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    Cradley Links

    Sketches of Cradley by Jim Round

    This page is published with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund.


    The gallery comprises 24 sketches by one of Cradley's own artists, Jim Round, plus 1 photo, of Jim himself. He has drawn some especially for the Cradley Heritage Project. The gallery is a selection of Jim's work on Cradley places; nearby places and subjects; and some representing his work on other interests and aspects of his life.


    Gallery 1 - Old Cradley Places.


    This gallery has 35 sketches of Cradley places and buildings, many of which are the subject of pages on this web site and/or in one or other of Peter Barnsley's illustrated books of Cradley.



    Gallery 2 - Around the Black Country, and thereabouts


    This gallery of 54 sketches covers many places, trades, occupations and aspects of everyday life in the Black Country and beyond. This is life as we used to know it, much of which has now disappeared. Jim helps us to remember and understand.



    Gallery 3 - Far and Wide


    The third gallery reveals more about Jim and his life interests. The sketches and photos tell us about his love of nature, his time spent in Scouting, his interest in old buildings ancient and not so modern, his fascination with the railways mainly of the steam age, and last but not least, his service in the Royal Navy and some of the machines of war.


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