Oldbury, in the West Midlands, is a town located alongside the M5 motorway and close to West Bromwich, Birmingham, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Oldbury lies within the borough of Sandwell and is considered to be part of the Black Country.
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Oldbury was once part of the parish of Halesowen. Despite this association having long been cast into history, the Halesowen name remains common around the town - in street names and such like. Oldbury itself can be traced back to the 13th century and the area has a number of impressive old buildings. Two such examples are the Big House on Church Street and Oldbury Manor, situated just outside the town.
One of Oldbury's minor distinctions is that it was home to the first-ever branch of Lloyds Bank, which opened in 1864. Today, the building remains but the resident business is a fast-food outlet. This is perhaps symbolic of modern Oldbury - the town's economy depends much more heavily on service industries than it once did and the heavy industries that shaped the area have mostly disappeared.
Oldbury itself has a population of just over 10,000, but the area surrounding the town is quite heavily populated and there is continual strong demand for van hire in Oldbury. Van rental services are provided by local hire companies who offer a comprehensive range of vans: