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New heritage trail for Dudley

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People can unlock Dudley’s rich history with a new heritage trail through the town centre.

A series of posters and photographs depicting iconic Dudley places have been added to shop windows and other sites throughout the town.

They include landmark sites such as Dudley Castle and Teddy Grays.

People can use their phones to scan the code and unlock information and history about key figures from the past like Dorothy Round and Joe Darby.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

We have so much history around us when we walk through Dudley town centre. This is an ideal opportunity for people to find out more – from Dorothy Round’s amazing double Wimbledon titles to the nearly 200 years of sweet making at Teddy Grays. I’d urge people to find out more about what makes Dudley such a special place when they visit.”

There are 20 trail posters, eight illustrations and a photography exhibition across the town centre and people can scan the QR code or send a text message to find out more information.

Some signs may also release special discounts for shopping in the stores displaying them.

For more information visit https://discover.dudley.gov.uk/walking-trails/

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Notes to editors

 

Illustrations and photography displayed as part of the trail were commissioned as part of the Dudley People’s Archive a project by Fused in collaboration with Dudley Council and CoLab and funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

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