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photo of dansette record player

Bringing Rock and Roll to life

28 February 2018

Earlier this month, we were very lucky to have this 1950s Dansette Record player in full working order, with BSR parts made in the Black Country and further donations of some 1950s records. These items will help to bring the story of Stanton's Music Shop to life as part of BCLM's Forging Ahead. See the record...

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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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Stantons Music Shop BCLM Forging Ahead

Do you remember Stanton's Music Shop?

05 February 2018

We're currently seeking any memories of Stanton's Music Shop prior to 1960. Once occupying Dudley Town Centre in the 1950s, we have plans to recreate the once popular local haunt as part of our £21.7m Forging Ahead project. The shop was originally opened by James Stanton at 10 Castle Street in Dudley in...

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