A BRINSLEY author is launching his 12th book about the village at a spring fair.
Stan Smith is launching ‘Brinsley – This Was Then’ at the village’s spring fair, to be held at St James’s Church on April 2.
Stan – who has written over 30 books altogether – has written about the old Pollington Colliery and its owner Gaffer Wright, Pearce’s Garage and Brinsley cyclists.
He said: “All sorts of things happened with Gaffer Weight that were quite amazing at the time.”
The owner of Pearce’s Garage used to donate a lot towards the Brinsley Carnival and Stan said the event would have struggled without his help.