Author launches new book

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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.