Category Archives: Black Country

Black Country

The “Black Country” is an industrial heartland based on the coal seams of Staffordshire and Worcestershire Unlike other regions formed from Dark Age kingdoms, the area’s distinct identity is a relatively recent development, tied to the explosive growth of the … Continue reading

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Black Country Day

Black Country Day is on July 14th, a date chosen because it is the anniversary of the invention of the world’s first steam engine, which was erected in the area. A long-recognised industrial heartland based upon the coal seams of … Continue reading

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