Amazing fly-through video shows how Black Country looked after the war

It’s a futuristic look at how our streets used to look.

The Black Country Living Museum has issued this amazing fly through video of how the region looked after the 1940s, in post-war times.

It is part of a push to raise £23 million towards an ambitious new project entitled Forging Ahead.

The fly through shows how the new 1940s-60s town the museum wants to create will look.

When complete, visitors will be able to step back in time to one of the first self-service Co-ops,have a drink in the once much-loved Wolverhampton local the Elephant and Castle or or listen to vinyl records at Stanton’s Music shop.

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The museum has already received support from numerous organisations to date – including a pledge from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £9.8m – to meet the £23.2m needed for the project.

Now, it calling out for donations towards a final fundraising target of £150,000 from the public, with the aim of raising at least £30,000 before December 4.

Due to be complete in 2022, this ambitious project will see the creation of a brand new town centre set in the 40s-60s, a modern visitor entrance and a dedicated learning centre.

Andrew Lovett, chief executive and director of the museum said: “This is an incredibly ambitious, once-in-a-lifetime project. Our research so far has helped us uncover incredible stories that will help us piece together the revolutionary time that was the 40s-60s.

“We cannot express how grateful we are to the generosity of those who have come forward in support of this project.

“Being part of this national campaign will allow us to double every single donation from the public, getting us ever closer to our final fundraising goal to bring this incredible period of history to life, and make sure future generations can always reflect upon the past in an immersive and thought-provoking way.”

To donate, simply visit bclm.com/BigGive .


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