The Black Country

The Black Country is an area in the West Midlands of England, known for its rich industrial heritage. Its name is believed to come from the black soot that covered the area during the Industrial Revolution, as well as the region's abundant coal deposits.

 By the 18th century, it was a hub of coal mining, iron foundries, and glass manufacturing and During the 19th century, the region became synonymous with heavy industry and manufacturing. 

The ingenuity of local inventors and entrepreneurs led to significant advancements in metalworking and engineering. Famous products included chains, nails, anchors, cars, motorcycles and furniture with local manufacturers supplying these items worldwide.

Despite the decline of heavy industry in the 20th century, the Black Country has retained its identity and pride in its industrial past.

The Black Country's history is one of hard work, innovation, and industrial might, leaving an indelible mark on the region and the world.

 – we hope to continue this legacy.