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The Dudley area was one of the early centres of the Industrial Revolution due to its mineral wealth - coal, iron ore, limestone, and fireclay.

Dudley’s major industries were coal and limestone mining, glassmaking and iron and steel but it was also known for nail making, chain & anchor manufacturing and its engineering works. The anchor for the ill fated Titanic was made by Hingley’s of Netherton.

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