BLIND Date is returning to TV screens and the producers are looking for Dudley singletons to take part.
The dating show, originally presented by the legendary Cilla Black, is set to return to Channel 5 later this year.
The first mention of Dudley's status as a borough dates from the mid-13th century, when Roger de Somery, then Baron of Dudley, approved of the establishment of a market in nearby Wolverhampton.
An inquisition after his death further established the value and importance of the borough, with mentions to the town's growing coal industry.
The castle provided the centre from which the town and borough grew, with early coal and iron workings helping establish Dudley as a major market town during the Middle Ages, selling not only agricultural produce, but also iron goods at a national level.
Working iron and mining for coal was in practice as early as the 13th century.
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