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OLDBURY

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OLDBURY, an urban district in the Oldbury parliamentary division of Worcestershire, England, 5 M. W. of Birmingham, on the Great Western and London & North-Western railways and the Birmingham canal. Pop. (Igor) 25,191. Coal, iron and limestone abound in the neighbourhood, and the town possesses alkali and chemical works, railway-carriage works, iron, edge-tool, nail and steel works, maltings, corn-mill's, and brick and tile kilns. The urban district includes the townships of Langley and Warley.
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