Hello folks – great news reaches me from David Evans. It seems that he’s been in communication with the greatest historian ever to have written about Brownhills, Gerald Reece, who will be returning to Brownhills on the 10th August 2019 to undertake a Walk Into History.
Gerald Reece is of course the talented and superlative local historian, indeed now resident in Devon, who wrote the seminal work ‘Brownhills – A walk into history’ upon which this blog stands.
I have a wonderful invitation from Gerald Reece.
He will be returning to do another of his walks around the parish boundary of Brownhills this year, as he celebrates his 80th birthday.
His last visit and walkabout was five years ago. He is inviting those interested to join him and enjoy seeing and learning about the local history that he has written about.
The walk will start from Chasewater Railway station, who kindly offer their facilities, cafe, and a room by the museum as well as free parking, at 10 a.m. on Saturday 10 August.
Gerald has told me the walk usually takes him around three hours.I would recommend strong walking shoes and a good camera for the occasion.
Many thanks and my kind regards
Members of the public interested in Gerald’s work are invited to join him and Beat the Bounds together, whilst Gerald shares his knowledge. The event will, as far as I’m aware, be free – but you’ll need to be nimble and attentive to keep up with Gerald!
Thanks to David for letting us know about this.