I had an email from local historian and author Clive Roberts yesterday, pointing out that his latest book ‘Old Public Houses of Brownhills (Part Two)’ is now available, but will sell out fast – so be quick if you want a copy for a present or just a Christmas treat for yourself.
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.
Clive wrote and published Part One of the pubs of Brownhills last year, which has proven a great success, and this book continues Clive’s painstaking and fascinating work.
Hello Bob and readers of the blog.
My new book Old public houses of Brownhills (Part 2) has arrived from the printers and is now on sale at:
The corner shop in Friezland Lane Brownhills
You can also purchase it on eBay here
The book contain 160 pages of information on our old pubs.
The pub’s covered are: Anchor Inn, Boat Inn, Fortune of war/Pier Inn, George and Dragon (Clayhanger), Leopard Inn, Malt Shovel Inn, Red White and Blue, Royal George Inn, Royal (Middle) Oak, Shire Oak Inn, Shoulder of Mutton, Station Hotel, Warreners Arms, Wheat Sheaf and finally the Woodman.
The book costs just £8 each – and if there are any folk out there that would like Old public houses of Brownhills (Part 1) there are just a few left and are for sale at Brownhills Library and the Corner shop in Friezland Lane, also at £8 each.
Books should be available now, so get in quick!
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. They are written in a friendly, conversational style and are an absolute treat.
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 reading his new book!