Here’s a bit of fun for a sunny Sunday – No 23 in a series of articles arrogantly cocking a snook at inaccuracies in other people’s online local history.
The reader who spotted this (not me!) shall remain anonymous, although I will say they were an early aficionado of Harpers Transport and jelly confectionary.
This stunning image of Walsall Wood Colliery is featured on A Click In Time, Walsall Local History Centre’s photo website.
There’s a reason this date can’t possibly be correct. Can you spot it? Do you know the correct date?
While we’re about it, this image circulates endlessly in local history circles, too. There’s a critical flaw with it – can you spot it? (I’ve seen it from several local historians in the same form, so I think the problem was fundamental):
And yes, I’m as guilty of getting stuff wrong as everyone else, but at least here, you have the opportunity to correct me in the comments – and frequently do! Have your say: comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.