Distinctly Black Country

at Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage Service, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU United Kingdom

a network for understanding yesterday's landscape today

Distinctly Black Country
Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage Service, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton WV1 1DU
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01902 552046


The Distinctly Black Country network aims to link people who are interested in the way the past has created the modern Black Country landscape. We also aim to describe the distinguishing features of it, and to encourage contact with the things that make it special and different. What is the Black Country? The Black Country is a large urban area in the English West Midlands about 200 kilometres North West of London. Depending on which version of history you prefer, it takes its name either from the soil which was made dark by outcropping coal or from the thick pollution created by thousands of chimneys and hearths which sprang up during the area’s industrialisation.

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