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Jenni Dixon
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Walking the River Tame: The Black County Virtual Walk
Our walk of the River Tame begins in Oldbury, this is looking towards the valley, with the chimneys of the industries that skirted the brook seen in the distance. Late 1800s. On the first day that the Tame Past Present Future project began I visited Wednesb...

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Our New Blog Address
Please redirect to..... http://industrialrivertame.blogspot.co.uk There is everything from this blog and more!! Why? We felt that the name 'Industrial River Tame' would endure even after the Tame Past Present Future project finishes in May 2015. Thanks for ...

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GEC Poster, 1920
Poster depicting several buildings of the GEC in 1920, including several in Witton. 

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The GEC in 1920
Poster depicting several buildings of the GEC in 1920, including several in Witton. 

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Bromford Mill & Forge, West Bromwich
A couple of months ago we visited Bromford rolling mill in West Bromwich; above is how it looked in the late 1980s from the air, the Birmingham to Wolverhampton  canal cutting through the site, which opened in 1777. But Bromford mill is older than the canal...

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A Tour Around Hemphill Castings, Bromford
I went on a visit with Ian Stenson, to Hemphill Castings, which is run by Terry Knowles, and who inherited the foundry from his uncle. On the day we visited Terry showed us round and Kevin was working making aluminium castings. The aluminium is heated by ga...

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Researching Our Witton Walk: Phyllis Nicklin's Photographs #1
A few weeks ago, Jenni and some of our Tame Past Present Future volunteers took a stroll around Witton and along the Tame towards Salford Bridge, now situated underneath Spaghetti Junction. We will be producing a heritage walk through the area, so we were t...

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Tame Industries Map
We will be adding all of the industries we find along the River Tame to our ' Industrial River Tame' Map , so you can find out more about each of them, see pictures and link back to the blog for more detailed information. Click on the coloured pins and info...

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Would you like to help research......the river's natural history?
Musk mallow was once one of many 'principal plants' along the river; many have disappeared due to industry, urban change and river realignment.  "A REMARKABLE LITTLE RIVER" A number of factors have meant that over the past few hundred years the River Tame h...

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Tame Walk: North Walsall to Bescot
You can only glimpse the Ford Brook at it passes under Mill Lane, as it is fenced and you can't follow it either way. Yesterday we went to the local history centre in Walsall, and afterwards I decided to take a walk and try and follow the Ford Brook, a trib...
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