Black Coun­try

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The rail­way reaches the Black Coun­try with the open­ing of the Wed­nes­field Heath for Wolver­hamp­ton Sta­tion. It is de­mol­ished in 1965 and the area is now a na­ture re­serve called Sta­tion Fields.

Rev­erend Wil­liam Gres­ley’s novel Colton Green: A Tale of the Black Coun­try is pub­lished. He de­scribes the area as “that dis­mal re­gion of mines and forges, com­monly called ‘the Black Coun­try’”.

Glass for the Crys­tal Palace at the Great Ex­hi­bi­tion is sup­plied by Chance Brothers of Spon Lane, Smeth­wick. The panes of glass were the largest avail­able at the time, mea­sur­ing 10 by 49 inches.

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