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Borough attraction clocks up eight millionth visitor milestone
1:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in Local
A BOROUGH landmark reached a milestone in its history after clocking up a whopping eight million visitors.
On October 3, The Black Country Living Museum celebrated the arrival of Linda Connor, from Hailsham, East Sussex, to pass the huge total for people to call at the 26 acre site, which opened in 1978.
The surprise VIP visitor was presented with an array of gifts including lifetime membership of the museum, a hamper, a museum print and gifts for her grandchildren to mark the occasion.
Linda Connor said: “I’m here with my sister visiting relatives in Cradley Heath. We’ve been to the Museum before and absolutely love it. I’ve never won anything before in my life.”
Andrew Lovett, chief executive at the museum, which attracts 230,000 visitors each year, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Linda Connor to the museum. Reaching our eight millionth visitor is a hugely important milestone.
"It is a measure of the public’s affection for the museum and the significance of the story of the Black Country in its hey-day.”
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