Kiln burn at Dudley

On 26th May, the Building Limes Forum will be hosting a lime burn at The Black Country Living Museum. The limestone for the burn will come from the Wren’s Nest, which was extensively quarried up to the late 1920′s, creating in the process many of the limestone caverns and canal tunnels which we see in [...]

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Birth of the Black Country

Why does geology matter to the Black Country? In this blog we investigate the historical importance of the area in relation to the mineral wealth below the ground, and the early pioneers who began the industrial development. The Black Country is an area located just to the northwest of Birmingham right at the heart of [...]

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Stabilizing the mine entrance to the Seven Sisters

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about recent engineering work undertaken in the summer of 2010 to stabalise the Seven Sisters mine entrance and why this work was needed.

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The Seven Sisters mines and the Black Country miners

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about the Seven Sisters mine at the Wrens Nest, Dudley and how the mined rock was used to build structures such as Dudley Castle. Graham also explains the life of a miner and the methods the miners would have [...]

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The Seven Sisters mine, Wrens Nest, Dudley

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about the Seven Sisters mine at the Wrens Nest, Dudley which are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. He explains how the limestone mined at this mine was used and how it was transported using the canal system.

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