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Woodside library

We need your memories of Woodside Library!

14 September 2018

We're currently calling out for any memories of Woodside Library on Stourbridge Road, Dudley in the early 1960s. We are planning to translocate this building to form an integral part of our new development project ' Forging Ahead '.  The library was opened in 1894 to serve the south west part of Dudley. The...

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Brenda Minett

Forging Ahead profile: Brenda Minett

20 August 2018

  E. Minett was founded in 1907 by Edith Dabbs Minett as a high quality ladies’ outfitters in Wednesbury.  By the 1950s Edith’s daughter, Brenda, owned and managed the business. Born in 1928, Brenda was the only child of Edith and William Minett.  Brenda’s entrepreneurial talent...

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Red bus BCLM

Win a bostin' Bank Holiday Day Out!

15 August 2018

Fancy winning a family day out at the Black Country Living Museum this Bank Holiday (25-27 Aug)? We’re giving away a bostin’ day out for a lucky family which includes a family ticket to the Museum plus fish and chips. To bag yourself the prize, all you have to do is tell us who you’d take on...

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A piano fit for a film star!

08 August 2018

A   Stanton's payment book kindly donated this month will help to  piece together the story of Stanton's Music Shop  as part of BCLM's Forging Ahead. This payment book was an agreement with Stanton's for the purchase of a Hausmann piano. It belonged to Mr & Mrs Hobbs who bought the piano...

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Have some historic holiday fun and win!

Have some historic holiday fun and win!

21 July 2018

Want to win a year’s Family Membership to Black Country Living Museum? We’re all about creating historic family fun this summer and, to celebrate, we’re giving one lucky family the chance to carry on enjoying BCLM by winning a year’s Membership to the Museum.  As well as getting...

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Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre

We need your memories of the Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre in Wolverhampton

19 July 2018

Seventy years ago this July, the NHS was born! This will be a key story within our new 1940s-60s town, told via the ambitious recreation of Wolverhampton’s Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre. We’re now looking for memories and objects surrounding this building to help bring its story to life. Wolverhampton...

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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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A Model Memory

15 June 2018

In our search for memories of The Elephant & Castle Pub (Wolverhampton), previous tenant Mo contacted BCLM about a homemade model of her home in the 1990s. Mo has kindly donated the impressive model to the Museum, along with many memories of the pub, which will prove a useful resource when recreating the...

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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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What a Key Find!

06 June 2018

After seeing our call out for memories of Stanton's Music Shop, an eagle eyed visitor spotted this Stanton & Sons piano in search of a new home. The owner was contacted and has kindly donated the piano which has been in their family since the 1930s to the Museum's collection. After a re-tune and little bit of...

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