As well as countless books on the shelves, there’s always something interesting to see on the walls of the volunteer-run library in Kinver.  The next display to adorn the noticeboards will run from 2nd to 31st May, thanks to the Black Country Society. 

BCS Chairman James Morgan says: “We have 1700 members worldwide and we’re proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.  An array of black and white photos will depict the past and present and take a glimpse into the future of the Black Country.  Kinver was of course known as the playground of the Black Country in the ’20s and ’30s, especially when the old tram was running, so it’s very fitting we’re bring the exhibition here.”

There’ll be a focus on everyday scenes in society across the years, including pubs, canals, chain-making and other local industry.  Marie Roberts, exhibitions organiser for the library, says: “We’re looking forward to hosting what promises to be a rich slice of local history – do come and have a look.”

For opening times of the Vicarage Drive library, please visit or call on 01384 872348.