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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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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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