Joined the Black Country Society and you will

receive The Blackcountryman, quarterly

magazine, information on all Events, including

Visits, Walks and Talks plus the opportunity to

purchase 'first edition' Special Publications

about this unique area of the West Midlands. 

The Society has MEMBER ONLY PAGES on the website and if you have searched through the magazine 'Contents' pages and found a reference you would like to read, membership will supply you with a password to access the Magazine Library, select the edition and read it at your leisure! 

The 'Blackcountryman'

The Society magazine is called 'The Blackcountryman'.

It has been published for over 50 years and its content in features and articles

from a large number of contributors have become an outstanding and important

archive about the people and industry of this area.

The magazine is printed quarterly. It is reproduced in full colour and containing

Black Country related Features, Articles, Stories, Local Humour, Poetry and Historic

Documents. It's contributors include professional authors, teachers, students and researchers as well as 'local people', who are invaluable contributors, with important and significant memories of times past and in many cases, with an "extraordinary tale to tell."

Each issue of the magazine contains a variety of topics. Where else would you find a mix of subject matter including Music Halls & Cinemas, Canals & Rivers, Women Nail Makers & Iron Masters, Coal Mines & Lords of the Manor, Early Car & Motorbike Manufacturers, Sporting Hero's & Famous Characters plus Historic Buildings & Trades. 

In addition, the magazine contains book reviews and also information related to the Walks, Talks & Events hosted by the 'Black Country Society'.

The Blackcountryman magazine is delivered free, as part of membership of the society and is also available for purchase by the public from selected local outlets.


BACK ISSUES of 'The Black Countryman' magazine

The Black Country Society keeps a stock of back issues which are available to purchase either individually or in multiples. If you find something of interest in the 'search index', look up the year and issue date, then send an email to the society and we will do our best to get you, your own copy to read.

Back issues are priced at £2.50 incl. postage. (Multiples POA)


Don't let local history and your own treasured memories disappear!

Share them with the Members of BCS and we will keep them in our archive for future generations to read and benefit from.

Contact the Editor today!