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
Details of the aims of the Black Country Society, its and history.
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, walks around areas of historic and local interest, guided tours, visits to special locations, museums, business establishments and places of historic interest.
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!
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
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.
This page links to a wide range of national, regional and local history and heritage societies
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Our new YouTube channel is here - content will be added over the next few months
This page contains information on how to contact the society, with general enquiries and enquiries about the store and the magazine.