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  1. Inside the Lamb Hingley works at Lye

    A look back at Lye jewellery

    BIRMINGHAM is world famous for its Jewellery Quarter, where for centuries craftsmen have fashioned precious metals and gems into the finest jewellery. But there is a corner of the Black Country famed ...


  1. One of Keith's predecessors, Jesse Gough

    Keith just kept on bowling them over

    CROWN Green bowls has a long and proud history in our part of the world, and one of its foremost exponents over the last half century or more has been Keith Beaman of Essington.

  2. Phil Collins with engine maker Don Godden

    Champs Cradley ommered 'um all

    WE'VE had no shortage of nostalgia for the Black Country's speedway sides over recent months, and thanks to reader G Bennet of Brownhills, we can roll forward in time to when Cradley Heathens had gone...

    1. Family fun day at Darlaston Town
    2. Worcestershire County Cricket League
    3. The drinks are on me, Doog insisted
    4. A-Z of West Midlands Football
    5. Junior teams of Bilston and Tividale

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  1. No birds were to be seen in the Black Country

    Looking out across the Black Country, in particular Oldbury, 70 years ago

    THE Black Country is inevitably linked with coal, the black gold that fuelled industry in the 18th and 19th centuries and helped make the British Empire the greatest the world has ever seen. But to th...


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