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A landmark pub which has vanished from its original spot is springing up again at the Black Country Living Museum.
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You had to have a sense of humour to grow up in the Black Country, said Billy Dainty, disputing the myth that comedians had to be wise-cracking cockneys, cheeky Scousers or dour northerners.