Stourbridge is a large town,
located in Dudley in the West Midlands of England. The town has an
approximate population of 55,000 people.
Stourbridge is a historical town.
It is well known as the birthplace of the Stourbridge Lion, which was the first
steam locomotive to run in the USA.
Today, Stourbridge features a locomotive tour which tells of the industrial
history of the town.
Stourbridge is also famous for
its glass industry, which dates back to the 17th century.
Stourbridge is home to many attractions which show off their industry of glass
such as the Red House glass cone, which is one of the only glass cones in the UK. The Ruskin
Glass Centre is where the British Glass Biennale exhibition and the
International Glass Festival are hosted.
Famous residents associated with
Stourbridge include John Penney, a musician who was born in Quarry Bank, only 3
miles from Stourbridge. Others include Matt Neal (racing driver), Stephen
Laughton (playwright) and Don Kenyon (cricketer).
Neighbouring towns include West Bromwich (8 miles), Bewdley (9 miles) and Codsall