Black Country Day

Black Country Day is on July 14th, a date chosen because it is the anniversary of the invention of the world’s first steam engine, which was erected in the area. A long-recognised industrial heartland based upon the coal seams of Staffordshire and Worcestershire, the Black Country had its flag created and registered in 2012 following a competition organised in conjunction with the iconic Black Country Living Museum.The idea of a ‘Black Country Day’ was the suggestion of Philip Tibbetts who also identified the historical significance of July 14th, a date agreed to by the museum and the Black Country Society, it not only celebrates the Black Country but also Britain’s role in leading the
industrial revolution. Philip subsequently arranged for the flag to fly at the DCLG in London on Black Country Day.

Black County Flag

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