A town (or is it a true suburb?) tucked away between West Bromwich, Smethwick and Blackheath in the West Midlands county. A canal runs through it. A motorway runs through it. It has a hypermarket and fast bus connections to Birmingham. It's on the road to Wolverhampton... In other words, like many suburbs, it's defined by where it isn't. But the vistas off its Rowley hillsides are sublime (looking off at all those elsewheres).

It's full of that which springs up in the place of yesterday's dead industries, so maybe it's defined also by when it isn't.

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