Writer's Profile

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

Ztan has written 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 writes about fascinating local characters from the past who lived in extraordinary times and this has 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 has proved to be extraordinary popular.

Ztan is 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. This 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 stan@powercomp.co.uk 

If difficulty experienced in obtaining any of the books mentioned in these pages please contact the author or editor

by e-mail stan@powercomp.co.uk    or telephone 01773 783009.

Books and Bystanders can be posted to your home address if required