TWO Dudley brothers have been able to step back in time and step inside their old house and their old teenage bedrooms – exactly as they were in 1968.

The house and the bedroom have been recreated as they once were at Dudley’s Black Country Living Museum as part of its new Forging Ahead project.

The property is one of two cast iron houses recreated at the museum in Tipton Road – one set in the 1940s and the other in the 1960s – as part of the new project that aims to bring to life a fully functioning 1940s to 1960s high street.

Dudley News: The cast iron houses at the Black Country Living MuseumThe cast iron houses at the Black Country Living Museum (Image: Black Country Living Museum)

Brothers John and Alan Aston, pictured, lived in one of the prefab cast iron houses while growing up in Dudley and on October 4 they were given a sneak preview of their old home and old bedrooms which were adorned with football memorabilia and Clint Eastwood posters.

Made from cast iron panels bolted together, the houses were originally built by Dudley Council in the 1920s in response to a shortage of housing at the end of World War I but the high costs involved meant only two sets of houses were ever built - in Birmingham Road and Ernest Road.

They were originally rebuilt on the museum site in 1991 but they have been relocated as part of the new Forging Ahead project and will officially open to the public from Monday October 16.