Black Country Living Museum - The Village Centre - The Chainmaker’s House - washhouse - cast iron co…

Tytuł Black Country Living Museum - The Village Centre - The Chainmaker’s House - washhouse - cast iron cooker
This is the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands. The museum was established in 1975, and the first buildings moved here in 1976. Since then a 26 acre site has been developed, with the unique conditions of living and working in the Black Country from the mid 19th century to early 20th century. It is off Tipton Road in Dudley. This is The Village Centre at the Black Country Living Museum. It has been built on the low ground at the northern end of the museum site which is surrounded on three sides by canals. Next up is The Chainmaker’s House. The Chainmaker’s house, used to be one of a pair originally situated alongside Gregory’s Stores in Lawrence Lane, Old Hill. It was the first house to be reconstructed at the Museum and is a typical example of late Victorian worker’s housing. Built in 1886 with a washhouse (known locally as the “brew ‘us”) a coalhouse, privy and a workshop in the back yard, it represents the improved standards for working class housing being set towards the end of the nineteenth century. The interior has been displayed to reflect the home of a fairly prosperous late Victorian chainmaker of 1914. He would have been relatively well off because there was still a strong market for chain from the expanding shipbuilding and dock trades. The ‘oddware’ or chain shop at the back of the dwelling came from a similar house in Claremont Street, Old Hill, built in the 1890s and is a typical Black Country back yard forge - common in the late nineteenth century. Originally the shop had two identical hearths but it is now set up with a woman's hearth. Many women made chain in backyard workshops such as this and in 1911 32% of chainmakers were women. The washhouse. Cast iron cooker or fire place.
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