The final phase of a £10 million expansion programme at the Black Country Living Museum is to get under way after a £130,000 grant.

Phase three involves reconstruction of buildings rescued from Nos 16 and 18 Birmingham Road, Oldbury, and will create part of the second block on the new High Street, bringing to life a tobacconist and radio dealer.

A grant of £132,550 by the Veolia Environmental Trust was awarded through Landfill Communities Fund and was matched by other donors.

The museum’s Ian Walden said: “We’ve an international reputation for preservation of buildings by relocation.

“he Trust’s help will allow us to accurately reconstruct another fascinating part of Black Country history.”