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Black Country Pictures
Just in case you were wondering what the Black Country looks like, here are some pictures of the area. If you have a picture you think would be of interest please let me know.

Eve Hill Dudley

A winter's evening on Eve Hill Dudley looking towards the Town centre along Wolverhampton Street

Dudley Castle

This picture was taken from the tower at Dudley Castle looking towards Bilston and Tipton (by Anne Ogden age 9). You can see the Castle itself with Tipton and Bilston in the background. The interesting thing about this photo, apart from the view, is that the Castle was always in Staffordshire and is surrounded by the town of Dudley which was an island of Worcestershire within Staffordshire. So as far as our counties go, this is an island within an island.

Church Hill Wednesbury

This picture was taken from Church Hill Wednesbury looking towards Dudley and Rowley Regis

Ye Olde Leathern Bottel

This Building dates from the 16th Century and was visited by Dick Turpin, the infamous Highwayman. It lays claim to being one of the most 'Haunted' Pubs in the Black Country and one can't dispute that fact (very spooky in the 'snug') Well worth a visit. Great atmosphere and a great welcome. Mail me for directions if you're coming to the area for a 'spooky' experience.

The pictures of Ye Olde Leathern Bottel pub Wednesbury taken in 1904 and 1997. Click on the pics for a better look. This pub hasn't changed much to the present day.

Wood Green Wednesbury
from the air

This shot is really put here for ex-pats. The pub at the traffic lights is the 'Woodman' with, next door but two, Stones pub (a new name for an old pub!). The school at the bottom is Stuart Bathurst RC Secondary, just over the road on the bigger, split site is Wood Green High School. Unusually quiet for once is the M6 on elevated section to the left with Bescot just in view in the top left corner. The River Tame flows under the arches. The large field to the right of the factory with the white roofs (Speare & Jackson's) is Elwells Field, showing signs of the industry that was here in bygone times.

  

Walsall Arboretum

An Autumn Evening in the Arboretum at Walsall