I have an enquiry in here from old friend of the blog Peter Chadbund who’s long had an interest in the life, times and work of respected Norton Canes local historian and writer Jack Harrison.
Jack wrote the sought after and in some quarters controversial book ‘The King of Norton Canes‘ amongst other works, a title that remains sought after and discussed to this day. The book was published in 1990 and like Jack’s earlier work ‘Above the Black Diamionds’, is now very hard hard to get hold of.
Well, Peter is trying to find out what became of Jack. I’ll let him explain.
You may recall that we corresponded some time ago withregard to Jack Harrison’s books.
I am trying to tie up the loose ends of various things, including miscellaneous notes that I made about Jack and his tales. The reson for my contacting you is to ask if you know when Jack died – I was told that he passed away a few years ago (if he was still alive he would be 110!) but I cannot find anything on the internet about his death (in fact there is very little about him at all on there).
Years back when I was singing around the folk clubs I put togerther a little “show” telling about Jack’s life and singing songs based on some of his stories, which I would like to compile into a readable document, thus it seems only fitting that I should include the date of his passing.
Best wishes for 2019
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