On Saturday 30 September almost one hundred and fifty people crowded into the pavilion at Himley Cricket Club for the launch of Wall Heath author Terry Church’s latest book “Another 57 Black Country Sportsmen”. Twelve of those featured were able to attend the launch in person and many others were represented by members of their family.

Shown in the photographs are:

1. An attentive audience listens as Terry Church outlines the profiles of the sportsmen profiled in the book.

Another 57 Black Country Sportmen Book Launch at Himley Cricket Club

2. One of the sales tables was manned by Terry’s grandchildren Oliver Church, Joseph Bourne and Charlie Church.

Book Sellers

3. Sportsmen featured in the book who were able to attend the launch:
Back: John Huband, David Collins, Stuart Boroughs, Councillor Dave Tyler (Mayor of Dudley), Terry Church,
Mel Eves, Derek Pearson, Brian Lester.
Front: Hugh Porter MBE, Martin Duffield, Ken Hodgkisson, John Sedgley, Ron Jones.

Book Subjects Attendees Group Photo

4. Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, addresses the audience at the beginning of the launch.

Mayor of Dudley Dave Tyler

5. Terry Church speaks to a captive audience!

Terry Church author of Another 57 Black Country Sportmen

The books retail at £8.95 and can be obtained from Ashwood Nurseries, Greensforge, Kingswinford or via the internet at www.wallheath.org.uk/books