Walsall Wood lad, friend of the blog and noted local history author Clive Roberts has written to me pointing out that his fourth book – Old Public Houses of Brownhills (Part one) is available now, and will make a great read or even Christmas present for anyone into local history, or who remembers some of the great old boozers of our town.
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.
Can you give my new book a plug on your blog please?
Its that time of year again!
I have put together a book on Old Public Houses of Brownhills (part 1), the book has about 90 pages and covers the history and other details of pubs on the west side of Brownhills,
The pubs covered in part one are: Anglesey Arms, Chase Inn, Hussey Arms, Jolly Collier, Lamb Inn, Old Wilkin Inn, Pear Tree, Prince of Wales, Queens Head, Railway Tavern, Rising Sun, Swan Inn, Turk’s Head, White Horse and the Yew Tree Inn.
That’s 16 pubs in all… The book covers known landlords and some of the past history from newspaper reports and other sources, together with some interesting photographs.
Copies are available for just £8 each.
You can obtain yours from: Brownhills Library, Walsall Wood Library and also The DEI Convenience Store (Corner or Red shop) in Friezland Lane, and last but not least Walsall Local History Centre.
Clive L Roberts
I haven’t yet got my copy, but when I do I’ll post a full review here – Clive’s previous works have garnered him a great reputation for well researched, engaging local history writing that uncovers detail that others may well miss.
If you have any questions or observations for Clive, please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, and I’ll draw them to his attention.
I wish Clive all the best and look forward to Part Two!