Bostin – Black Country dialect meaning amongst other things “great”
October 21st 2018
We have played host this weekend to our motorhome buddies Alison and Peter, they came down from Lancashire and stayed on a 5 van site in Claverley, a small pretty village in Shropshire.
BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM.
One request Peter and Alison had, was to visit the Black Country Museum at Dudley, we were happy to oblige as it had been quite a few years since we had visited and new buildings and exhibits are regularly added.
Whilst there we met one elderly visitor that was under the impression that the buildings had always been there and it was a well preserved village, we gently explained that the buildings had been transported brick by brick from the local area and rebuilt on site. Having always lived in the area, some of the properties I well remember in their original position. There are a strong team of volunteers who help explain the history plus a paid team. Whilst we were there an amateur group of photographers were snapping away and there were more people dressed up in period costume to give an authentic atmosphere.
We spent an enjoyable four hours at the museum in warm sunshine, there were some buildings we could have given greater time to explore and we didn’t have time to take the narrow boat trip into the limestone caverns.The admission fee isn’t cheap but is valid for 12 months which if you took advantage to return would make it good value, my only complaint was having to pay £3.50 to exit the car park!
On the way home we took a small detour and visited a local curiosity a pub that plays tricks on your senses without you needing an alcoholic drink.