"Blue Billy" Oldbury
- Reference Number: PHS/6281
- PreviousNumbers: 5812
- PreviousNumbers: P5146
- Date: 1966
- Level: Item
- Extent: 1 item
- History Note: The "Blue Billy" was the local name given to a large mound of both mining and chemical waste. At the two nearby chemical works owned by Albright and Wilson and Chances' a process for making salt-cake, produced large amounts of white waste material, calcium sulphate. In its contaminated form calcium sulphate, forms a blue-grey ash, which constiuted the main body of the "Blue Billy". The "Blue Billy" was removed in the 1960s to make way for the M5 motroway.
- Description: A black and white photograph of "Blue Billy" Oldbury, shows a large area of wasteland, a bridge can be seen on the left hand side 14th August 1966 Photographer: Bateman 21 x 15 Print
- Copyright: In copyright for 70 years from date of photograph (1966) to 2036. Copyright holder: Sandwell MBC
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Sandwell Archives, Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
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