The history of 1960s tower blocks in the Black Country will be investigated under a new lottery-funded project announced this week.
Block Capital will provide specialist training to enable more than 30 volunteers to create an accessible archive of material relating to the flats and the people whose lives have been connected to them.
Following the announcement of the grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, project leaders are now looking for people who want to get involved.
The grant of £52,500 from Heritage Lottery Fund will finance the project. The 12-month project is a collaboration between tenants’ and residents’ federations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton as well as distinctly black country, a heritage network based at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
The investigation will focus on an area in the centre of the Black Country including Bilston, Darlaston, Tipton, Wednesbury, Wednesfield and Willenhall.
Anyone interested in volunteering should visit http://distinctlyblackcountry.org.uk/blockcapital or discuss the project with Chaz Mason on 01902 552194.