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Welcome to the Black Country Society website.  The Society provides a great opportunity to develop  real interests in the History, People, Places and Lifestyles of the generations that lived, worked and played in the area and those currently making a difference. As you will find throughout the website, the Society covers all these aspects of the Black Country and you are most welcome to browse the pages to get a flavour of the Black Country and the Society.

 

This home page outlines the contents of the pages that are linked to on the main menu bar, and which give access to all parts of the site. The Twitter feed below is used to give news of the Society, notice of meetings and events organised by the Society and others - check back regularly to see what is planned - or follow the Twitter feed itself.  The blog contains short articles of a range of different sorts, and includes a comments facility.

Click the button to the right for details of Membership of the Society and its benefits

Derails of the aims of the Black Country Society, its constitution and history.

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The Society shop 

The Black Country Society sells a range of books in its online shop, both those published by the society and those from other sources. In addition a small number of gift items available such as tea towels, are also for sale.

Events

The Black Country Society delivers a program of events each year and invites all members to join in and attend. Events are arranged to suit all ages and interests and include talks on specific subjects, walks around areas of historic and local interest, guided tours, visits to special locations, museums, business establishments and places of historic interest.  

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Black Country people

 This page contains details of many talented Black Country people - engineers and industrialists; artists, actors poets and sports players. Some of those described will surprise you!

The Blackcountryman

This page is devoted to the Society's magazine - the Blackcountryman which has been regularly published for over 50 years. Contents lists can be browsed and members can (through a password) access pdf's of all back copies of the magazine 

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Resources 

The Society offers a wide range of resources to those interested in the heritage and history of the area. This page has links to  an image bank; specialist topics and special collections. 

Links

This page links to a wide range of national, regional and local history and heritage societies 

Contacts

This page contains information on how to contact the society, with general enquiries and enquiries about the store and the magazine.

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