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Useful Links

If you want to find out more about the history of the Black Country and surrounding area you may find the links below useful:

Black Country Bugle

Black Country Connections

Black Country Genealogy and Family History

Halesowen Roots

History of Amblecote

History of Galton Valley

History of Oldbury

History of Smethwick

History of Wolverhampton – The City and It’s People

Lost Wolverhampton

Stourport – Leominster Canal

Wolverhampton Historic Landscape Characterisation

Wolverhampton Historic Environment Record

Wolverhampton History and Heritage

Wolverhampton Railway Gazette


Amblecote History Society

Birmingham and District Local History Society

Birmingham Canal Navigations Society

Black Country History Society

Black Country Memories Club

Black Country Society

Friends of Bantock House

Friends of the Black Country Living Museum

Friends of Sandwell Archives

Friends of Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Jerome K Jerome Society

Langley Local History Society

Oldbury Local History Group

Old Warley Local History Society

Quinton Local History Society

Sedgley Local History Society

Smethwick Local History Society

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society

Walsall Civic Society

Walsall Family History Group

Wednesbury History Society

West Bromwich Local History Society

Willenhall History Society

Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society

Online Forums

Black Country Gob

Genealogy Forum UK

Places to Visit

Avery Historical Museum

Black Country Living Museum

Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge

Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Dudley

Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre, Smethwick

Haden Hill House Museum, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis

Halesowen Abbey

Oak House, West Bromwich

Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge

Smethwick Heritage Centre Trust, Smethwick

The Manor House Museum, West Bromwich

Tipton Community Heritage Centre

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Our other websites

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Inspired Designs

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Love and Marriage

Cranbrook Colony