Have you been watching Volcano Live! on the television the past few nights? If you have then you might be interested to know that Dudley has it’s own volcano, although it stopped erupting 300 million years ago! Nevertheless, it left behind traces of activity which we would recognise from modern eruptions, such as ash deposits and fossilised conifer stems which were buried by the ash fall (you can see some of these specimens in Dudley Museum)
If you are interested to go and take a look, the site is located near Russell’s Hall Hospital, and you can download a leaflet for the site from here.
We’ve also got our own earthquake, but that’s a story for another day!