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Brownhills Town Information

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The Brownhills miner, sculpted by John McKenna - Photo © Frank Smith
The Brownhills miner, sculpted by John McKenna
Photo: Frank Smith CCL

This old ‘new’ town only developed in the 18th century and rapidly grew around the coal industry, which gave impetus for the arrival of the railway and a canal network. It was home to one of Britain’s first road signposts, or ‘fingerpost’.