Fred In The Shed

I was searching through my collection of local photographs the other evening when I came across this award winning study of the Black Country’s violin-playing tramp Harold Thompson. A classic image of the region. It was taken in 1961 by the late Express & Star photographer Peter Garland. The picture […]

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Postcards of the beautiful game.

Picture Postcards Record Past Heroes of the Beautiful Game. A small feature in the Express and Star on Saturday the eleventh of February 2012, written by Mark Andrews, featured a collection of postcards regarding the “Crooked House’ Pub in Himley at the turn of the century. Mark said, rightfully so, […]

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