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To traditionalists the Black Country is the area where the coal seam comes to the surface - so West Bromwich, Oldbury, Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Bilston, Dudley, Tipton, Wednesfield and parts of Halesowen, Wednesbury and Walsall but not Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and Smethwick or what used to be known as Warley.The region was described as 'Black by day and red by night' by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul to Birmingham in 1862.Everyone I meet down south calls me a "brummy" which drives me mental! Whenever I tell them that there is a huge difference between Birmingham and the Black Country they just think I am making some kind of racist comment!!I don't think they realise that it is as offensive as me telling some posh dude that has grown up in Chiswick, that they are a Cockney!i am 25 and am proud to be from Cradley Heath, when at uni in Truro Cornwall i was constently correcting locals that i was not a brummie, and once again the pull of the black country has me grounded and the Black Country accent is still going strong I really know as i work in Netherton at the Public Hall Where’s the Black Country By E. He aye never swung a sledge, smacked a dolly or linked a chain, Or slerked his thirst in the Bulls yed or the Annie lie. Oya, why did they stick the pig on the wall me Black Country Mon.Where is the Black Country, I’ll tell ya that, I’ll tell where the Black Country at Its where Men Women and Children worked until they dropped Scraping a livin mekin chain nails locks, digin coal.The Blackcountry is where a Blackcountry man says it is an woe betide anybody who says any different Described as the Blackcountry but full of the most colourful characters that yow would ever waant ter meet includin me a Quarry Bonker I was born in Sedgley in 1946 and lived at the shop, 1 Temple St.Lower Gornal until 1948 when my parents bought a shop in Dudley Wood.
sadly they are a dying breed instead of those men we have a mixture of people who do not understand the qualities i have mentioned let alone displayed them.
Just before midday on the 8th of November, the Sheriff of Worcester arrived with a posse of men and surrounded the house. Our culture, history and identity is completely different from Birmingham and we would never ever accept being part of a "Greater Birmingham".
I think the BBC has pretty much summed up the Black Country.
The region also has its celebrated links with historical events - Moseley Old Hall was where King Charles II hid after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
The Black Country played its part in the Gunpowder plot.