HARD AS IT IS to comprehend, the toddlers in this photograph, which dates from 1949, will be well into their sixties by now.
Published: Sat 30 Mar 2013
WE REALLY STIRRED up something when we reproduced images from an early Stourbridge Amateur Operatic Society show a few weeks ago. The response has been brilliant, and enables us this week to take you back
Published: Fri 29 Mar 2013
THE BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY Wagon and Carriage Company closed its doors fifty years ago this year, but a couple of former employees have done their very best to bring the old place back to life with a two hour
Published: Sun 24 Mar 2013
IN RECENT weeks we have been looking back at Blackheath of old, and in particular we've been remembering some of the town's former businesses.
Published: Sun 17 Mar 2013
LLOYD'S Proving House is a well-known name from the days of chain, a place where ships' cables from the likes of Noah Hingley's mighty ironworks were hauled in and stretched, quite literally, to breaking
Published: Sat 16 Mar 2013
OUR MOST recent outing with Stourbridge Operatic Society, which we took with the aid of a programme from their production of White Horse Inn from 1965, brought back wonderful memories for reader Joan Grice,
Published: Wed 06 Mar 2013
WE OFTEN comment on the strong affinity Black Country folk have with motorcycling, due in no small part, we're sure, to the number of bike makers once located in our area.
Published: Wed 27 Feb 2013
TONY FRANKS of Pensnett has written to us with sad news; the passing of his friend and fellow musician Bob Ford, a stalwart of the Black Country music scene for many a year. Bob, originally of Coseley,
Published: Sat 16 Feb 2013
THE GHOSTWRITER, the Phantom of the Opera, or just plain AJW. Whatever you know him as, he's been at it for so long now that we in the Black Country almost take it for granted that every so often we'll