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Geography: Dudley - is a large town in the West Midlands of England, 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Wolverhampton and 10.5 miles (16.9 km) north-west of Birmingham. The town is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. The Metropolitan Borough, which includes the towns of Stourbridge and Halesowen, had a population of 312,900. Dudley is sometimes called the capital of the Black Country.

Date of foundation:

History: Originally a market town, Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and grew into an industrial centre in the 19th century with its iron, coal, and limestone industries before their decline and the relocation of its commercial centre to the nearby Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the 1980s. Tourist attractions include Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle, the Black Country Living Museum and the historic marketplace.

Population: 79 379

Ceremonial county: West Midlands

Historical county: Worcestershire

Dudley. Civic centre gardens and castle
Civic centre gardens and castle
Dudley. Entrance to Castle
Entrance to Castle
Dudley. Entrance to castle grounds
Entrance to castle grounds
Dudley. High Street
High Street
Dudley. Market Place, 1910's
Market Place, 1910's
Dudley. Market Place
Market Place
Dudley. Opera House
Opera House
Dudley. The Castle
The Castle
Dudley. Brierley Hill, War Memorial, 1923
Brierley Hill, War Memorial, 1923
Dudley. Ex-GWR Railcar № W14W, 1952 (built in 1936)
Ex-GWR Railcar № W14W, 1952 (built in 1936)
Dudley. Ex-GWR railcar № W22, 1952
Ex-GWR railcar № W22, 1952
Dudley. Railway Station
Railway Station
Dudley. Railway Station, 1956
Railway Station, 1956
Dudley. Railway Station, April 1956
Railway Station, April 1956
Dudley. Railway Station, April 1956
Railway Station, April 1956
Dudley. Railway Station, July 1958
Railway Station, July 1958
Dudley. Fairfield Lane, Halesowen
Fairfield Lane, Halesowen
Dudley. Girls High School
Girls High School
Dudley. Grammar School, Halesowen
Grammar School, Halesowen
Dudley. High Street
High Street
Dudley. Priory Hall
Priory Hall
Dudley. The Church, Holly Hall near Dudley
The Church, Holly Hall near Dudley
Dudley. The Fountain
The Fountain
Dudley. Wolverhampton Street
Wolverhampton Street

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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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