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Welcome to the Black Country Society website.  The Society is concerned with the history, people, places and lifestyles of the generations that lived, worked and played in the area and those currently making a difference. 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. 

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

Details of the aims of the Black Country Society, its and history.

If you wish to donate to the Society, please use the button to the left which will take you to a PayPal donation page  (which allows for debit / credit card payments)

The Society blog

The blog contains short articles of a range of different sorts, and includes a comments facility - click on the button for more details.

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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.


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, both face to face and online via Zoom, 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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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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Since its founding in 1967, the Society has built up a large document archive - minutes of meetings, 200+ copies of the Blackcountryman, almost a 100 books, together with Christmas cards, calendars, first day covers etc. Work is underway to properly store and archive this material and the link below gives access to much of this material

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

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Our YouTube channel is here with  videos from face to face and online meeting


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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