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Readings and free books for World Book Night Bloxwich

Members of Bloxwich Library Forum are getting ready to offer visitors to the library not just a free book for World Book Night, but the chance to hear readings from selected books and more during the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd April. In a special informal daytime event at the Bookmark Bloxwich complex in Elmore Row, Bloxwich which will … Continue reading

Reflections of Old Walsall launches on Thursday!

Bloxwich Telegraph editor Stuart Williams’ latest book for Walsall Local History Centre has just been published and will be on sale from this week – with a special launch event taking place at Walsall Museum on Thursday 6th December (details below), and just in time for Christmas. Reflections of Old Walsall  – subtitled ‘Local history … Continue reading

Writers’ Circle award presented to Bloxwich Telegraph editor

On Thursday 11 October, Walsall Writers’ Circle awarded their prestigious Norrey Ford Cup to member Stuart Williams for his writing over the last year. A noted photographer and regular contributor to the local newspapers for more than a decade with his articles of historic interest, Stuart has also written several local history books, the latest … Continue reading

Gruffalo author to visit Bloxwich on national tour

The Children’s Laureate and author of one of the nation’s most popular modern children’s books, ‘The Gruffalo’, will be making a special visit to Bloxwich Library next week as part of her national tour of libraries. Julia Donaldson will be visiting the library on Wednesday 10 October.  Bloxwich Library has been chosen from hundreds of applications … Continue reading

Pop legend Steve Jenkins returns home to launch book

A top music producer who had a hand in the careers of Britney, Kylie and Justin Timberlake is set to return to his Walsall roots for a major book launch. Walsall Council host the launch of Steve Jenkins’ autobiography ‘The Future is in the History’ at New Art Gallery, Gallery Square, Walsall on Saturday April … Continue reading

Book giving and poetry celebrate the Bard at Bloxwich

Bloxwich Library Forum is joining forces with talented Midlands poets next Monday to celebrate World Book Night and the birthday of William Shakespeare! An evening of free book giving and Shakespeare-inspired performance poetry is being held at Bookmark Bloxwich in Elmore Row on 23rd April, and members of the public are invited to drop in … Continue reading

Forgotten Birchills author remembered

A Birchills author little-known in his own home but appreciated nationally has now been remembered once again in death. John Petty, who was born in Walsall in 1919 and lived in Kent Street for many years, wrote the influential 1950s novel ‘Five Fags A Day: The Last Year of a Scrap Picker,’ but received no … Continue reading

Make a present of the past for Christmas memories of Walsall!

At this time of year, thoughts turn to family, friends, festivities – and memories of days gone by.  In that case, what better Christmas gift than a present from the past? Walsall Local History Centre is the collective repository for many centuries of Walsallmemories, in all shapes and sizes, and they’re now offering some special … Continue reading

New exhibition takes a leaf out of Walsall’s history

Walsall Local History Centre’s latest exhibition ‘Gems from the Local Studies Library,’ showcasing fine examples from the historic Local Studies Collections at the Centre and curated by Local Studies Librarian Cath Yates, is now open to the public. A series of high quality archival exhibition prints has been made from pages and illustrations from local … Continue reading

World Book Night success at Bloxwich Library

Stuart Williams ready to read and give away books at Bloxwich Library (Pic by Steve Mohammed) Saurday night was World Book Night, which amazingly not only took over BBC2 for much of the evening but also saw 20,000 people giving away a million favourite books throughout the evening and across the UK and Ireland. And … Continue reading


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