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50 Gems of the Black Country

The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

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The Black Country in the West Midlands covers the towns of Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell. The area became famous as one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution but there is much more to the area than its industrial heritage, although that has undoubtedly played a strong part in forging the shared history and identity of the area. 50 Gems of the Black Country takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the highlights of the area which has many diverse attractions, from the history of the area before the Industrial Revolution, through the legacy of coal mining and other mineral extraction, iron and steel works and other heavy manufacturing, the canals that aided these industries, to more recent attractions.

In 50 Gems of the Black Country author John Shipley explore the many places and their history that make this part of the West Midlands so distinctive. Alongside the justly famous sites the author includes many lesser known gems that are equally deserving of attention.

Book ISBN 9781445694160

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Oct 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Available on: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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