Tag "Pelsall"

Tarmac to change hands in £5bn deal

Tarmac's Wolverhampton headquarters lost its status after the Lafarge takeover

Tarmac, the former Wolverhampton concrete and asphalt business, is set to change hands yet again as part of a £5 billion international deal. It comes four years after Tarmac was sold to French concrete company Lafarge for around £2 billion.

Author on quest to identify mine victim

Author Annita Bates, of Pelsall, with her book Pelsall's Black Gold, standing next to the obelisk, where miners from the Pelsall Hall Colliery disaster are buried, at St Michael's Church, Pelsall.

The story of the 22 miners who went to work in a Black Country coal mine 140 years ago and never made it home, is the subject of a new book by a local historian.