BE INSPIRED ... the heritage lives on

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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.

There have always been women of note, who were and are outstanding for their community, employment, education, social activities and charitable work, and we are pleased to be able to highlight some of those whose hometown and background is linked to the Black Country.

This is not a definitive list and will be expanded with more names and links.

Take a look and find -


Members of Parliament/House of Lords




Swimmers (Gold Medal Winners)

Snooker Players (World Champion)

Police Officers


Film Stars


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