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Black Country borders have now moved since the industrial revolution

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

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AH, the vexed question of where are the Black Country borders?

Perhaps we should answer it in two parts for there is little doubt the Black Country has spread a great deal since it was first used a descriptive for an area literally 'blackened' by the ravages of the industrial revolution.

That area would not have included places like Wolverhampton nor Walsall but would have been centered upon Dudley.

However,we have long since moved on. Industrial grime has all but gone and the area is now used to describe any region of the West Midlands which is not Birmingham, Coventry nor Solihull. The simple answer is surely that all places which lie within the Black Country Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell,Wolverhampton or Walsall ARE Black Country.

Places which do not are not. This means to the north Brownhills West would be the 'border'.

To the west Pattingham and to the south Stourbridge and to the east, the Baggies' ground. Regards.

Steve Sant,

136 Forest Road,

Dudley,

DY1 4BX.

stevensant@live.co.uk

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