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Black Country Museum, Dudley

An extremely well thought-through display of both a key area of the 18th century 'industrial revolution'and also a moving evocation of a small town in England in the 1940s. Rightly billed as a 'Live museum' and operated by an incredibly pleasant bunch of skillfull and knowledgable people. It back-to-backs the Dudley Canal Trust section of canal and mines, which I have mostly put in my canal gallery. Taken on outing of the Newent Camera Club, June 2007. The Derby camera club were there too, now I wonder where you find their pics...
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chainmaking - using hand hammer
chainmaking - using hand hammer
the black stuff ready to go in
the black stuff ready to go in
why it was black - chimney of restored Newcomen engine
why it was black - chimney of restored Newcomen engine
lead pipework & valve gear of working replica Newcomen engine
lead pipework & valve gear of working replica Newcomen engine
steam inlet and bottom of cylinder of working replica Newcomen engine
steam inlet and bottom of cylinder of working replica Newcomen engine
beam of working replica Newcomen engine
beam of working replica Newcomen engine
museum section of the canal - see my canals gallery for more
museum section of the canal - see my canals gallery for more
chainmakers sign
chainmakers sign
chainmkaing - coke fire showing nicely
chainmkaing - coke fire showing nicely
chainmaking with foot operated mechanical hammer
chainmaking with foot operated mechanical hammer
tools shop window
tools shop window
tool shop interior - I was given a tool bag like that and my wife swiped it for shopping!
tool shop interior - I was given a tool bag like that and my wife swiped it for shopping!
tool shop interior
tool shop interior
ironmongers window
ironmongers window
ironmongers with bath
ironmongers with bath
the ironmonger
the ironmonger
ironmongers interior
ironmongers interior
Mrs Ironmonger
Mrs Ironmonger
the chemist
the chemist
chemist's cabinet - apparently a 'time-warp' as created in 1929
chemist's cabinet - apparently a 'time-warp' as created in 1929
glass engraver and finisher
glass engraver and finisher
tools maintain elegance of age of craftsmanship
tools maintain elegance of age of craftsmanship
Victorian pillar box, now pillar box red rather than blackish
Victorian pillar box, now pillar box red rather than blackish
Black Country Museum
Black Country Museum
the working horses lunchbreak
the working horses lunchbreak
noot loik a  beitt o' reel oiyy
noot loik a beitt o' reel oiyy
Farewell - canal boat returning to nature and showing composite construction
Farewell - canal boat returning to nature and showing composite construction
cart - traditional wheelwrights work
cart - traditional wheelwrights work
barrow - start of transition to iron wheels
barrow - start of transition to iron wheels
limestone truck
limestone truck
just like the way different vehicles are scattered and no attempt at sanitisation
just like the way different vehicles are scattered and no attempt at sanitisation
all adding authenticity
all adding authenticity
see you again soon
"see you again soon"