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Blackheath, in the heart of the Black Country, only came into existence in the 1830s, as a variety of industries grew up in the area. Many of the people who lived here were quarrymen, miners and nailmakers. Life was not glamorous here: abject poverty was almost universal, and privation that is unknown and unimaginable today was commonplace. Despite or perhaps because of this, a strong sense of community has existed here since earliest times. Anthony Page's new book draws on previously unpublished photographs from a variety of sources, including family albums, to chronicle Blackheath's streets, people, industry and events.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750947053
ISBN-10: 0750947055
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony H. Page

Anthony Page has lived in the Black Country all his life, and after taking early retirement has been much in demand as a lecturer on local history subjects. He is author of two volumes of Blackheath in Old Photographs and two of Rowley in Old Photographs.

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