Archive for the tag 'Black Country Museum'

I invite you to join me over at Vision and Verb where I talk about meeting up with Ginnie and some Black Country history.
Follow the links to see photographs from the meet-up:
A Spoon Full of Medicine by Astrid
The Whole Gang by brianaw
Birthday Cake for Chris
The Shutterchancers by Ginnie
A Fine Day out by Les
Olde Worlde by [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 14th 2011

My weekend has been rather hectic but a lot of fun.
On Saturday night I attended a small birthday gathering to celebrate the 14th birthday party of the daughter of one of my friends.  On arriving at the small village where they live I noticed several men in fluorescent jackets  standing around on street corners.  They [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Sep 5th 2011

I was struggling for for inspiration for this theme, when I suddenly remembered that there was lots of music at the Women’s Chainmakers festival that I attended in September.  We didn’t stay for all the music but this barbershop quartet were very good and also amusing.
There was also a brass band to lead the celebratory [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Nov 13th 2009

In addition to the old industries and working life displayed at the Black Country Museum there is also a traditional funfair.  The swingboats brought back fond memories of Sunday afternoon walks up the Wrekin.  Sorry no pictures of those, too many children on board (might get arrested).  I just loved the contrast of the colourful [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 24th 2009

The Black Country Museum gives a great insight into the social history of the Black Country.  Old buildings have been moved and authentically rebuilt within the museum to recreate a village that is centred round a canal.  The museum is a living history of the traditional skills of the area where skilled craftsmen and costumed [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 16th 2009

On Saturday 12th September I attended the 5th Women’s Chainmakers Festival with friends.  The event took place at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley and is held annually to commemorate the struggle of the women chainmakers to earn a decent living wage.  This year’s festival celebrated the 99th anniversary of their success.
In 1910 the women [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Sep 15th 2009