There are a handful of great local history books out at the moment, just in time for Christmas, that would makes great gifts for those with a local interest – last week I noted the new book on Brownhills pubs by Clive Roberts, and I’m posting today to point up the new book by Sue Satterthwaite and Len Boulton covering Aldridge.
Sue and Len you’ll recall are at the heart of the Aldridge Great War project, and both historians really lit up the hidden history of the Aldridge Manor House as a military hospital during World War One; not only that, but they’ve taken their work into the community to commemorate and tell the story of those local lads who gave their all.
The duo’s latest work is entitled ‘Our Village’ and is a charming, entertaining and quirky book of stories, photos and maps bringing Aldridge’s history to life, and is a delight and a joy to read.
The authors had this to say about the book and where it can be purchased:
Light hearted stories from Aldridge folk about life growing up in the village. Photographs, maps and much more. Price £5.99 on 2sale in Aldridge Library, Aldridge town centre shops Croft News, Simply Delicious, Covent Garden. Walsall Waterstones Book store and Walsall Garden centre. Lazy Hill shops; Lynda’s and the Thomas Project. This is a non-profit book.
Like all local history books, the print run is limited and you need to act fast to bag yourself a copy. And when you do, why not send me a note as to what you made of the book?
Feel free to comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
My compliments to Sue and Len on yet more wonderful work.