Following the posting here of part one of Jim Gould’s wonderful book ‘Men of Aldridge’, last week, which was inspired by a great contribution from reader Brian Edwards, I now feature the second half of the book for you to download and read.
If you missed part one, click here to get it.
I have read the whole book, but I’m not going to comment on the contents because I want to see what you readers think and I’d rather not lead the witnesses, so to speak… Suffice it to say Jim Gould was clearly a man of no little talent and charisma, and I pay tribute to an interesting, engaging and fascinating work.
Please, feel free to download the PDF at the link below, and have a good read. The file is optimised, and a better scan than part one. It’s been straightened and is searchable for text.
It’s a big file and may take a while to download on slower connections.
This is a fascinating book and I recommend it to anyone interested not only in Aldridge and it’s local history, but in Jim Gould too.
Please feel free to comment, and let me know what you spot – there’s even a reference or two in there to early Brownhills! Go for it – post your thoughts here, or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
A gallery of the first 20 pages is below – click on any image to see the full size scan.