Please note change of venue for main lectures from the Black Country Living Museum to the Dudley Canal Trust Portal

25Jan

Churches of the Black Country

Speaker: Tim Bridges

Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

The ecclesiastical building consultant for Herefordshire and Conservation adviser for the Victorian Society looks at some of the Black Country’s impressive and perhaps not so well known churches. .

22Feb

Clean Water in the Black Country

Speaker: Dave Moore

Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

The Chairman of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, a charity set up to save the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields near Lichfield, will talk about the introduction of clean water in the mid-19th century following a series of cholera epidemics when as many as 20% of the population of some urban Black Country villages died .

29Mar

A Canal Trip in the West Midlands

Speaker: Roger Butler

Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Presenting a large collection of ‘before and after’ photographs Roger will take us back to 1971 and indulge in a nostalgic journey along our local canals and the river Severn. .

26Apr

The Irish Community in Wolverhampton

Speaker: Simon Briercliff

Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Following recent research, Simon will consider a small but significant part of the City’s history and reveal some of the buildings and characters associated with the area. .

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TBA

Speaker: TBA

Wednesday tba May 2017 at 7.30pm at Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley (HQ Dudley Canal Trust), Peartree Lane, Dudley,

IA Group events will be notified when they have been organised. The first meeting will be in May 2017 .

Details of other events will be added as they are notified to us.

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