The unsung heroes of the birmingham

The Birmingham Assay Office continues to test and hallmark millions of precious metal items every year. It is high time Birmingham started to shout about one of its most illustrious sons.

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Modest Lucy admitted she was grateful for the award but the mother-of-two said it was a team effort. I think we need something of a history lesson. Boulton was not finished there and in he turned his attentions to coining machinery.

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Get the biggest National stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Samuel Crompton and Richard Arkwright might come next in recognition of their groundbreaking work in the textile industry. One benefit of my new role as cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture is that I get the odd sneak preview of exhibitions and events.

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