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Black Country Industry and Social History
« on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:13 BST (UK) »
What the thread title says really. Started to investigate the lives of my Irish immigrant ancestors who moved to the Black Country mid 19th century. I'm looking for recommendations please for good books and resources to understand their lives in this area; Wednesbury, Bilston, Wolverhampton.
Once lockdown is lifted I plan on visiting the Black Country Museum. I really can't wait for that.
Woollen and the variations thereof (Woolin, Woollin, Woolen etc) in the West Riding area

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Re: Black Country Industry and Social History
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 20:14 BST (UK) »

Once lockdown is lifted I plan on visiting the Black Country Museum. I really can't wait for that.


Black Country Museum is a great day out. Highly recommended!

The Back To Back Houses Museum in Birmingham city centre is really good too.

I don't have Black Country or Birmingham ancestors but there is loads of interest at both of these for anyone with an interest in social and family history.

Tony.
Hoare, Milsted, Peacock, Herbert, Crampin, McIlroy, Holden.

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Re: Black Country Industry and Social History
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 April 21 09:15 BST (UK) »
There was a talk on west midlands and black country from findmypast (myko clelland)and a gentleman from the black country museum via facebook yesterday. Picked up some bits of info. Think it may be possible to see it.