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April 30, 2019

Black Country Living: The Home of Manufacturing?
Throughout the 1980s, John Myers’ photographs of industry recorded the shift from manufacturing to distribution and retail, and the subsequent impact on the landscape of the Black Country. As a divided Britain contemplates a future outside the EU, what comes next for the lives of those in the Black Country? Will there be a rapid return to manufacturing and the glory years of the industrial revolution? Or will Brexit be a barrier to progress, jeopardising a present-day industry predicated on the import, movement and consumption of goods?

Image: John Myers. New Industrial Estate, Lye, 1981
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