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Bean Car

Bean Reunited

26 September 2014

Earlier this week, we welcomed two special guests, all the way from Adelaide, Australia; to be reunited with a little piece of their family history. During family history research; the French family, now relocated in Australia, discovered that in 1925, Timothy French's Great-Grandfather was a proud owner of a...

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Harvest Festival

Harvest in the Home

25 September 2014

BCLM Collections Team have been busy researching different subjects and creating activities over the last few weeks to inform and entertain visitors at our Harvest in the Home Weekend on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October. Thanks to our curators and volunteers' research, visitors will be able to discover how Black...

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west bromwich bus

Centenary of West Bromwich Buses

24 September 2014

As part of the 100 year anniversary of the West Bromwich Bus Corporation, our restored buses headed out once again to journey on Black Country roads. The two 1952 Daimler buses left BCLM to drive around the streets of Wednesbury before returning to Dudley.  Both buses have been lovingly restored by volunteers...

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honoury degree

University honour for Museum Chairman

09 September 2014

The Chairman of the Black Country Living Museum Trust has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton. John Hughes has been recognised for his impressive record in the field of finance and general management and his role as Chairman of the Museum. ...

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Heritage Open Day

Unlock Black Country Secrets at Locksmith House

08 September 2014

The Locksmith’s House in Willenhall is giving visitors the opportunity to unlock its fascinating history for free on Sat 13 Sep as part of the national Heritage Open Day campaign for English Heritage. Part of the Black Country Living Museum, it is the only surviving lock-maker’s house and workshop...

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Black Country Night

Kingswinford Teen to play at Black Country Night

05 September 2014

18 year old, Jess Silk is a local guitarist, singer and songwriter from Kingswinford, Dudley and we are pleased to announce that she has confirmed her appearance at our Black Country Night. Jess has just released her first solo EP, Background Noise, and is gigging around the Black Country. Jess has been writing...

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Black Country Night

70 years on tribute to Dolly Allen

04 September 2014

Our Black Country Night on Saturday 13 September will be opened by the legendary queen of Black Country comedy, Dolly Allen, as she is brought back to life in a tribute act. The first time Dolly performed a comedy routine was in 1944 when she entertained fellow Hackett Brothers workers at a Christmas do. ...

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Black Country Night

Got 2 Sing at our Black Country Night

03 September 2014

Got 2 Sing have confirmed their appearance at our Black Country night on Saturday 13 September. Got 2 Sing are a fun and contemporary local choir group which  opened in Stourbridge in 2011 by professional singer and teacher Beth Dunn. The group's success has been staggering and there are now Got 2...

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Black Country Night

Bethan & the Morgans to appear at Black Country Night

02 September 2014

Midlands based folk band, Bethan and the Morgans will be appearing at our Black Country Night on Saturday 13 September. The band, headed by Bethan Morgan on lead vocals is made up of local band members, David Ross on lead guitar, Lauren Bennett on double bass and Robert McIntosh on drums. Combining their...

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BBC OUR ZOO

Itís all Drama and Monkey Business

02 September 2014

  Look out for the Museum when the new BBC drama 'Our Zoo' airs on BBC1 today at 9pm.   Midlands viewers may be feline like they have déjà vu when they watch BBC’s new drama Our Zoo this Wednesday (6 Sep). The six-episode series, written by award-winning playwright Matt...

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Black Country

Hard Graft- All for twenty-three bob

01 September 2014

For our upcoming Black Country Night , Sat 13 Sep, we are excited to welcome the Wednesbury Civic Players, who will be performing a piece w ritten by Brendan Hawthorne; Hard Graft - All for twenty-three bob. Brendan Hawthorne hails from the Black Country in the industrial heartland of England, which has forged...

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