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Old Hill & Cradley Heath

OLD HILL is a town in the heart of the Black Country, in the West Midlands. Traditionally it is part of Staffordshire. Historically, the local economy was based on Heavy Engineering and "Metal Bashing". But the major employers such as Joseph Shakespeare, Eliza Tinsley, and Holden & Hunt are all long gone. The present population is approximately 240,000.

CRADLEY HEATH is approximately 2 miles to the south of Old Hill.. Historically, it was famous for nailmaking. Several engineering businesses have survived. It was also the home of "Cradley Heath Heathans", Notor cycle team.

The Photos below were taken mainly in  in April 2010.
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