Out and About – Black Country Living Museum

Today I was in Dudley at the Black Country Living Museum. A great place where you can see how people lived and worked in the Black Country from the start of the industrial revolution. The museum recreates a black country industrial town of over a hundred years ago over 26 acres, which include shops, houses, industrial businesses and a canal. There are volunteers on hand all dressed in period costume and suitable Black Country accents to give you information should you require it.

When we arrived at the museum there was an inch or so of snow on the ground, which provided a great backdrop for the industrial housing and businesses that have been recreated on the site. The wind was bitterly cold and although the sun was out at the start of our visit, when it went in later in the afternoon it went even colder on the site. The people who work in the museum, dressed in the clothes of the day, coped with the freezing weather superbly. Much kudos to them.

Racecourse Colliery
Racecourse Colliery

I took the D800 today and armed myself with only the superb Nikkor 50mm f1.8 standard lens. Despite the weather, we had a great day, with which I am sure the faggots and mushy peas helped at lunchtime.



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