The Black Country Saga

No. 31 July 2009 This issue of the Victorian looks at the West Midlands, and Cradley Heath in particular, best known by speedway enthusiasts as the home of the Cradley Heath Heathens. But their track, like much else in Cradley Heath, has been lost for redevelopment. The toll of destruction is truly depressing.

RIP Cradley Heath Caroline Carr catalogues the lost buildings of Cradley Heath

Two West Midlands Arts and Crafts architects Andy Foster outlines the life of A.T. Butler, and John Thomas describes the work of William J.H. Weller

Recycling historic buildings David Trevis-Smith on the work of the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust

Twenty years of the Northern Viaduct Trust Gordon Biddle, Chairman of the Trust, tells how the Victorian Society helped a small group of people to restore three listed viaducts for public use

House Notes: Improving energy efficiency Moses Jenkins describes ways of reducing energy loss in traditional buildings