Express & Star

18 pictures reveal Dudley in 1966 – from painting chimps at zoo to early keep fit

Thoughts inevitably turn to 1966 when a football tournament is on.

Physical education instructor Mr Derek Hadley puts Dudley businessmen through a knees-bend arms-stretch upward-jump routine at the Dudley and Staffordshire Technical College

Today we take a look back into our archives, dipping into images in and around Dudley some 58 years ago.

See if you can recognise some of the landmarks or people in these pictures.

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Dudley Zoo's painting chimp in 1966
The entrance to Dudley Canal Tunnel, 1966
Demolition in Prince Albert Street Dudley June 1966