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      Stourbridge Lion

      In 1828, Stourbridge built the first steam train to operate on US soil

      Queen Vic

      13 year old Queen Victoria described the land as "desolate" and "black"

      Dudley Miner

      The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

      Lady Chainmakers

      In 1910 the lady chain makers of Cradley Heath helped win Britain's first minimum wage

      Black by day red by night

      In 1866 the Black Country was described as "black by day and red by night"

      2021

      05 January - 31 December
      2021 Visitor Programme will be published soon

      Cast Iron Houses

      18 March
      (Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Cast Iron Houses Online Talk
      Members online for a talk on the Cast Iron Houses, part of Forging Ahead.

      infant welfare centre with nurse

      16 April
      (Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Infant Welfare Centre Online Talk
      Members online for a talk on the Infant Welfare Centre, part of Forging Ahead.

      2021

      2021 Visitor Programme will be published soon

      05 January - 31 December

      Cast Iron Houses

      (Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Cast Iron Houses Online Talk

      18 March

      Members online for a talk on the Cast Iron Houses, part of Forging Ahead.

      infant welfare centre with nurse

      (Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Infant Welfare Centre Online Talk

      16 April

      Members online for a talk on the Infant Welfare Centre, part of Forging Ahead.

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