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Black Country Man: The Story of the Working Men Who Made the Black Country Great. A talk by Neil Price.
July 15 at 3:00 pm 4:00 pmFree
Black Country Man: The Story of the Working Men Who Made the Black Country Great
Join local author Neil Price as he talks about his book, Black Country Man.
Monday 15 July 2019, 3pm at Central Library, West Bromwich.
Free event, donations welcome to the Friends of Central Library.
‘Black Country Man’ was commissioned by Multistory to explore the lives of 27 men who originate from, or who now live in, the Black Country. Their stories offer personal, real life accounts of an area that is rich in history and heritage.
In their own words, we hear about the decline of production and manufacturing; tales from school days and early childhood memories; reflections on troubled times, personal conflict and political unrest; racial inequality; leisure; food; celebratory events; and tender accounts of all kinds of relationships. Focused on the every day and the ordinary, this book reveals the endeavours and achievements of the men of the Black Country.
Illustrated by a series of specially chosen photographic images, the book contains a mixture of historic and contemporary imagery accompanying the stories. These come from a range of sources including the Archive Services from the four Black Country boroughs; and the personal collections of participants. Other photographs come from acclaimed photographers Martin Parr, Daniel Meadows, John Bulmer, Nick Hedges and Vanley Burke.