Local history author to sign copies of new book

A new history book of Walsall, which includes historic photographs of Pelsall, has been published. 

Pelsall Common Junction of Walsall Road & Church Road, early 1900s. Image courtesy Walsall Local History Centre.

Pelsall Common Junction of Walsall Road & Church Road, early 1900s.
Image courtesy Walsall Local History Centre.

The book, titled Walsall Borough Past & Present, is written by Stuart Williams and offers brief histories of ten towns and villages in Walsall, as well as 50 period location photographs and 50  matching pictures specially taken by the author in 2013.

As well as Pelsall, Walsall Borough Past & Present also includes the histories of Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Darlaston, Rushall, Streetly, Walsall, Walsall Wood and Willenhall.

Stuart, who works at Walsall Local History Centre, will be signing copies of the book at Waterstones, Park Street, Walsall, on Saturday, December 14, between 3 and 5pm. He will also sign his previous two books.

Signed copies of Walsall Borough Past & Present will also be made available on request at Walsall Local History Centre in Essex Street.

Queen's Hotel and War Memorial, Pelsall, c1930. Image courtesy of Walsall Local History Museum.

Queen’s Hotel and War Memorial, Pelsall, c1930. Image courtesy of Walsall Local History Museum.

The book costs £7.50 and it can also be posted out, if required.

Contact the Local History Centre on 01922 721305 or email localhistorycentre@walsall.gov.uk to check stock availability and opening hours.

Walsall Borough Past & Present will also be available from Walsall Leather Museum, Walsall Museum and Waterstones Walsall bookshop.

For more details about Walsall Local History Centre, visit www.walsall.gov.uk/localhistorycentre

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