In this week’s blog we’re taking a relaxing break and looking at leisure time in the past for Black Country Folk. Researcher Clare Weston explores the types of holidays experienced in the past.
In 1913 Wolverhampton residents had had enough of poor housing conditions and high rents set by profiteering landlords. With help from reformers they formed the “Tenants Defence League” and went on strike. Resarcher Simon Briercliffe explores this fraught story.
From cholera to diphtheria, epidemics are a tragic feature throughout Black Country history. In our latest blog researcher Nadia Awal explores how these deadly diseases affected local towns, and how health innovations & vaccines helped us to overcome them.
Dr Jenny Gilbert explores the fascinating story of Mary Garman and her intricate relationship with some of the most influential writers of the early 20th century.
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Dr Jenny Gilbert uncover 10 Black Country objects that were on show in 1951s Festival of Britain, a nationwide celebration of British identity, industry and innovation.