PROLIFIC historical author Roy Peacock has produced a book based on the war memorials of Dudley borough.

The book has been produced to coincide as a special souvenir for Remembrance 2018 and has been published by the Black Country Society.

Entitled Remembrance 2018 Never Good Bye, the book contains 50 short accounts about on the soldiers who died and the memorials which commemorate them.

Accounts in the book follow the course of the war from 1914 to 1918 and focus on local regiments.

The book contains over 100 photographs, many of which are in colour and include men and memorials, most having never been published before.

It's the latest in a number of local historical books written by Roy Peacock who is a former chairman of Stourbridge Historical Society.

Some of his previous publications include books on Stourbridge philanthropists James Foster of Stourbridge Lion fame and Ernest Stevens.

He has also written about the history of Stevens Park and regularly gives talks about his work with local history.

Mr Peacock said: "I first started work on the book in 2014. I thought I'd have 50 sections to write about but the more I delved, the more that came to light.

"There was a fair bit of research that went into it, I even visited the battlefields."

Originally from Kent, Roy now lives in Pedmore and is a former history teacher at King Edwards School.

The book costs £12.50 and can be obtained from any branch of Mary Stevens Hospice shops or from the Black Country Society.