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The website of the
Black Country Society
Established in 1967 to Support, Record, Preserve and Celebrate the distinct
Character and Nature of the West Midlands area known since the mid nineteenth century as 'The Black Country'
Black Country Women
Times have changed and most of the women of today do not, fortunately, have to physically labour for hours on end while taking care of a family and home. In the 1800's, the women's work would have been hard, heavy and industrial, making nails, chain and bricks. Since those times, many battles for the vote, equal pay, education and social status have been hard fought and well won for future generations to benefit from.
This page gives links to mainly external sources that describe the life of a number of notable women with Black Country connections from both the past and the present. There are many more of course - if the reader would like others to be included, please let us know.
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