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By visiting this website you agree to accept the terms of use set out below and on the Using this Website page of this website.

Third Party Intellectual Property Rights

The text and images published on this website are protected by copyright law, including a number of images which have been licensed to the partners by third parties.

No copyright or proprietary right is conveyed if you download images from this site, using such images does not release you from the copyright restrictions applicable to those images.

For works of art, if the artist is alive, or has been dead for less than 70 years, there will be a separate copyright in the work itself that is additional to the copyright in the photographic reproduction.

It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder or their agent before a reproduction of any work is made, or this will constitute an infringement of copyright.

For more information about your responsibility with respect to copyright we recommend you consult appropriate reference materials such as the Intellectual Property Office website.


All the partners involved in this website are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others and have taken reasonable efforts to ensure that the reproduction of images on this website is done with the full consent of copyright owners.

Any copyright omissions are entirely unintentional, please let the partner responsible, as shown on the individual records,  know if you have a copyright query or any information which may help clarify copyright information.

Re-using content from this website


The material (data and images) on this website is supplied under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike licence.

This means that you are welcome to use this content for your own personal, non-commercial use as long as you credit the provider (the archive or museum partner who holds the original material) but please be aware that some images may still be in copyright and in those cases clearance must also be sought from the copyright holder.

Credits should be in the form:

Copyright (Name of Provider),

You may use the copyright symbol, ©, in place of the word ‘copyright’.

So for example if you use an image of an object from Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service collection then the credit should read:

Copyright Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service,


© Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service,

The credit must accompany the use of any material from this website for any and all usages.

The use of the Partner’s name may not be used to imply any endorsement or approval by that Partner of the Licensed Material.


You must also make sure that any images are correctly described with a title and the creator’s name where this is made available on this website.

Where the number of images to be reproduced from any one partner, for any one purpose is greater than 20, the partner would welcome advance notification.


Whilst the partners endeavour to take reasonable care in providing data and images through this website, partners are not liable for any loss or damage suffered by you or by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any of the material on this website.

Data Accuracy

The Black Country History partners have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the information provided is clear, accurate and complete. All information is provided in good faith and Black Country History accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in the research data.

The responsibility for the accuracy of the information presented on this website lies solely with the partners supplying the data and images.  Suggestions that might improve the accuracy of the data/information presented on the website are welcomed and should be sent to the responsible partner as shown on the individual records.