a great follow up to his previous work ‘Snippets of local history in and around Shire Oak‘, which went down well with locals and soon sold out. The Walsall Wood book has had a very warm reception indeed, and I recommend you bag a copy if you haven’t already.
You can read my review of ‘Snippets of History in and around Walsall Wood’ here – it’s a fine work I’m happy to have in my collection. It would also make a bostin’ Christmas present for anyone interested in the history of Walsall Wood…
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.
You know the drill: Comment here, please or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.