Wolverhampton Trams and Buses

Wolverhampton Trams and Buses

Railways of the Black Country

Railways of the Black Country

50 Gems of the Black Country

The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

Series: 50 Gems

Publication Date15th October 2019

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

This beautifully photographed selection of fifty of the Black Country’s most precious assets shows what makes it such a fascinating area.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445694160

The Black Country in the West Midlands currently covers the four metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell. The area became famous as a centre of manufacturing following the birth 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 its pre-Industrial Revolution history, through the legacy of coal mining and other mineral extraction, iron and steel works and other heavy manufacturing and the canals that aided these industries, to more recent attractions. Author John Shipley explores the many places, and their history, that make this part of the West Midlands so distinctive.

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