Walsall Wood lad, friend of the blog and noted local history author Clive Roberts has written to me this week, asking readers for help finding photos of some lost Brownhills pubs for his next book.
Clive has previously written excellent and sought after books on Shire Oak, Walsall Wood and Brownhills. He comments and contributes frequently here on the blog and is a stalwart of the local history community, so I’d like to help him if we can.
I’m putting together my latest book on Old Brownhills Public Houses. It will be in two parts, Part 1 covers 1sixteen pubs and there are about 83 pages.
I wonder if the readers of the blog can help me, I need some photos of four pubs in particular: the Railway Tavern on the Lihfield road; Queens Head Watling Street; Pear Tree Cottage near the Hednesford Road and the Lamb Inn that was on Watling Street.
Anyone kindly donating a photo will have need to own the copyright, and I will credit the photo to them.
If I use the photo I will supply them with a free copy of the book as well.
Many thanks and best wishes to you and the blog readers.
Clive L Roberts
Well, reader Mike Leonard donate the image above of the Railway Tavern and if he’s still tuned in perhaps he might allow Clive to get in touch, please?
I have an image of the Pear Tree, but only when it was derelict sadly.
I welcome any further images anyone would like share, so please do comment here or mail me – thanks. BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.