A Glass Garden

• (0) Comments by julian 12 July 2011

Using research by Joanne, Betty and Noreen, these plates have engraved on them the names of Chance employees and glass-workers from the Spon Lane area of West Bromwich.  I was interested in how family names reflect the transition from an agricultural and land-based economy to an industrial and factory-based one – in a way from the green of the plants to the red of the furnace.  The plates used were made by Chance Brothers.  They will be going on show in Unit 41-42 at Queens Square, West Bromwich, then Oldbury Library.