This weekend Kate and I went to the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley, and also took the opportunity to explore the area a bit. The BCLM is a bit like Blists Hill but has a more concentrated village and more spread out other exhibits. The canal basin is very good, but we didn't get the feeling of life and energy you get at Blists Hill.
The recreated Newcomen engine at BCLM.
Dudley is much affected by mining subsidence, as this well-known pub shows!
On Sunday we went to a car boot sale and an antiques fair in Telford, then drove north to Whitchurch in search of a bookshop. Whitchurch is quite a pretty town, famous for the manufacture of clocks. It is pretty much on the border with Cheshire and much more snow was evident here than in central and southern Shropshire.
We did find the bookshop in the end, but I ran out of battery on the digital camera so no more photos for now, sadly.
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