Ray United brings together Raymond Smout’s previous titles; A Pocketful of Memories – Coseley, An Unofficial History, and A Pocketful of Memories – Roseville, Wartime Memories in one volume together with his reflections on Dudley Workhouse, Dow Menshun Dudley Werkhowse.
A Pocketful of Memories – Coseley is a history of the town he grew up in. Full of many facts, stories and photographs.
A Pocketful of Memories – Roseville tells of life in Roseville in the war and the early 1950s.
Dow Menshun Dudley Werkhowse is a continuation of Ray’s interest in the Sedgley area where Dudley’s workhouse was sited and is replete with his wry observations on the workhouse system in general and the parallels with modern attitudes to welfare.