Tag Archives: Libraries

Local football reunion at Walsall Wood FC this Friday!

Last week I noted that the wonderful Brian Stringer had a new book out about his times being involved with community football with local teams Clayhanger Colts Under 12s and Walsall Wood FC.

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Back of the net! Brian Stringer’s latest book on sale now!

It’s always nice to see local folk writing about local history, their lives and experiences and their view of the world – and one of the best locally is community activist Brian Stringer, who wrote to me yesterday to tell me he has a new book for sale chronicling his involvement with local community football.

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Clayhanger Kid Two – Book signing today!

If you’re in Brownhills on Saturday, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent ‘Clayhanger Kid Two: The Teenage Years’, the sequel to his very successful first ‘Clayhanger Kid’ book.
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The return of The Clayhanger Kid – book signing tomorrow!

If you’re in Brownhills tomorrow, it would be an excellent opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Brian Stringer’s excellent and popular book ‘The Clayhanger Kid’. Now available in a limited reprint after the first issue sold out within a … Continue reading

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A message from The Clayhanger Kid

Yesterday, I received a lovely message from the irrepressible Brian Stringer, author of the excellent and acclaimed local book ‘The Clayhanger Kid’. I owe Brian an apology, actually, as I neglected to advertise his book-signing here on the blog, and … Continue reading

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The library revolt continues…

Sorry folks, I tried to post a link to this story this morning, but mobile internet failed and the article was mangled by cycberspace. It seems that those who feel strongly about the attack on learning and culture in Walsall … Continue reading

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Essential reading from ‘The Bookworm Turns’ – On the eve of destruction

I note this evening that The Bookworm Turns has published another excellent, bang on the money post about the state of Leisure Services and more particularly the fate of Walsall’s beleaguered libraries. As I’ve said before, we need to get … Continue reading

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Hard Times

    Walsall Council leader Mike ‘Blofeld’ Bird, Councillor for Pheasey Park Farm, has been around Walsall politics for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve become inured to the utter absurdity of many of the things he says. … Continue reading

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