Amblecote Church & Churchyard (and a bit of Canal)
Date & Time: 2pm Saturday 25 August
Start: Ruskin Centre
End: Ruskin Centre
Guide: Nick Baker
Price: £3.50 Adults and £1.00 children
Standing right on the old county boundary, Holy Trinity Amblecote illustrates the fact that historically most glass manufacturing was actually carried out in the border parishes of Staffordshire and not in Stourbridge which was in Worcestershire. The church and churchyard contain a wide range of monuments to those involved in a variety of interlinked Amblecote trades including glassmaking, brick making and iron founding. It also possesses the area’s oldest major stained glass from the 1850’s alongside some innovative early fused glass from the 1960s.