Brownhills is the most northerly town of the West Midlands; a former coal mining centre that used to be in Staffordshire. Its recent claim to fame is the creation of a 30 foot statue of a coal miner know as “Jigger”, a tribute to Jack jigger Taylor, a miner that died in the local pit in 1951. It dominats the centre of town.
Its been an interesting place to map. A real mixture of housing types, landuse and the remnants of the industrial revolution; canals and railways, some of which have been abandonded and now have a second life as footpaths or cycleways.