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  BBC - Black Country Uncovered - What and where is the Black Country?
The Black Country gained its name in the mid nineteenth century due to the smoke from the many thousands of ironworking foundries and forges plus also the working of the shallow and 30ft thick coal seams.
To traditionalists the Black Country is the area where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - so West Bromwich, Oldbury, Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Bilston, Dudley, Tipton, Wednesfield and parts of Halesowen, Wednesbury and Walsall but not Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and Smethwick or what used to be known as Warley.
Today the Black Country is described as most of the four Metropolitan District Council areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton and the term is used as a marketing tool to sell and promote the West Midlands region to the north of Birmingham.
www.bbc.co.uk /blackcountry/uncovered/what_is.shtml   (559 words)

 || Black Country Investments || welcome to black country investment
Launched in May 2001, Black Country Investment (BCI) offers a business relocation service to organisations from both within and outside the Black Country.
As part of Black Country Consortium, BCI is committed to helping businesses develop and grow, employing experts in business relocation and planning.
The Black Country’s local inward investment agency is driving home its message to Wolverhampton’s business community with the launch of a bold new advertising campaign on the buses.
www.bci-uk.com   (280 words)

  Bear Country USA
Black bears in the East are nearly fl, while those in the West are fl to cinnamon with a white blaze on their chest.
Black bears are similar to hogs and are even named the same--males are boars and females are sows, but babies are called cubs.
Black bears breed in June and early July, but the cubs are not born until January.
www.bearcountryusa.com /information.asp?ID=7   (991 words)

 Black Country Music: Crossing Country
Blacks sang the same religious musics as whites, most of it written by Methodist ministers from England and brought to this country by missionaries.
Though fls were simultaneously developing their own music- the blues- at the time, this disc leaves no doubt that many fls and whites were then playing the same music.
While the first disc shows fls and whites sometimes sharing songs and styles, the second one presents soul singers putting their own horn-laden sound to tunes that were first done with fiddlers and pedal steels.
www.furious.com /perfect/blackcountry.html   (1613 words)

 Saddles by Black Country
Black Country Saddles of Walsall, England, is a small, elite firm of saddle makers.
Black Country's master saddlers have resisted the lure of assembly-line production and thrive by staying true to the tradition of British saddle making.
When we fit a horse for a Black Country saddle, we have the option to choose not only the width but the shape of the tree that will be the best possible choice for a particular horse.
www.advancedsaddlefit.com /saddles-black-country-saddles.html   (501 words)

 Definitions of Style - Country Music
Generally regarded exclusively as the music of white southerners (and often called "the white man's blues"), country music has in fact been deeply influenced by African Americans, who have contributed and listened to country music from its origins to the present day.
Blacks and whites in America have exchanged musical ideas since the first Africans arrived in the seventeenth century, and this exchange occurred in both religious and secular music.
Jimmie Rodgers, known as "the father of country music," was greatly influenced by the music of fl railroad workers and fl musicians with whom he played in medicine shows.
www.cbmr.org /styles/country.htm   (665 words)

 Black Country
The Black Country is not a county or a precisely defined region in England.
The Black in Black Country has its origins in the coal and mining waste, of course, that was visible in the area as well as the general scarring of the landscape produced by the iron and allied industries that flourished in the area.
In modern terms, the Black Country, following 1966 and 1974 local government re-organisations, may be defined by some as the area occupied by the Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
homepage.ntlworld.com /alan.clarke517/html/black_country.html   (355 words)

 Burning Man :: preparation :: Black Rock Country
Black Rock country is truly one of the most fascinating landscapes in North America.
The Black Rock Playa, elevation 3,848 ft, is the second-largest flat region in the Northern Hemisphere.
Also unique to Black Rock is a large concentration of hot springs, found along the escarpment of the ranges bordering the playa.
www.burningman.com /preparation/event_survival/black_rock_country.html   (597 words)

 The Black Country
The Black Country is the West Midlands region of industrial heartlands.
A visit to the Black Country Living Museum demonstrates what life was like in these times, so hard for us to imagine today.
Today, the Black Country benefits from traditional industries as well as more modern newcomers and is a growing tourist attraction in its own right.
www.birminghamuk.com /bcountry.htm   (263 words)

 Black Country Sports Partnership -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It involves a range of partners principally of the 4 Local Authorities, Sport England and the Black Country Consortium Limited, who are committed to working together to support the development of sport and the joint actions needed to increase and sustain the levels of participation in sport of a population of over 1m people.
The Black Country Sports Partnership needs your help; there is a need for sports clubs to get involved at matching opportunities to Step into Sport students.
The Black Country Sports Partnership is putting together a database of clubs who would like to take on a Step into Sport volunteer.
www.blackcountryconsortium.co.uk /sports/homep.asp?PageRef=1   (407 words)

 Music: Black Country (Newcity Chicago . 04-27-98)
Smith (above), who years ago used to play upright bass with a country band in Arizona, likes to chant his lyrics like the words are just entering his cranium for the first time, with no regard to where these words fall rhythmically in the arrangement.
On "Mother You Say You Don't Like the Black Colors" and "Is He White or Is He Black?" Smith decides to use stock country-and-western rhythm, and the results, though peculiar, would have been far more convincing on the fl country box set than the Supremes' track.
To call it, he was a fl guy in his mid-sixties dressed as the Lone Ranger, twirling pistols in the air, dancing with the ladies, and singing the only four songs that he knew (three of them by Muddy Waters).
weeklywire.com /ww/04-27-98/chicago_raw.html   (596 words)

 Black Rock Country Club Guests Home
The Golf Course at Black Rock, designed by Brian Silva, named "Architect of the Year" by Golf World Magazine, was developed in harmony with its surroundings on the site of a one hundred year old quarry.
Having played both Black Rocks, I think the two are much closer in shot demands, scenery, satisfaction and yes, even surprises, than the 2003 survey indicates.
Black Rock Country Club on Boston’s South Shore is recognized as one of the region’s premier private golf communities.
www.blackrockcountryclub.com /club/scripts/public/public.asp?NS=PUBLIC   (1262 words)

 The Black Country Bugle Newspaper(voice of the Black Country)
The term "Black Country" came from the days of the industrial revolution when the skies in and around my hometown of Dudley were fl with the smoke from the Iron and Steel furnaces.
For those having ancestral ties within The Black Country and wish to know more about the lives and times they lived in, the "Black Country Bugle" is by far the best source of information on hand and I strongly recommend that you subscribe to this wonderful newspaper.
Due to copyright restrictions no stories, articles, photographs, features or the name "Black Country Bugle" may be copied or used without obtaining prior permission from the Editor.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Olympus/4029/bugle.htm   (1018 words)

 Conference Venue Black Country - Black Country Conference Bureau the meeting venue finding service.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We are funded by the venues in Black Country, and therefore we are able to provide you with our services free of charge.
From the range of 33 venues in Black Country, including state owned venues, we are confident that we will find a suitable conference venue in Black Country for your needs.
All we want is for you to hold your conference or event in Black Country.
www.conferenceblackcountry.com /contact.htm   (223 words)

 Black Country Chamber & Business Link Black Country
Welcome to bccbl.com, formerly the homepage of Black Country Chamber and Business Link West Midlands.
The organisation has been restructured so you now have the choice of visiting the websites of Black Country Chamber of Commerce or Business Link West Midlands.
Black Country Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest business membership organisations in the country.
www.bccbl.com   (206 words)

 Black Country Society
If you are interested in Black Country life, please support the Society by joining.
, chaired by Ned Williams, the Black Country Society's President for 2008/9.
For a good selection of Black Country material - books, maps etc. I can recommend the Yampy website, the site accepts credit cards as well as cheques and cash, click on the banner below.
blackcountrysociety.co.uk   (922 words)

 Black Country Tourism
Whether you venture to the Black Country in the heights of summer or the depths of winter, stay for a few hours or several days, you are sure to experience distinct attractions and accommodation, the friendliness and warmth of the people, and a brilliant time.
While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur.
Black Country Tourism will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.
www.blackcountrytourism.co.uk   (152 words)

 Black Country Consortium - Homepage
The Black Country Consortium, the sub-regional partnership for Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, is the forum for the strategic co-ordination of public, private and voluntary sector partners.
As the leading strategic co-ordinating body it intends to set radical new aspirations leading to the renaissance of the Black Country urban sub-region over the next 30 years.
The Black Country Consortium will deliver its ambition through 3 broad areas:
www.blackcountryconsortium.co.uk   (149 words)

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