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The proposed PPM railcar with GWR inspired body

New plans to bring back historic trains to Dudley

DUDLEY town, with a population of around 200,000, is the largest town in the UK without a direct rail link. There may be several stations nearby, but there has not been a train station in the town cen...

  1. Mick (right) watches his dad Arthur make chain

    Mick's got his day in and shut his last link

    AS the years advance and the Black Country of the 21st century becomes more and more remote from its traditional industrial heritage and unique social history, the loss of another link with the Dark R...

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    2. A-Z of West Midlands Football
    3. Speedway stars of the late '40s
    4. Dudley & Cradley HeathFootball League
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  1. The Dudley Volcano (Acrostic)

    I wrote this poem for Gordon two years ago. He was representing the Black Country Geological Society at a convention of local history societies at Wednesbury Art Gallery & Museum. He told me Dud...

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    5. Biblical passion play at Pensnett church

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    6. Father saved fragments of forgotten film
    7. Remembering Lodge Theatre Society
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