Dudley MP Ian Austin has renewed his membership of the Black Country Society to help promote the region.
The Black Country Society was set up to make sure that the region gets the recognition it deserves for its great contribution to the industrial development of Britain and the world.
The Society publishes a range of books and magazines about the Black Country, and puts on a varied programme of events throughout the year. Local people can sign up to the Society online to access their magazine, trips, talks and walks here.
Austin wants to promote promoting the history and culture of the Black Country and has previously helped to create a Parliamentary group to support Britain’s industrial heritage centres, such as the Black Country Living Museum. He also recently led a successful campaign to save the Black Country Bugle from being moved to Tamworth.
Ian Austin said:
“I grew up in the Black Country, I love this region and I’m proud of it.
“I think it’s important that people know how our region lit the spark that triggered the industrial revolution, changing not just this area, but the whole of the world.
“That’s why I am supporting the fantastic work the Black Country Society does raising awareness of our local history and culture and attracting tourists to the area.”