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Series of talks on history of Cradley set to kick off
3:16pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News
A LOCAL historian will give a talk on Cradley in Prehistoric times next week in the first of a series of free talks on the area’s history.
Margaret Bradley will present the illustrated talk at Overend Methodist Mission, Banners Lane, Cradley, on Thursday September 27 She said: “I hope to show how geological factors millions of years ago shaped the sort of community Cradley became so that it didn't remain a pretty country village.
“The presence of limestone, coal, ironstone and fire clay led to the early development of industries such as the manufacture of iron products, coal extraction and brick making and also to the prevalence of surnames such as Bloomer and Cole in this area.”
The talk starts at 7.30pm.
On Thursday October 25 the subject will be Cradley before Anglo-Saxon times and on Thursday November 29 Cradley in the Anglo-Saxon Period will be under the spotlight.