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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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photo of the ornament

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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photo of Stantons piano

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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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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