Sometimes known as the capital of the Black Country, Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands, 8 miles north-west of Birmingham. The first industrial landscape in the world, Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. At this time, the town experienced a huge economic boost, fostering a variety of manufacturing industries on an immense scale, including coal, iron and limestone, before their eventual decline and the relocation of the industrial centre to the nearby Merry Hill Shopping Centre.
One of the most iconic album covers in the last century, Led Zeppelin's 1971 'IV' album featured photographs taken in the Eve Hill area of Dudley, where drummer John Bonham's son now resides. It is said that lead singer and lyricist Robert Plant, from the Black Country himself, bought the painting in a junk shop in Reading, and nailed it to the wall in a semi-demolished house in Eve Hill for the photograph to be taken.
In addition to featuring in popular culture, Dudley has a range of attractions to visit, including the historic Dudley Castle, its popular zoo, and the Black Country Living Museum. First thought to have been built as a wooden structure in 1070, Dudley Castle was later used as a venue for fêtes during the nineteenth century, until the castle grounds were cleverly integrated as part of Dudley Zoo when it first opened in 1937. The nearby Living Museum is an intriguing open-air site incorporating rebuilt historic buildings and 26 acres of former industrial land, welcoming thousands of visitors every year to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Whilst Dudley is approximately 60 miles from our flagship wood worktop showroom, residents can also quickly order samples of our solid wood worktops straight to their door. With an expansive variety of worktops available, our wood samples can be quickly delivered free of charge, with only a £5 cost per sample which is fully refundable against your order with Worktop Express. As well as offering high quality at low prices, even our rapid delivery service can beat over-priced high-street retailers, by offering our 2Man next day delivery service on orders placed before 12 noon.
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