THE BLACK COUNTRY – THE PLACE I CALL HOME 10 REASONS TO BE PROUD OF THIS DISTINCTIVE AREA

The #Bostin #BlackCountry – The place I call home

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1)    The Black Country Dialect

The nearest of England’s local dialects to Old English

2)    Food or ‘Fittle’

Faggots and peas, Groaty pudding and pork scratchings are amongst the Black Country’s delicacies along with tripe and chitterlings.

3)   Drink

There have been many famous breweries in the Black Country including Marston’s, Holdens, Batham’s Banks’s and Ma Pardoes in Netherton

4)    Landmark Buildings

The Red House Glass Cone in Wordsley, The Manor House and The Public (now part of Sandwell College) in West Bromwich, Dudley Castle and Zoo

5)    Famous Names

Dudley comic Lenny Henry, footballer Duncan Edwards and lead singer of Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Oldbury’s Frank Skinner and Bearwood’s Julie Walters and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac

6)    Football

The two major Black Country football teams are West Bromwich Albion also known as The Baggies and Wolverhampton Wanderers or The Wolves. Walsall FC are nicknamed The Saddlers after the…

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