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MEMORIES  of The BLACK COUNTRY

 

John Wilkinson event

A few photos and a brief comment on our Vinegar and Brown Paper event

OUR MEMORIES:  people's stories about Black Country life

Bilston's Mayoral Regalia

Reports of former BCMC meetings can now be found in our Archives section

A Slide show featuring some photos from our  'Coalmon' event

1966 The Demise of Bilston Council also The Fight for Bilston by Tom Larkin

Memories of Industry:  stories and histories about local industry

A Memory of Jim Speakman,

A Memory of Reg AstonA Memory of Trevor Genge

In Memory of Bill Pope updated 24/2/16

Links a selection of links to other sites that may be of interest

Pictures of Some of Bilston's Mayoral Regalia

14 Apr 1909 Roller skating rink, Stowheath Opened from Archives
December 1910 J.W. Sankey organised an event at the rink see here

 Stowheath Skating Rink  Inside Skating Rink
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Above left the original Skatepark ImageAnother picture of the long sought Stowheath Skating Rink dated 1909,

Right a postcard showing the interior With the following words On the reverse:
"Mother is sorry she hasn’t answered your letter. She doesn’t think Bilston is quite the thing, but I think its nice.
This is a photograph of our Rink, what do think of it. I went yesterday & had a very good time. I think I am going to Shifnal next week-end. With love Dot.

PS Mother will write next week"




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A fairly new acquisition for the club an old commemorative Tablet Originally from Bilston Girls High School additional information has now been provided

 Now online a few photos from our 2016 Christmas party  Following our recent event on Carnival Queens a film of Bilston Carnival from 1964 has a emerged see it here on Youtube  A few photos from our  commemoration of The Battle of The Somme

A selection of videos featuring Tom Larkin  

Trevor Johnson reads a selection of his Black Country Dialect Poems