Ghost Voices – Barry Morris
"You round eyes, you come to my country, point your fingers , condemn our beliefs, rubbish our culture, try to change our values. What you know of values?" Set within the turmoil of the Vietnam war, Ghost Voices is a stark depiction of the affects of combat upon some of the men of 2 Bravo 6 Platoon Royal Marines.; their relationships, attitudes and reactions to dealing with the perpetual boredom and sudden horrors that peacekeeping can bring. Barry Morris reveals what others often omit; the unrelenting struggle to overcome fear and the powerlessness of having to witness abuse of non combatants. All monies from this title go to Amnesty International.
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Stories of the Old Black Country – Clarice Hackett
As earth closets went...this one wasn't too bad...rather smelly, but so was everyone else's Eggy in Eggy Goes Hop Picking Four short stories set in the late 19th/early 20th century Black Country. EGGY GOES HOP PICKING recalls the days when the annual hop picking trip was the annual holiday. In BLACK COUNTRY JUNGLE too much time in a kid's hide-away leads to trouble for Billy. Can things be mended? MATILDA'S STORY sees Enoch look for love. Other people have other ideas when he finds it. WHAT'S IN A NAME tells why Aunt Dustere was called that.
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Ray United – Raymond Smout
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.  
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Taken Over – John Summerton
One day, Alistair Carne will win a bet… One day, he does… And that’s the day he has bet he can spend the night in a mental health institution and succeeded. Getting in? Easy peasy! So getting back out again the next day to collect his winnings will surely be simplicity itself… But this is the 21st Century Britain where simplicity itself is off the menu... Follow Alistair Carne’s fortunes as he seeks to escape the Kafkaesque nightmare of his own making in John Summerton’s hilarious debut novel. At turns moving and poignant, but brilliantly funny throughout, a story unfolds in which the lunatics really have TAKEN OVER the asylum.
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Lamp Tavern Live – Tickets – Big Wolf Band – Friday 13th March 2020

We welcome Big Wolf Band back to the Lamp for our March gig. Tickets £8.00 Your tickets will be available for collection on the door on the night of the gig. If you would like to receive them through the … Continued

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Lamp Tavern Live – Tickets – Triple J Trio – Friday 11th September 2020

Our second September gig sees us welcome to the Lamp Triple J Trio featuring Jeff Rich of Status Quo fame. Tickets £8.00 Your tickets will be available for collection on the door on the night of the gig. If you … Continued

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History of Holy Trinity Parish Church Old Hill 1876-2018 – Edward Chitham and Jackie Kendall
Holy Trinity Church is the Parish Church of Old Hill, the Black Country township which lies at the foot of the hill up to Netherton. This new history, lovingly told, tell the story of this Parish Church portraying its roll in a thriving community from its founding in 1876 to the present day. Includes many colour photographs.
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A Music Box of Tranklements
To date the Kates Hill Press has published over 50 books by 30 different authors. The project to provide a platform for West Midlands writers continues with this new book Music Box of Tranklements. It came about after a suggestion by S.G Grey one night that the Kates Hill Press should produce an anthology of works by its authors. In 2014 Barry Harper sent in a piece about the music scene in London in the 1960s. Greg Stokes thought of one of his own old stories and of his conversation with Steve Grey. He asked the Kates Hill Press authors for pieces about music, musicians or youth culture. Encouraged by the response, Music Box of Tranklements has been the result. The collection introduces three new authors; Barry Harper, Neil Morris, and Joanne Webster. This collection includes stories, poems, songs and plays taking the reader across the music scenes of London, Liverpool and the West Midlands as well as glimpsing life on the road. Music Box of Tranklements is testimony to the depth and range of talent among West Midlands authors. More books in the Tranklements series will follow, and more new writers.
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