Flags of the Black Country
#51
(01-14-2022, 05:28 PM)baggiebloke Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:44 PM)SophLad Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:39 PM)Borin' Baggie Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 02:59 PM)SophLad Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 02:46 PM)baggiebloke Wrote: Bilston is not part of Wolverhampton (although it is in the Wolvo council area)

It is a stand alone town with a proud history and a thriving High Street that includes Argos, Home Bargains, Poundland, 17 Turkish barbers, 9 vape stores and 11 tattoo emporiums.

There was a Lord Bilston until not so long ago.

Bilston was once considered the most cash generative square mile on Earth at the height of it's enamel production.

The once mighty Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club is called Wolverhampton AND Bilston.

Bilston Town was the inspiration for the Athletic Club of Bilbao.

If you're ever at the Robin 2 and a band member says on stage "it's great to be in Wolverrampton" there is a local bilston-law that allows you to throw a bottle without fear of prosecution.

Athletico Bilbyow!

Where's Hudds to talk about the linguistic relationship between the Black Country dialect and Basque

At the Noo Camp?

Is that where Freddy went?

An old Mod from the Rivals days (not on here)
reported he as moved to Italy.
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#52
(01-14-2022, 06:31 PM)Remi_Moses Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 05:28 PM)baggiebloke Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:44 PM)SophLad Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:39 PM)Borin' Baggie Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 02:59 PM)SophLad Wrote: Athletico Bilbyow!

Where's Hudds to talk about the linguistic relationship between the Black Country dialect and Basque

At the Noo Camp?

Is that where Freddy went?

An old Mod from the Rivals days (not on here)
reported he as moved to Italy.

Campania?
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#53
(01-14-2022, 01:48 PM)MassDebater Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 01:33 PM)DemonicBaggie Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 07:58 AM)Remi_Moses Wrote: Wolverhampton is not part of the Black Country.
It's been debated on here numerous times.

Bilston, Lanesfield, Woodcross, Daisy Bank, Ladymoor all part of the BC. I know people from all those areas who consider themselves as nothing else (west and north of Wolverhampton is a different story.) Partly due to boundary changes and metropolitan borough rearrangements, but then both West Bromwich and Wolverhampton were formerly part of Staffordshire, so these things are, as ever, historically fluid and nuanced.

I didn't realise that the coal seam was as fluid and could so easily be moved?

The comment relates to political boundaries. In any case, villages and towns expand, so the concept of the BC changes with them.
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#54
(01-14-2022, 06:34 PM)baggiebloke Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 06:31 PM)Remi_Moses Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 05:28 PM)baggiebloke Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:44 PM)SophLad Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 04:39 PM)Borin' Baggie Wrote: Where's Hudds to talk about the linguistic relationship between the Black Country dialect and Basque

At the Noo Camp?

Is that where Freddy went?

An old Mod from the Rivals days (not on here)
reported he as moved to Italy.

Campania?

I can't remember but it may have been, Turin.
Saw him a couple of times in the Richardsons, always had an audience and was life and soul.
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#55
(01-14-2022, 07:12 PM)DemonicBaggie Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 01:48 PM)MassDebater Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 01:33 PM)DemonicBaggie Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 07:58 AM)Remi_Moses Wrote: Wolverhampton is not part of the Black Country.
It's been debated on here numerous times.

Bilston, Lanesfield, Woodcross, Daisy Bank, Ladymoor all part of the BC. I know people from all those areas who consider themselves as nothing else (west and north of Wolverhampton is a different story.) Partly due to boundary changes and metropolitan borough rearrangements, but then both West Bromwich and Wolverhampton were formerly part of Staffordshire, so these things are, as ever, historically fluid and nuanced.

I didn't realise that the coal seam was as fluid and could so easily be moved?

The comment relates to political boundaries. In any case, villages and towns expand, so the concept of the BC changes with them.

Really, do you want the woosh?
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#56
It’s full of out of town shopping centres.
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