Walsall Wood: A Local History – DVD on sale now!


Looks wonderful!

Just a headsup that there’s an excellent new local history DVD out right now by great local historian John Sale, who has delved into his huge collection of historic photos and other material to select wonderful examples to share.

I haven’t seen the DVD yet, but I know it’s just £7.50 and is currently available from Claridges Electrical store in Walsall Wood High Street.

This would make an excellent Christmas present – especially if given with one or more of the other local history books currently available.

If you can’t get up there, drop me a line and I’ll pass your contact details on so you can obtain a copy direct from John.

John Sale is, along with all the local history old guard, someone I have immense respect and time for. John co-wrote several local history books with Bill Mayo, and is known for his warmth and extensive local history knowledge.

Looking at the flyer above, it raises a question, though. That’s the photo of David Yates on the Rabbit Bridge, featured here a week ago. The original (see above) appears to be a colour photo, but I and others only recognise it as a black and white image, due to earlier publication of it.

How many other local history images are actually in colour in their original form, but we now think are only black and white? An interesting point, I think.

I’m hoping the young David Evans might be able to cop John for a chat at some point, and I’ll certainly be getting a copy of this DVD and reviewing it here.

Please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks!


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3 Responses to Walsall Wood: A Local History – DVD on sale now!

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    just bought my copy of the disc ……
    an excellent production and presentation, indeed
    Well done John, and many thanks for this fine addition to the library of local history images.
    I wonder who owned the Ford Popular

    kind regards

  2. Clive says:

    I purchased a copy of the DVD today, and I must say its a great video and well put together, well done John.

  3. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    Clive is very gracious in his kind comments. His book covers parts of Walsall Wood not included in John’s excellent DVD and his book on Brownhills also has the fruits of his own unique research material. I commend both to readers and thank Clive for the time and effort he put in to the two publications.

    Kind regards


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