Today was Black Country Living Museum day, so David and I cycled off to Tipton Station to get the cheapest rail tickets to qualify for the 2 for 1 deal on museum entry. An outlay of £2.80 saved £16.95 for Jan and me; David did the same for him and Penny. We were in the site not long after opening; by the time it shut at 1700 we felt like we'd done enough.
Some brief picture highlights: demos involving hot metal are always good to watch. Here the chainmaker bashes some steel into shape.
In the afternoon we were given a good tour of the old working boats, including Clayton's tar boar Stour, Primrose, Bessie and Diamond.
In the evening had a good curry at a restaurant whose name I cannot remember in Tipton. As we walked back to the boat we came across Mad O'Rourke's mad pie place. I enjoyed a Lumphammer ale while we looked around.
Brum city centre tomorrow, I think.
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