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Peaky Blinders night brings flat caps and fineries to Black Country Living Museum

By Annabal Bagdi | Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Peaky Blinders fans dressed to the nines as they threw on their gladrags and stepped back into the roaring twenties.

Richard Walters, of Gornal, Kimberly Hill, of Bridgnorth, Andy Newman, of Gornal, and Chantelle Steel, of Kingswinford

It was all flat caps and flapper dresses as visitors stepped into the shoes of the Shelby clan at Black Country Living Museum.

Fans had the chance to explore the set of the smash hit BBC 1 series during the special event at Tipton Road's 26-acre museum on Friday.

They strolled around scrap metal business Charlie's Yard where illegal goods are smuggled along the Birmingham's historic canal network.

Following in the footsteps of 1920s Birmingham gangsters, guests discovered the murky underground world of Peaky Blinders - and even caught a glimpse of props featured in the popular series.

Live vintage music, dancing and street food helped transformed the museum, along with period shops and houses, a gambling den.

Fans even had a chance to swig some of Arthur Shelby's bootleg whiskey.

Peaky Blinders Night at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

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In 2017, stars including Cillian Murphy, Adrien Brody and Charlotte Riley returned to the museum to film scenes for the award-winning show created by Steven Knight.

The open air museum was used to film scenes at Charlie’s Yard filmed by the canal but with CGI used to add the huge factories in the background.

Other scenes include the shooting of Danny Wizz-Bang in season one, the whiskey deals boat trip down to London in season two and the party in season three where it was announced Arthur was to be a father.

Simon Walker, of Stourbridge

The Anchor Forge has been the setting for Shelby meetings, the boat dock is where the family keep their horses and The Rolling Mill is where the deadly scene of the Blacksmith was filmed for the second series.

The museum’s alleys, workers institute and St James’s School, used as the setting for the murder of Father Hughes in season three, can also be recognised by fans.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi
@AnnabalB_Star

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch on 01902 319 229 or at annabal.bagdi@expressandstar.co.uk

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