A little bird tells me (well, actually Walsall Local History Centre tweeted) that there’s a brand new Brownhills local history book just come out – the third from local researcher and historian Clive Roberts of Walsall Wood.
I haven’t any details yet (although from emails with Clive the contents sound wonderful) but this book – Clive’s third – is sure to be as lovingly researched and well written as his previous two, ‘Snippets of history in and around Shire Oak‘, and ‘Snippets of history in and around Walsall Wood‘
As soon as I can get my mitts on a copy, I’ll review it here. At the moment I know for sure it’s priced at £8 and is available from Walsall Local History Centre in Essex Street, and I’m sure when Clive spots this post he’ll list other places you can get it.
It’s arrived just in time to make a wonderful Christmas present for anyone interested in Brownhills local history.
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 the lovely folk at Walsall Local History Centre for letting me know, and look out for my review coming soon.