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Dudley borough building set to take its place in history
4:45pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
DUDLEY Council took another step towards a place by in history by entering the final stages of a move to a new archive.
Contractor GF Tomlinson handed over the keys of the new borough history centre to the council ready for it to open to the public in January.
The centre, on Tipton Road, will offer a range of facilities including education and conference rooms, a rare books library and high tech IT systems.
Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said: “Its great that our new archives and local history centre is now complete. It really is looking fantastic and will represent a great resource for the people of Dudley borough."
The centre has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of the extensive redevelopment project in the Castle Hill area.
When the new centre opens it will provide a range of history activities for people, community groups, schools and colleges. Adult and community learning courses will also be run from the new centre.
Until the new centre opens to the public in January 2014 the archives and local history service has a phone and email enquiry service available.
There will also be a range of family history and ancestry courses, exhibitions, and a programme of events on offer from November.
Further information is available by calling the service on 01384 812770.
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