Cradley - The Movie

This page, and the DVDs described below, are published with the financial assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The community-based Cradley Then & Now Heritage Project is supported by an HLF grant to help discover more about Cradley's rich and diverse past.

The Project ran from from June 2009 to December 2010.

The Cradley Then & Now 3xDVD set of 54 heritage films is now available. The 3xDVD set is broadly divided into; Cradley History & People, Work & Play and War & Peace.

The village of Cradley has a diverse history dating back to Mesolithic times. This series of heritage films tells some of its stories. Aspects of the community's unique character, what its people have experienced at work and play, as well as their exploits during the years of war, are explored.

Featuring: Stories written, narrated and presented by local people with works by local artists and musicians.

For more information about Cradley's heritage project take a look at the rest of the Heritage Project pages of this web site (see menu, left).

The 3xDVD Cradley film collection runs for some 6 hours. Check out The Steve Bloomer Story on YouTube.

The Cradley DVD film collection has been produced for the Heritage Project by Cradley Heath Film / h-arts Entertainment. It is one of the wide variety of their films, that range from short stories, to feature length movies and documentaries.

The 3xDVD sets cost £24.99. For further details e-mail to: Harry Bloomer, Project Lead, Cradley Then & Now Heritage Project,
Tel: (+44) 1384 635969

History & People: Cradley History Project DVD 1

History & People: Cradley History Project DVD 1

Work & Play: Cradley History Project DVD 2

Work & Play: Cradley History Project DVD 2

War & Peace: Cradley History Project DVD 3

War & Peace: Cradley History Project DVD 3

In addition to the DVDs, the Cradley Heritage Project has also produced a Cradley Trail and an Education Pack as a resource for teaching the history of Cradley.

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Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

The HLF gives grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom. HLF distributes a share of the money raised by the National Lottery for Good Causes. It enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage.

From museums and historic buildings to local parks and beauty spots, or recording and celebrating traditions, customs and history, HLF grants open up the nation's heritage for everyone to enjoy.

HLF invests £208 million a year in new projects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Since 1994 HLF has supported over 30,000 projects allocating over £4.5 billion across the UK.