Chatting with Brownhills – a great new book of Brownhills memories out now!

Chatting with Brownhills is launched – image supplied by Janet Grinnell.

Another one I’ve had in for a couple of weeks now and really need to share with you readers is this great new local history book for Brownhills and the surrounding area that’s come about as a community project based at Knaves Court, the extra care facility in Brownhills near the Anchor Bridge.

I still haven’t acquired a copy yet but it really does sound very good and I shall order one forthwith, and I’m glad to see work being done with the elderly hereabouts to capture their memories while we can. Such things are the lifeblood of local history and it’s great to see them preserved.

The book is just £4.99 which is very pocket-pleasing indeed, and if you have one of those Kindle things it’s only £1.99 in electronic form, so what’s not to love? To buy your copy, click here.

Janet Grinnell wrote:

Hi Bob

I wonder if you’d be able to help us spread the word about our new Brownhills book, ‘Chatting with Brownhills’?  I know that local history and the community are two of your by-words and this should hopefully be of interest to you and your readers.

Over the last few months we’ve chatted to, and recorded the memories of, people from across the Brownhills area.  Local churches, clubs, support groups have all taken part with us, as well as individuals (some well known to your readers, others who’ve never before been involved in anything like this). The idea was to recognise the immense value of individual memories when looking at local history, and see them as something to preserve and cherish.

The book hasn’t been set out as a history text book – from the word go it was never intended to be. Instead its focus is on the community that makes up Brownhills rather than its changing bricks and mortar. It’s been written as a conversation between all the wonderful people who agreed to take part, with the local history snippets as a brilliant bonus. Hopefully, for those who’ve never before thought about the history of their local area, this will inspire them to find out more.

I’m Janet, activities co-ordinator at Knaves Court, and I’ve edited the book on behalf of the residents there. Quite a few of them follow you regularly and it would be wonderful if you could help us get the word out and share our enthusiasm.

(The book is now available on Amazon.)

Thanks a lot for your time and help.

Janet Grinnell
Activities Coordinator

Direct Dial 0370 192 4204
Knaves Court, High Street, Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 6DJ
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Thanks to Janet for letting me know and apologies for the time delay in publishing the plug.

If you get a copy, I’d love to hear what you think: Comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

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3 Responses to Chatting with Brownhills – a great new book of Brownhills memories out now!

  1. “Catting with Brownhills” – I hate cats! —- but I will be ordering the book.

  2. aerreg says:

    wish you well with your book ive got mine you cant beet a good old natter god bless

  3. Just got the book

    The book covers —-
    Childhood and Schooldays
    Moving into Adulthood
    Memories of the Local Area
    Brownhills Poets

    The tone of the book is something like having tea and cake at your favourite Aunties house and hearing snippets of how it was when she was young. A hundred and one course smorgasbord that brings times gone by to life.

    A reminder to all of us to put out memories in a permanent form……..

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