Earl of Dudley Estate Collection - eight centuries of history
The Earl of Dudley estate collection which spans eight centuries of history is on show at the new archives centre. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the twelfth century in Dudley borough through to the present day.
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The Big Move
The Dudley borough archives and local history centre moved from its previous location in Coseley to the brand new purpose built centre in Dudley in late 2013.
The new centre offers a range of state of the art facilities and lots of opportunities for involvement in local and family history from residents, community groups, schools and colleges.
The centre is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of their funding for the redevelopment of the Castle Hill area of Dudley.
:: more on the new archives and local history centre
Yes, our online catalogue, Blackcountryhistory.org, has returned in a new and improved website, and it's better than ever before!
With the ability to refine your searches by People, Places, Times, Subjects or individual offices, it is now easier than ever to discover that ever elusive record or photograph. All of Dudley Archives and Local History Service's catalogued material is available to search. This amounts to over ten thousand records and over three thousand images!
So get searching now, you never know what you might find ...