THE BLACK COUNTRY MEMORIES CLUB
Our thoughts are of the past. It
is not that we think the past was always good, because we
know that it was not; nor that we are afraid to acknowledge
the benefits of progress, which are many. But we are
not so foolish as to think that the past had no good in
it. We do not always subscribe to the view that there
is no time like the present. We know that the past
has shaped our lives in one way or another, not always for
the worse, often for the better. There are experiences
which we have known and shared with other people, that we
would not exchange, or want to exchange, for the experiences
of the present day. And there are experiences which
we might wish that young people of to-day could experience
for themselves. I believe the object of what we are
doing is to help record those experiences of the past, so
that they become an important landmark of life and will
help young people and others reading them to understand
much of why we are as we are and what the past has contributed
to the present.
(Trevor Genge, speaking at one of the first meetings of the Club)
On these pages we record people's memories of life in the Black Country. These memories have been written down either by the people themselves or by other members of the Club in conversation with the people concerned. We also record here photos, documents and objects, which members have supplied.
If reading these pages triggers off your own memories, please get in touch or come to a meeting and tell us about them.
Here are the memories we have on the site so far. Click on the name to see the page. The names are in the order in which they were put on the site. Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent additions.
remembers her father and the General Strike.
There are also some very interesting family histories on the Wolverhampton History and Heritage Society's web pages. Click on this link to see them - but to get back here you will have to use the "back" button on your browser.
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