This free competition gave people in the Black Country a chance to delve into their own local history. Thanks to everyone who entered in June/July 2012 and over the Heritage Open Days weekend in September the same year. The five winners received a history of their postcode (below).
There were four winners in June and July. Nominations were accepted for any part of the local authority areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton (generally but not exclusively the postcodes starting with B, DY, WS or WV). A sample history was also posted. Our winners were (click on the postcode below to see the history):
B43 5JD, a group of 1930s-40s semis on Waddington Avenue, Great Barr.
DY5 4LJ, 1920s-30s cottages on Tiled House Lane, Pensnett.
WS10 8SB, a recent development at Bird Brook Close, Darlaston.
WV11 3NQ, a 1950s block of flats on Castlebridge Gardens, Wednesfield.
WV14 6HL, a looping circular street from circa 1950 in Stowlawn, Bilston.
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