Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Vintage Pictures- Black Country Museum 1997

As well as taking pictures I also like to collect postcards and photo collections from other people. I have purchased a number of slide collections, obtaining the copyright with them. Occasionally I get the chance to go through some and digitise them, and quite a few times they have the information of where and when they were taken so I take the opportunity to share them as they may be of interest to some people.

A set I recently had the opportunity to digitise was taken in June 1997 at the Black Country Museum, Dudley, it was a set I acquired early in 2019 and currently in the process of digitising. There were only 5 pictures of the museum in the collection purchased.

Black Country Museum 1997
Use the arrows to navigate the album, more pictures below.

The Black Country Museum is an open-air visitor attraction that shows the way of life for people living in the area during the last 300 years. Exhibits include mining, metal working, village life, fairground and street life from the 1930's, canal life and transport, as well as many other displays and exhibits. Below is the full set of pictures.

Single Deck Tram at the Black Country Museum June 1997 edit
Dudley, Stourbridge and District electric traction company No. 5
Tividale single-decker built in 1920, the museums first tram has recently undergone a £120000 overhaul.

Dudley Canal Tunnel Black Country Museum edit
The entrance to Dudley Tunnel which sits adjacent to the museum. You can take a 45 minute trip through the tunnel, and the area around the tunnel entrance was converted to a boat dock in 1976 to show what a typical dock on the canals around Birmingham would have been like during the hey day of canal transport.

Horse Bus at the Black Country Museum June 1997 edit
Horse and cart bus attraction

Bottle and Glass Inn Black Country Museum June 1997 edit
Bottle and Glass Inn.
The inn originally stood on Brierley Hill Road overlooking the Stourbridge Canal near the 16 flight of locks. Built sometime after the opening of the canal, there is no mention of a pub on the site until 1822. Lovingly rebuilt at the Black Country Living Museum the pub still offers a warm welcome with traditional ales and food available.

Methodist Chapel at the Black Country Museum June 1997 edit
Providence Chapel
One of the first buildings to be rebuilt at the museum in 1979, the chapel was originally built in 1837 at Darby Hand in Netherton, remaining in use until closure in 1974. The chapel is now known as Darby Hand Chapel and host's services throughout the year.

All the pictures can be viewed and downloaded on Clickasnap here. I currently have over 1800 images to view there.

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