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Halloween Witches

A Halloween to Die For

27 September 2012

 

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 October, 2012 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Black Country Living Museum hosts a Halloween to die for and visitors are invited to trick or treat themselves to a spooktacular evening on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October, 2012.  Visitors are advised to bring nerves of steel and a little Dutch courage before stepping back in time...

 

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Book Cover

Museum Launches New Book

26 September 2012

Black Country Living Museum is hosting a book signing of local photographer, Graham Gough’s  Black Country Album at the Iron Ladies of Cradley Heath event on Saturday 20 October, 2012.

The book captures the reality of life in the Black Country since the 1950s. Among the subjects covered by Graham Gough's stunning photographs are the gritty poverty, poor housing, and social unrest, while the lighter side of life is not forgotten. From historic events to riots and extreme weather and from changing high streets to celebrity snaps, all "Black Country" life is here.

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Peaky Blinders

Batman Star Films at Dudley Museum

25 September 2012

 

Dudley enjoyed a touch of Hollywood glamour last week when Dark Knight Rises star Cillian Murphy filmed at Black Country Living Museum for a new BBC Two drama series, Peaky Blinders.   

 

The Museum’s rolling mill, canal headland and boat dock were transformed into scenes from the script as the location was dressed to look like 1920s Birmingham.

 

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Women Chainmakers on Strike

Courageous Cradley Women Chainmakers Remembered

06 September 2012

The pioneering work of a formidable group of Black Country women ‘The Iron Ladies of Cradley Heath’ will be honoured at an event celebrating their achievements at Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 20 October, 2012.

In 1910, the Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath won a fight to establish the right to a fair wage following a bitter dispute. The employers and unions agreed to a minimum wage of two-and-a-half pence an hour - an amount which equalled a 150 percent pay increase for the poorest of workers.

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