Forging ahead

Seeking memories of Marsh & Baxter Pork Butchers

Black Country Living Museum is recreating Brierley Hill’s Marsh & Baxter pork butchers’ shop in their brand new 1940s-60s high street. On Saturday 11th September 2021, as part of Brierley Hill’s Heritage Open Day celebrations organised by the Brierley Hill Community Forum, Black Country Living Museum will have a stall inside Brierley Hill Marketplace. Their…

Forging Ahead: New Book by Simon Briercliffe

Forging Ahead: New Book Celebrating the Post-War Years of Prosperity in the Black Country In the wake of World War Two, a unique social, economic, and industrial climate led to decades of prosperity in the Black Country, the likes of which the region had not seen before. A new book published by History West Midlands,…

BCLM Makes History by Forging Ahead

Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that major works on its major capital development BCLM: Forging Ahead – the largest project in its history – will begin this month. The project represents a £30m investment in the local community, made possible with support from funders including the Department of Culture Media and Sport’s…

Did you shop at Langer’s Army and Navy Stores,…

05 February 2020 Black Country Living Museum is looking for memories from the 1960s of Langer’s Army and Navy Stores, Stourbridge as part of its ambitious new development project BCLM: Forging Ahead. The shop will be recreated and set in 1963 as part of the new 1940s to 1960s town providing the opportunity for visitors…