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Tea party in Wollaston on Coronation day

IT WAS Sunday June 25, 1911, and appropriately all the children and adults who appear in this wonderful picture had donned their Sunday best. But there was more to enjoy than just an ordinary summer p...

  1. Take a trip down memory lane to Woodside shops

    THE Woodside Memory and History Group are just one of the many local societies that have done so much in recent years to preserve and record the distinctive history of the Black Country.

  2. There and back again in a day

    WE THINK little these days of jetting off to the Mediterranean for a week or two of pretty much guaranteed sunshine, but it wasn't always that way.


    1. Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country derby
    2. When the World Cup came to Villa Park
    3. Wolves's wartime keeper who returned to deny them the title
    4. Worcestershire County Cricket League
    5. Worcestershire County Cricket League

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  1. Well done Molly, we are all very proud of you!

    Molly Higgins, who is in the Sixth Form of Kinver High School, recently visited Kinver Rotary Club to tell members of her success in the World Irish Dance Championships held in Killarney.

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  1. Little animals in front of the iron railings

    APART from the young children in these two photographs, taken at Titford Road School, Langley, in the late 40s, the most dominating feature is the iron railing fence that acted as a backdrop whenever ...

    1. Summer Solstice Shenanigans
    2. School pal killed in accident at Stourbridge timber yard
    3. Picture postcard of Wolverhampton church
    4. Neglected Walsall novelist who came to hate his hometown
    5. Black Country Museum forges ahead with £9.8m National Lottery grant

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  1. Features

    1. Summer Rhapsody comes to Portobello
    2. Medieval Paris brought to life on Stourbridge Stage
    3. 70th anniversary of the sad death of Frankenstein movie director
    4. Packed programme of movies at Brierley Hill Picture House 84 years ago
    5. Bugle reaches around the world for story of WWI music hall star
    6. Brand new musical staged at Stourbridge Town Hall
    7. Memento from when Billy Dainty opened church's Xmas fair
  2. Events

    1. Abba Reunion
      Times: From  Fri, December 06 2013  to  Sat, July 22 2017
    2. The Elvis Years
      Times: From  Sun, March 02 2014  to  Thu, July 20 2017
    3. Traditional Music Session
      Times: From  Sun, November 16 2014  to  Sun, December 17 2017
    4. Moseley Village Band
      Times: From  Thu, January 22 2015  to  Thu, December 14 2017
    5. Tales and Ales at The Prince of Wales
      Times: From  Wed, February 04 2015  to  Wed, December 06 2017