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      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

      Black by day red by night

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

      Lady Chainmakers

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

      Stourbridge Lion

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

      2021

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

      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.

      Spring heeled jack photo

      08 May
      (Members only) Online Talk - Folklore & Fairy Tales
      Join us online for a member's exclusive talk about folklore and fairy tales.

      2021

      2021 Visitor Programme will be published soon

      05 January - 31 December

      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.

      Spring heeled jack photo

      (Members only) Online Talk - Folklore & Fairy Tales

      08 May

      Join us online for a member's exclusive talk about folklore and fairy tales.

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