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An unusual request

21 January 2014

At the Black Country Living Museum it is common to get enquiries related to coal mining, cast iron and canals but at the end of October a peculiar request landed with our Assistant Curator, Helen Taylor. Local woman, Sue Biggs had written ‘For the past few years we've hosted a Burns Night Supper for our...

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Spring Cleaning in January!

16 January 2014

The Museum has just reopened for the New Year although we are still on winter opening hours, so are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Closing the Museum during our quietest month provides the perfect opportunity for the Collections Team, Maintenance Team, Museum Demonstrators and Volunteers to carry out essential...

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25 Year Wedding Memories Relived

08 January 2014

On Saturday 14 December, a happy couple were chauffeur driven down memory lane at Black Country Living Museum to celebrate their 25 th wedding anniversary. In 1988 on 17 December, Black Country girl, Julie Cooksey was waiting patiently for her carriage to arrive to transport her to Holy Trinity Church in...

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