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Brierley Hill at Work By Ned Williams

Brierley Hill at Work

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Brierley Hill was one of those Black Country towns which was identified by the work that went on within its boundaries.
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Brierley Hill at Work: Britain in Old Photographs by Ned Williams

Brierley Hill was one of those Black Country towns which was identified by the work that went on within its boundaries. Everyone knows that Brierley Hill made steel and sausages and fine pieces of glassware. These activities are now in the past but the memory of such work lingers on while the town wrestles with the problems of regeneration. This book pays plenty of attention to steel, pork products and glass, but also provides a glimpse of the many other aspects of work that have made Brierley Hill such a busy place. People worked in local government and in public sector work which maintained the life of the town, while others worked in retailing and in the provision of transport. While looking at the world of work in Brierley Hill we have taken account of the many types of employment that were to be found in its satellites: the hollow-ware industry of Quarry Bank, the brick-making that went on in The Delph, Silver End and Pensnett, the iron trades in Brockmoor and Harts Hill, and the work on the infrastructure that served all these places. The arrival of the Merry Hill Shopping Centre on Brierley Hill's doorstep has given retailing a new dominance in terms of providing local employment, but the picture of work in the twenty-first century is still emerging. Who knows what will bring Brierley Hill fame and fortune in the future?

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About Ned Williams


Ned Williams is a part-time adult education lecturer and local historian. He has written several books, many of which are in the "Britain in Old Photographs" series. He is a past President of the Black Country Society andcurrently lives in Wolverhampton."

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GOR010810299
Brierley Hill at Work: Britain in Old Photographs by Ned Williams
Ned Williams
Used - Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2012-08-01
128
0752465112
9780752465111
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.