Your chance to catch a local legend – this Wednesday afternoon!


Your chance to catch a real Walsall Wood legend in action! Not to be missed.

Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free this Wednesday afternoon (28th September 2016) – there’s a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog’s favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.

Following the success of David’s recent talk at The Well on Walsall Wood which over 40 people attended, David has been learning powerpoint, furiously making slides and perusing the Les Dawson big book of bad puns for inspiration.

David is without doubt the most knowledgable historian on Walsall Wood matters and the chance to hear him speak on the matter is not to be missed – the talk starts at 2:30pm, and costs just £2 (including refreshments) – pre-booking is essential, as places are limited.

I wish David well, and hear more such events are in the pipeline. I thoroughly applaud David’s community spirit and hard work in putting on these talks. The more people who may be inspired to explore their and our collective heritage the better!

You can find out more by emailing or by calling the on 01922 655572 – of course, you can just pop in to the library on the corner of High Street and Walsall Wood.

Walsall Council issues the following press release about this event, and others upcoming at Walsall Wood Library:

A talk on the Social history of Walsall Wood by David Evans

Local history enthusiast David Evans is to deliver the first of a series of talks planned at Walsall Wood Library entitled ‘A Talk In the Woods’.

David whose grandparents moved into Walsall Wood area during the coalmining years is a retired teacher with a passion for history. Describing himself as Walsall Wood bred and buttered David will examine the transformation of Walsall Wood through the Industrial revolution and the characters that have emerged.

The talk which will go on to examine the social and economic history of Walsall Wood takes place on Wednesday 28 September between 2.30 and 3.30pm and costs £2 which includes refreshments.

Further talks planned include Ethel Lote about ‘War Weddings’ on Wednesday 19 October 2:30pm and Joan Lockley about ‘Hedgehog Rescue’ on Wednesday 16 November 2:30pm

To book your place telephone 01922 655572 or email

For further information on upcoming talks and events visit the Love Walsall Libraries site here.

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1 Response to Your chance to catch a local legend – this Wednesday afternoon!

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    many thanks to Walsall Wood librarians and to those whose presence has raised a £40 donation for Macmillan Cancer Charity.
    And a big thankyou to your blog for the wonderful support… oh yes, I did wear my party pinafore
    kind regards

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