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Black Country Day

Black Country Day is held on July 14. United Kingdom. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us Help us 
14 July - Black Country Day
Today the Black Country is described as most of the four Metropolitan District Council areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton and the term is used as a marketing tool to sell and promote the West Midlands region to the north of Birmingham.
By Victorian times, the Black Country was one of the most heavily industrialised areas in Britain, and it became known for its pollution, particularly from iron and coal industries and their many associated smaller businesses. This led to the expansion of local railways and coal mine lines.
The Black Country built the world's first successful steam engine. The Black Country was the first place to successfully harness the power of steam, and changed the world in doing so. The Newcomen Engine is the size of a house and the Black Country Living Museum has the world's only full scale replica.

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