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Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Black Country Gob



This isn’t my normal entry. I’ve been so busy lately I’ve not had time to write about what’s been happening at George Mansions.

Apart from the allotment and a dozen other things, I have also been working on a website I am a Moderator of. It’s called Black Country Gob, it’s new and expanding, covering all aspects of life in The Black Country now and historically.

My particular interests are The Gallery, Local History, Recipes and Genealogy. My project this weekend was to trace the River Stour from its source to the point where it joins the River Severn at Stourport.

The photos of the Stour can be found here


I also want to help people searching the Internet for family, or historic photos by putting the links in here, as I believe the names should then come up in the Search Engines, at present the photos in the Gallery don’t. So for my regular readers, please excuse this post, I shall be back with a proper entry soon.

Linda x.

Black Country Schools

Holt Road School, Blackheath. http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=46
Powke Lane School, Blackheath. http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=47
Fraser Street School, Bilston http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=55
Siviters Lane School, Rowley Regis. http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=61

Black Country Folk

Ruston - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=8
Willetts - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=7
Edge - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=9
Evans - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=12
Harris - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=19
Harrold - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=23
Harper - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=24
Hadley - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=26
Shaw - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=32
Bird - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=54
Rollason/Rowson - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=33
Parsons - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=35

Black Country Pubs

Rose & Crown, Haden Hill - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=10
The Fountain Inn, Langley http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=13
The Old Bush Revived, Rowley Regis - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=16
The Vine, Whiteheath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=17
The Shoulder of Mutton, Blackheath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=20
Horseshoe Inn, Old Hill - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=41
The Blue Ball, Cradley Heath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=48
The Bell & Bear, Gorsty Hill - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=52
The Sir Robert Peel, Rowley Regis - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=58
The Dun Cow - Gorsty Hill - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=59
The Cooksey Hotel, Cradley Heath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=62

Black Country Towns and Cities

Rowley Regis & Blackheath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=6
Netherton - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=18
Halesowen - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=21
Tipton - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=22
Cradley Heath - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=37
Dudley - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=42
Old Hill - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=44
Black Country Scenes (General) http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=49
Portway Farm, Rowley Regis - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=53

Black Country Trades

Accles & Pollock - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=29
Stewarts & Lloyds - http://www.blackchttp://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=34
Stuart Crystal - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=34
Burton Dellingpole - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=39
T W Lench - http://www.blackcountrygob.com/Photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=40


cornwalldreckly said...

Linda, this sounds really interesting.  Robbie's family come from Walsall and we both have ancestors from that area.  I have to admit my ignorance as I don't know the exact boundaries of the Black Country, but I think I could learn a lot from the website.  I have been working on our family history for several years and I am keen to learn more about trades and industries in the area, one ancestor was a 'wire turner' but I have no idea what that involved.

drb1064 said...

Sounds interesting work. I work at a publishing firm now (cleaning) who produce 2 genealogy magazines Practical Family History and Family Tree they also have lots of research material about all parts of our beautiful country. Good luck with your project.

beckiepainton said...

wow id love to trace my family history but im sooo tired at the mo with Ty and work i cant even be bothrered to do an entry, plus my family name, Painton, is hard to trace, my dad once tried to do so through some geanology stall at a craft fair and the guy just hit a blank , shame. Beckie x say hi to Rowly, give him a gruff' from me