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Black Country News: John digs deep for castle history; DUDLEY.

THE author of a book chronicling the history of Dudley Castle is hoping his work will be high on the Christmas wish list for Black Country folk who have moved out of the area.

The Illustrated Chronicles of the Castle and Barony of Dudley, by archaeologist and historian John Hemingway, is a comprehensive record of the landmark building from 1086.

The 176-page book, which has a foreword by the Earl of Dudley, has been sponsored by the Friends of Dudley Castle.

Secretary Doug Davies said:

"It will make a great gift for local people who who have now moved out of the area, but who like to keep in touch.

"I've had several inquiries about mailing the book to various parts of the country and also to a few ex-pats who are now overseas."

Mr Hemingway, of Pershore, first became associated with Dudley Castle in the 1980s when he headed a Manpower Services Commission-funded archaeological dig at the site.

Copies at pounds 12.50 are available at the zoo's Safari Shop, Castle Shop and Dudley Art Gallery.

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ZOUNDS... John Hemingway launches his book at the castle with billmen Kevin Goodman (left) and David Bills.
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