PEOPLE can find out more about Netherton legend Joe Darby during a talk in Dudley next week.

Visitors to Dudley Archives on Wednesday (July 18), will also be able to look at two of the competitive jumping star’s belts, which are on loan from the Black Country Living Museum.

They were specially cleaned when the wider collection relocated to its new home at the Tipton Road archives building in late 2017.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise said: “Joe Darby’s belts are really striking, and his story is fascinating.

"This talk will allow people to get close to the belts, but also get a better understanding of this remarkable man, and one of our own sporting heroes.”

Joe’s belts sit within the Dudley Heroes gallery which showcases the great and the good from the borough including scientists, artists, writers and sportspeople. Items on display include a range of footballing legend Duncan Edward’s shorts and caps and a complete Wimbledon kit on loan from tennis ace Jordanne Whiley.

Talks will be held in the education room at 10.30am and 11.30am and will last approximately 30 minutes.

There’s no need to book, all sessions are drop in.