Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sunday January 8th 2017

Within the last couple of days, we have been informed that Andrew Homer - long-standing 'paranormal researcher' and author - has released a fascinating, new volume on specific aspects of the Black Country and its surrounding area. 

Published in late 2016 (by Tin Typewriter Publishing), 'A Black Country Miscellany' - utilising a series of thoroughly referenced 'snapshots in time' - explores a variety of topics as diverse as the Black Death and Brutalist architecture......

Students of Black Country and West Midlands local history will find detailed references and extensive bibliography to aid further research on the subjects discussed.  Readers with a keen fascination for the history of this region will discover much of interest within these pages.  Chapters cover the Black Death, English Civil War, rural life, aristocracy and industry, hop picking, art and architecture, the chainmaking womens' strike of 1910 and the extraordinary story of Black Country chainmakers kidnapped by the Germans before the First World War!!

'A Black Country Miscellany' focuses on some of the events, places and people who helped to forge this area of the West Midlands.

Now available on Amazon (via this LINK) and from the 'Black Country Living Museum' in Dudley, West Midlands.

Anyone who is familiar with Andrews work will also know that he has previously released two excellent volumes on the haunted pubs of the Black Country - 'Beer And Spirits', available HERE - and also 'Haunted Hostelries Of Shropshire', available HERE.  However, the latter are only available on Kindle currently, save through 2nd hand stockists for actual 'book' editions.  On top of these, we have previously mentioned Andrews VERY popular 'GhostNav: Black Country Ghosts' app for mobile phone users on this page, offering over 160 haunted locations for the region covered!!  (Available HERE)

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