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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Black Country Museum

Spent a full day at the Black Country Museum on Wednesday. Was a sunny but chilly day, but had a look around all the various displays of old houses, shops, streets, etc all representing Black Country life in days past, all the buildings been genuine, and removed from their old locations and re-erected in the museum.
Had a look down the coal mine and pit heads, and at the replica of Britain's first
Beam Engine. Had to partake of fish and chips at lunchtime from the fish shop, cooked in beef dripping the old way. Very nice.
Had a ride on the tramway and watched Victorian lessons in the school, some of the children in the school party's looked genuinely scared of the strict teacher. Later we watched chain making and bronze casting demonstrations.
Wolverhampton Corporation Trams.
Lime Kilns and open "Joey" boats.
Castlefield Dock with Kildare, President, and Stour.
Spent a second night at the Museum moorings, there where now 4 shareboats from Alvechurch here, all our mooring neighbours.

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