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Air Raid Black Country

Look what we uncovered...

18 March 2016

Could this be visitor Linda Russel’s Great Grandfather? The short answer is: we don’t know! But it does seem likely. On January 31 st 1916, nine airships left their bases in Germany intending to make a statement about their ability to raid the United Kingdom. A series of miscalculations meant that...

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photo collecting the award

Award winning narrowboat, Kildare

14 March 2016

BCLM’s narrow boat, Kildare is the latest item in our Designated collection to scoop up an award. Last weekend at the Historic Narrow Boat Club’s Annual General Meeting, Kildare was presented with the Hemelryk award which recognises distinctive progress in the restoration of a historic narrowboat....

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Chip shop BCLM

Ebay, interiors and Jon's mum's old table - it's all in the detail!

11 March 2016

When Jon Tuffley listed his mum's old kitchen table on Ebay, he just hoped that the table that she used in her kitchen for over 50 years would find a good new home. He had no idea that it would become part of the period set dressing of the Black Country Living Museum's famous chip shop! The Black Country Living...

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Throwback Thursday Black Country Living Museum

#ThrowbackThursday - Jodie and Ria are back to back!

10 March 2016

  Ria Fearon (13 in the photo, now 32) and her sister Jodie Hurst-Fearon (8 in the photo, now 29), both from Coalville, pose on the Museum’s street of back to backs. Their most distinct memory is knocking on doors but finding nothing behind them—probably because they were all just part of a set...

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