Living Memory is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project that records and celebrates photography collections and life stories from across the Black Country. 

We are working with individuals, groups and communities across the area and inviting everyone to get involved. On our website you can explore some of the wonderful stories we have collected so far, learn more about the project, and find out how to get involved.  Find out more about the project.

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My name is Noreen Riley and I live in Oakham in Tividale.This is a photo of my grandmother, Sarah Hales. In 1942 she bought the first bus, a single decker, from West Bromwich Bus Station when they were renewing all the buses during the war. My grandma was a traveller at heart, she was very adventurous in lots of things. Because they lived there throughout the summer and me grandad worked at the castle as he was retired from ICI by 1948. At that time very few people when on holiday. It was a novelty, and people used to come and have a look at it.

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