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Strollers book

Stan Lyons (old captain of Bloxwich Strollers) | 16/06/2017

Many thanks for writing the book, hope the sales go well, it should at only £6.99. When will your next book be out and what is the subject this time? You mentioned Short Heath and Darlaston All saints.

Re: Strollers book

Mike Bradbury | 16/06/2017

Lost Teams Of The North (£16.99) came out at the end of 2016 -another 60 disappeared teams; I wrote a book about Subbuteo (of all things) which came out May 2017 (£7.99), and the Short Heath and Darlaston books will be around the end of 2017. Im currently working on a large work along the lines of Birth Of The Saddlers, about the rise of Aston Villa and the story of football in Aston from 1870-1900, but that is a while off yet, 2018.

Short Heath United

Harry Clift | 24/10/2016

My dad played for Short Heath int he sixties and his dad before him too. Can u tell me anything about my dad's old team, whos medals ive got in a box somewhere?

Re: Short Heath United

Mike Bradbury | 24/10/2016

Ive had a few local people say the same thing to me Mr Clift, and I see your family name is well known in the Bloxwich-Willenhall area. Im researching the story of the original Short Heath who peaked inthe 1920s and played in the Walsall League alongside Bilston, Darlaston and Hednesford. They won a few cups too along the way. I plan to do a little book about them early in 2017.

Strollers

Stan Lyons (Bloxwich) | 24/10/2016

Ive been told youre writing about my old team, the Bloxwich Strollers?

Re: Strollers

Mike Bradbury | 24/10/2016

Yes Stan, thats right. For a hundred years, Walsall's 2nd best team, who were professional with their own walled ground which is still there, as Im sure you know. Many of their players went on to bigger clubs such as the Villa, Walsall and Wolves. Almost eveyone I talk to in the area says their dad/grandadad played for the Strollers. The book will be out early December 2016 and will only be about £8. Waterstones in Walsall have pre-ordered it.

Any more books yet?

Sean Williams | 24/10/2016

Lost Teams Of The North was promised for 2016, is it out yet?

Re: Any more books yet?

Mike Bradbury | 24/10/2016

Yes, published in early September, its another big book, a compendium of histories of another 60 clubs, this time from Lancashire, Derbyshire, Tyne& Wear, Belfast (!) Yorkshire, and includes many teams never before researched or written bout such as Padiham, Oswaldtwistle, Leeds City, Blackburn Park Road, Witton, Astley Bridge, Newcastle East End, Belfast Celtic, Church, Eagley, all the Sheffield teams, Talke Rangers (Stoke) and many more. Price £16 from me or Amazon, but remember that Amazon take a big cut and leave me no profit.

Follow on book ?

Andrew Jakes | 31/05/2015

Hi Mike, are you going to write a follow-on book about the history of defunct clubs from other parts of the country?

Re: Follow on book ?

Mike Bradbury | 31/05/2015

Yes, im working on TWO new books, which will compete the series;Lost Teams of the North, and Lost Teams Of The South. LTON is pretty much researched and written, but it could take until christmas before its published, and I'd say christmas 2016 for LTOTS. As before, I will write about them teams nobody else has written about as I prefer to do my own research from scratch and not use anyone else's.

Good info

Pharmd235 | 01/08/2014

Very nice site!

Re: Good info

mike bradbury | 01/08/2014

Thanx 4 that- its an ongoing lifetimes work !
Hope you bought my book "Lost Teams Of The Midlands", available from Amazon or Waterstones.
This website allows me to do updates and corrections as they are found. Site gets 100,000 hits a month, so I hope Im helping some people.

Good info

Pharmd289 | 28/07/2014

Very nice site!

Good info

Pharmd961 | 25/07/2014

Very nice site!

John

Smithk330 | 23/07/2014

This is one awesome blog post. Keep writing. dfffbeecdkcekbee

new book, Birth of the Saddlers

Mike Bradbury, website owner | 02/03/2014

progress report-
manuscript currently with the editor, chapters 1 and 2 have now been updated with corrections and editors modifications etc. Hoping for a summer publishing date.

next book

Barton Arms group | 10/02/2014

when will the new book be available to buy Mike? Think you said it is called The Birth of the Saddlers

website layout

George Pratt, Rugelely | 30/01/2014

like the new website design, much better !

Re: website layout

Mike Bradbury, website owner | 02/03/2014

thanx George, yes the colours are better and more cheerful !

Re: website layout

mike bradbury | 01/08/2014

Birth of the Saddlers book, the result of several years of research by myslef, Kevin Powell, and Steve Carr will be published before Xmas 2014, price around £12.99

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