Writer's Profile

Ztan Zmith was the pen name of the late Stan Smith of Brinsley, former Chairman of Basford and District Local History Society and former Vice President of the Nottingham Writers Club.

Ztan wrote many articles, short stories and poems, which have featured on Radio in the e-magazine The Nottinghamshire Times and in a wide variety of other publications.

He wrote about fascinating local characters from the past who lived in extraordinary times and this led to the publication of six books for the Merrill Foundation’s Nottinghamshire Heritage Series, a further twelve books based on his home village of Brinsley, six books about nearby Underwood and Bagthorpe, several books on Basford, Cinderhill and Hyson Green and a Wedding Book that proved to be extraordinary popular.

Ztan’s last book “GREATER LOVE” was completed just before he passed away. Written at the request of Brinsley Parish Council, this book records those Brinsley servicemen who gave their lives before, during and after the two World Wars. 2018 is the centenary of the ending of the First World War and this book is a commemoration of those brave men.

If you would like a copy of the book, price £6.50 (incl. p+p) it is available from Christine Smith, e-mail christine@powercomp.co.uk. All profits from the book are for the benefit of St James Church, Brinsley.

Ztan was also editor of The Basford Bystander a bi-monthly Community Newspaper devoted to nostalgia and local history in and around Basford and District in Nottingham. The publication is read in quite a few countries around the world.

Stan’s virtual clean sweep of trophies at an NWC Awards Presentation Night

         please e-mail christine@powercomp.co.uk 

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