BOROUGH bosses want Black Country folk to help get involved with a new heritage project.

They are asking people who have worked for manufacturing companies across the borough to get in touch.

It's part of the Black Country Echoes project where Dudley Council's new Archives and Local History Centre attempts to tell the story of the region's industrial heritage.

They are asking people to have their memories of working lives recorded for posterity and help create a lasting record of what life was like.

In particular, they want to hear from people who worked for local firms Bluebird toffee, James Grove & Sons, Plowden and Thompson, Somers Forge, William Hackett Chains, Webb Corbett and Tudor Crystal.

To help get the project off the ground, Dudley Council will be holding a reminiscence day at the new Dudley Archives and Local History Centre in Tipton Road on Monday, March 31 where people are invited to share their stories of working life.

They will also be encouraged to bring along any memorabilia from their time at work.

To get involved, people should contact Jose Forrest-Tennant on 01902 552055.