Dudley Time Trail Takes Residents Back In Time

A new “Dudley Time Trail” has been created for residents and visitors to find out more about the town’s history and its famous figures.

A leaflet has been printed and released to guide people around the trail, which takes around an hour-and-a-half to complete. It poses 30 questions to answer as people make their way around the town centre, with the information found on 30 bronze plaques on landmarks such as churches and statues.

The first part of the trail starts at the bottom end of Dudley town centre at the Earl of Dudley statue. It moves up past “Bottom Church” and the Dudley Council Plus offices into the Churchill Precinct and Dudley Marketplace, before finishing at the top of the town at “Top Church”.

A short walk is needed to reach part two of the trail, which starts at Dudley Council House. It takes in Coronation Gardens, winding its way down to the Dorothy Round statue in Priory Park and back up again to finish at the Earl of Dudley and the original starting point. Alan Lunt, strategic director for place, said:

“Dudley is a market town with a very rich history. This new Time Trail will give both those who live in the borough, as well as those visiting us from outside, the chance to learn more about Dudley’s famous figures, happenings and places from the past.”

The Time Trail leaflets are free and can be collected from all borough libraries, archives and visitor attractions including Dudley Council Plus. The trail guide is also available to download from discoverdudley.org.uk.

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