Dolly Allen was born Doris Evelyn Baugh, at Wordsley Workhouse.
She met her husband Leonard Allen while working at Hackett Brothers’ nut and bolt works in Victoria Street and they were married in 1926 at Stourbridge Register Office.
It was at the age of 69, in 1975, that Ray Hingley invited Dolly to join the team of the Black Country Night Out. She was an instant hit and from that came records and appearances on television and radio.
Her plaque is located at Brierley Hill Civic Hall and was erected June 22nd 2008.