Another 57 Black Country Sportsmen Book Launch

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

Community Centre


Luxury M&S Hamper 1611 Mrs Yvonne Jones

Family Voucher for Dudley Zoo 1173 Greta Whitehouse

Christmas Cake 1192 Hazel Humphries

£10 M&S Voucher 1579 L Jones

Bottle of Sherry 1139 Natalie Banton

Clarins Beauty Rooms Voucher 1371 Joyce Beaman

Bottle of Wine 1015 Andrew Jackson

Chocolates 1458 “Glenda”

Box of Biscuits 1038 Edna Parkes

Plant 1380 D Sciven

Wall Heath Switch On

The grand switch on of Christmas lights in Wall Heath this year takes place on SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER. The event organisers promise stalls, fairground rides and-of course- a chance to visit Santa in his grotto. there will also be plenty of live music from local choirs, groups and solo singers.

It runs from 123 noon until 6pm and everybody is welcome.

Book Launch “The Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford”

The launch of “The Lost Sons of wall Heath and Kingswinford” is being launched at :

Kingswinford Library on Saturday 5 December 2015 between 9am and 12 noon

and also at :

Wall Heath Church of Ascension Hall on Saturday 5 December 2015 between 2pm and 5pm – refreshments will be available.

Books are priced at £10 each

57 Black Country Sportmen book

Prior to the launch of “57 Black Country Sportsmen “ the latest book to be published by Wall Heath author, Terry Church, Bridge Radio (102.5) allocated air time on Wednesday evening when Terry was interviewed by the station’s Sports Editor, Adam Parkes.

The interview saw Terry outline the careers of several of the sportsmen included in the book. Much positive feedback has been received following the interview and the book is highly recommended.

The book will be launched on Saturday 1 August at Wall Heath Community Centre, Enville Road, Wall Heath. The launch will commence at 11am although coffee will be available from 10.30am. To reserve a place please telephone 07974 428261 or email

The price of the book is £8.95 although copies will be available at the launch at the discounted rate of £8.

After Saturday’s launch books can be purchased from Ashwood Nurseries or on line at

Additionally there are a few copies available of Terry’s previous book “Lost Cricket and Football Clubs and Grounds in the south of The Black Country”. These will be on sale at Saturday’s launch at £6.95 and afterwards via the website and from Ashwood Nurseries.

You can listen to or download the interview of Terry Church with Adam Parkes on The Bridge Radio here  (click the link to listen or right click and save to download the file).