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5th Jul, 2022

Tony steps back in time with book signing at Redditch museum

REDDITCH Local History Museum on Market Place was the venue last Saturday fort a book signing by local author Tony Aston.

Tony, who spent many happy years living on Batchley in Redditch, and wishing to share his life story, made the decision to write down his memories in a new book entitled “Redditch – From the Chip Shop to the Batchley.”

Writing a book is no easy task, but with help and encouragement from his wife Gladys and Redditch book publisher Brewin Books his dream came true.

The number of people who attended was a credit to Tony’s writing skills.

Trustee Pete Harris said how pleased he was that both Tony and Brewin Books had chosen the museum for the launch and that the day had been such a huge success.

A selection of new and pre-owned Redditch books are always available and it was tremendous to see the support and interest the event had generated.

“It was wonderful to meet people whom, in some cases, I hadn’t seen for decades,” said Tony.

“Thank you so much. I would also like to thank everyone at the museum for extending their hospitality to me and to Alistair Brewin for all of his hard work in getting the event together and for his invaluable help in getting the book published, but especially to everyone who came today and bought copies.

“That means the world to me.”

Redditch – From the Chip Shop to the Batchley by Tony Aston costs £13.95 from Brewin Books at or buy from good local bookshops.

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