From January to April 2023, there will be an exhibition of memorabilia remembering 53 England football internationals born in the Black Country - a collection made by Pat Talbot whilst researching his book “White Shirt Black Country”, published in 2004 and 2020 (second edition).
The venue is the foyer at Dudley Archive, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ. Phone 01384812770. Check the Archive website for opening times.
The exhibition includes line drawings, black-and-white and colour portraits and action photographs, team photographs, cigarette and trade cards, magazine covers, pictures and articles, cartoons, postcards, programmes, books, newspaper articles and autographs. More unusually, there is a couple of stand-up models, a football training poster, an exhibition booklet and a player badge. Photographs of a sheet music cover, a Census entry, a Subbuteo figure, an Edwardian photographic card, stained-glass windows, a painting, street art and an England cap are also featured.
Pat’s book can be purchased at the Society online shop together with a wide range of other publications.