Two hundred years in twenty seconds

People talk about their lives flashing before their eyes in an instant. But what if a place could see it’s own long history unfold in just a few moments? Even in the last two hundred years or so, the Black Country has gone through some momentus changes – something we don’t always realise when we look around the area today. From a collection of scattered rural settlements, through the massive nineteenth century exploitation of coal and iron resources, to its reincarnation as the home to a million people, this short video clip tries to visualise what a birds-eye view of change in the Black Country might have looked like:

Read more about changes to the Black Country landscape here
Black Country Historic Landscape Characterisation

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One response to “Two hundred years in twenty seconds

  1. what great maps!

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