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E. Minett on Walsall Road

We need your memories of E. Minett!

18 June 2018

We're currently calling out for any memories of E. Minett on Walsall Road in Wednesbury from the 1950s. We're planning to replicate  this ladies' clothing shop  as part of our new development project ‘Forging Ahead’.  Founded by Edith Dabbs Minett, the shop was known as the place to go...

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Timberkits

Win a family ticket to the Festival of Black Country Vehicles & vintage model car kit!

08 June 2018

Want to win a family ticket to our Festival of Black Country Vehicles (Sun 17 Jun) and a vintage model car kit? As well as seeing the region’s magnificent heritage vehicles in action this Father’s Day, you can also take your memories home with a Timberkits Vintage Car Kit. Made from natural wood,...

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FandC

We're celebrating National Fish & Chip Day

01 June 2018

To celebrate National Fish & Chip Day (Fri 1 Jun), we’re giving one lucky family the chance to win a free fish and chip meal deal on their return visit to the Museum. On Fri 1 Jun all customers of our Hobbs & Sons Fish and Chip Shop will be eligible to enter a draw to bag this delicious prize. The...

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Elephant & Castle BCLM

We need your memories of the Elephant & Castle!

15 May 2018

We're currently calling out for any memories prior to 1969 of the Elephant & Castle that once stood on the corner of Stafford Street & Cannock Road, Wolverhampton. We're planning to recreate this once-treasured watering hole in a 1940s-60s town centre as part of our new development project ‘Forging...

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Industrial Might Weekend BCLM

Industrial Might Weekender

14 May 2018

Visit us this weekend (19 & 20 May) and discover the awe-inspiring industrial might of the Black Country! Plus, if you use your UnChained  Annual Pass you'll be able to visit us for free. Explore newly restored areas of the Museum,    including the Anchor Forge. Watch live demonstrations of...

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Bank Holiday Weekend Tug Boat Gathering

Win tickets to our Boating Bank Holiday Weekender!

01 May 2018

Fancy winning a family ticket to our Tug Boat Gathering (5-7 May) and a fish and chip lunch this Bank Holiday weekend? We’re celebrating the legacy of the canal network and bringing our famous boat dock to life, putting incredibly rare and beautiful tug boats through their paces. To bag yourself the...

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Tug Boat Gathering May

All Aboard for our Boating Bank Holiday Weekender!

27 April 2018

This Bank Holiday weekend we'll be celebrating  canal tug boats and their legacy with a weekend of arts, crafts, fascinating  talks and  live demonstrations. Tug boats were  once an essential part of the canal network and a driving force of industrial Britain - allowing factories to grow, fuel...

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Marsh & Baxters BCLM

Do you remember Marsh & Baxter butchers' shop in Brierley Hill?

17 April 2018

We're currently looking for memories about Marsh & Baxter's butchers' shop that was on on the High Street in Brierley Hill.  Specifically, we are looking for memories from the 1950s as that is the period in which we’ll be setting the butchers.   We are particularly interested in finding...

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Pic of West Bromwich Building Society

Do you remember the West Bromwich Building Society in Cape Hill?

05 March 2018

We are currently on the look out for memories of the West Bromwich Building Society in Cape Hill, Smethwick during the 1940s-60s. Once occupying 31 Cape Hill in Smethwick, we plan to recreate the building society as part of its £21.7m Forging Ahead project. The building being recreated was built in the...

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Bilston Love Token 1811

BLOG: A token of love

15 February 2018

In 1845, just like today, jewellery was an expensive way to show your affection for somebody. Perhaps particularly so in the mid-19 th century, where even costume jewellery would have been out of the reach for the working classes of the Black Country. Not letting this get in the way, one romantic Black Country...

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