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A Black Country Boy - John Parker
John Parker was born in the small district of Toll End in the heart of the Black Country in 1921,..
A Farmer’s Boy Goes To War - Arthur John Callwood
The only son of a North Warwickshire farming family, Arthur Callwood was born just after the end ..
A History of the Ellis Family - Ann Griffiths
This is the story of the Ellis family - starting in the 1700s in Deritend, Birmingham, then trave..
Born in 1910 in the City of Worcester, Annie Jones, later to become Annie Hancock, was only 5 yea..
A Pocketful of Acorns - John Moore (Ed. Phillip Robbins)
For nearly forty years up to his death in 1967, John Moore regularly wrote articles and short sto..
Bella - Joyce M. Coley
After 60 years the question is still chalked on walls around the area. WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCHE..
Bluebells and Gypsies - Childhood Memories of Rural Life in Wartime Britain - Mary Daniels
During World War II, Mary Smallwood went with her family to live on a farm in a Warwickshire coun..
Church and Community in South London - St Saviour's, Denmark Park - Richard Olney
In 1881 St Saviour's was a new church, built to serve a new suburb. This book describes the ups a..
Coaching and the Wheatsheaf Inn - Sue Brown
Birmingham born librarian Sue Brown looks at a timber framed building in Bewdley, Worcestershire,..
Content to Conserve - C.T. Wareing
C.T. (Tom) Wareing and his family – then consisting of his wife Beryl and two small sons, moved t..
Coronation Village - North Muskham in the 1950s - Trevor Frecknall
Take a door-to-door stroll through a typical Middle England village during the countryside’s gold..
Diary of an Edwardian School - Maurice R. Western
Slade School has gone through many life-changing moments, since it was first given birth in 1904...
Dogs and a Cottage - Dora Wright
When Dora Wright found herself jobless at fifty, with her marriage and friendship in ruins, she d..
Edwardian Teddington - Ken Howe
Reading Edwardian Teddington is like peeping through a keyhole into the beginning of the last cen..
Finding Thomas - John Fisher
The true story of a Black Country family torn apart in the 1960s, when three young brothers livin..
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