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Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Bromley & Pensnett: Britain in Old Photographs
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Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Bromley & Pensnett: Britain in Old Photographs (Paperback)

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Brierley Hill is one of the heavily industrialised towns that make up the region known as the Black Country. Like many such towns it can easily be divided into many smaller communities that, while being part of Brierley Hill, have quite an independent existence and identity of their own. This book sets out on a journey across Brierley Hill that begins at the parish church and ends at one of the principal crossroads in the town centre, and then we make our way around the satellite communities of Brockmoor, Bromley and Pensnett.

We find ourselves in a world that was dominated by many local pits where coal and fireclay were extracted, much of this coal being used in the manufacture of iron. When steel came along, Brierley Hill became the home to a large and important steelworks at Round Oak. Other companies came into the area to manufacture products using steel and some became very large local employers and integral parts of the community.

Large scale industry and mining may have gone but the communities they spawned survive and this books provides a glimpse of the shops, pubs, schools, chapels and churches and other facilities that once made each `village' so self-sufficient, intertwined with their railways and canals of industry. With over 200 historic and fascinating photographs, this book is a must-have for locals and visitors alike, capturing Brierley Hill as it used to be and how it has been shaped into the place that it is today.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaNostalgia: generalHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographs Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 09/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9780752455631  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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