FORMER press photographer Graham Gough has published a book featuring his most humorous pictures.

The Kinver based retired snapper has compiled his best and most amusing photographs taken over the past few decades.

“Styles may chance but humour remains eternal,” he said.

Have a Loff! Humorous Photographs of The Black Country features 180 of Graham’s favourite images that will appeal to those who know and love this corner of the world.

Award-winning Graham, who worked for the Express & Star, said: "This book is a timely antidote to current tribulations as readers can escape into a past where wrestling vied with Kenny Ball and the Merry Widow at the Dudley Hippodrome, seven bobbies on a bike promote the National Cycle Festival, Royals are stuck in the mud and a cheeky hen night provides the inspiration for Beryl Cook.”

Priced £15.99, the 96-page book is available from Amberley Publishing, Merrywalks, Stroud.

Anyone interested can call 01453 847823 or or visit