From LGBT Archive
West Midlands. It was formed in 1974 by amalgamating the former county boroughs of Warley and West Bromwich, and includes the Black Country towns of Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Tividale, Wednesbury, and West Bromwich. It takes its name from the former Sandwell Priory, rather than from any of the constituent towns.
There is a Sandwell LGBT Community Group.
An LGBT reading group meets monthly in Smethwick Library.