Billy Meikle's View of Walsall

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Billy Meikle's View of Walsall
Billy Meikle's View of Walsall

Published by the Walsall Library and Museum Service in 1982, 36 pages. Large A4 size booklet (S6759)

Billy Meikle was a local historian, artists and photographer who lived and worked in the West Midlands town of Walsall (he died in 1943), and this booklet provides a fascinating short account of his work. The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, as well as many line drawings showing examples of Meikle's work.

From the introduction: Billy Meikle lived at a time when the face of Walsall was changing dramatically. Many of the buildings which he knew as a young man had survived since the Middle Ages, and unlike many of his contemporaries Meikle appreciated the aniquity of these structures and had the foresight to record them before their wholesale demolition in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs, and some light nibbling  along the edges, including a small crease in the top right hand corner, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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