We returned to the Black Country Museum on a wonderful hot summers day, we have visited previously in different climates, but it still retains its fascination for us. The Mine has been extended to include the shaft workings outside and a ‘new’ cottage which houses the weighing machines and clocking in facilities, outside we met up with Carol the ‘Bonkng Wench’ a ‘lady’ who works filling and sorting the coal brought up from the
Mine worked for 6 days a week for 5 shillings. The mine man Jamie gave us a wonderful insite of life in the mine no one volunteered to go into that life compared with today.
We spent all day learning and in our case as we are 75’s + reliving our childhood with All the butchers, bakers , clothes, haberdashery, sweets shops and visiting the cottages, we even,managed a trip ‘legging’ the barge through the Dudley Canal.
We must of course mention the Chainmakers and Forges and Canals where the ‘Peaky Blinders ‘ were filmed.
It s a brilliant full day out for people and families of ALL ages,fantastic value for money. You must visit...
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