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Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District

Aldridge-Brownhills was an urban district in Staffordshire, England from 1966 to 1974.

Aldridge-Brownhills
Population
 • 197188,306[1]
History
 • OriginThe West Midlands Order, 1965
 • Created1966
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded byMetropolitan Borough of Walsall
StatusUrban district
GovernmentAldridge-Brownhills Urban District Council
 • HQAldridge
 • MottoUnite To Flourish[2]

The district was formed in accordance with a recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England on 1 April 1966. It was created by the amalgamation of the Aldridge and Brownhills urban districts, along with part of Lichfield Rural District, and small parts of the county boroughs of Birmingham and Walsall and the municipal borough of Sutton Coldfield.[3]

The urban district had a short existence, as it was abolished in 1974. In that year the Local Government Act 1972 reorganised local administration throughout England and Wales, and Aldridge-Brownhills became part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Walsall.

There is still an Aldridge-Brownhills parliamentary constituency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aldridge-Brownhills Historical Population". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ Briggs, Geoffrey (1971). Civic and Corporate Heraldry: A Dictionary of Impersonal Arms of England, Wales and N. Ireland. London: Heraldry Today. p. 30. ISBN 0-900455-21-7.
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Aldridge-Brownhills". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 February 2010.

Coordinates: 52°36′N 1°55′W / 52.60°N 1.92°W / 52.60; -1.92