Why not Gift a Membership to someone you know?

There are lots of benefits and at just £17.50 for

12 months, it's great and long lasting value! 

Welcome to our

New Members

Mr Ken Farrington,

Mr Andrew Turner,

Mrs J M Allen,

Mr Barry Wyton

Miss B L Coley

Mr W S C Richards, CBE.

Become a Member of The Black Country Society

Extend your knowledge of the Black Country and enjoy the

benefits of belonging to this unique Society ...

Membership of the Society will provide you with access to a wealth of knowledge and information about the

'Black Country'.  As a member you will be able to extend your interest in the history of the area along with

finding out more about the industrial leaders, inventors, workers and personalities across each generation.

The Black Country Society engages with its membership through regular Meetings, Walks and Talks, Book

launches, Events and Exhibitions. You will make friends with people who have a mutual interest in the area.

If you are not from the Black Country, we are sure the interest you take in the history of the area

will be enhanced  through the additional sources to investigate and surprising insights of life in

a time when industry and new production methods became the lifeblood of the Nation.

The Black Country, as small in size as it is, has made a huge contribution in the advancement to

science, industry and commerce in the UK and throughout the World. 

Member Pages - These pages are password protected and available to Members Only. They contain lots of fun information and Society News. In the Publications area Members can access pages from early editions of the magazine in pdf format. These part of the Magazine Library will eventually provide the opportunity to view all copies of the past 50+yrs of the Blackcountryman.




".................I am very grateful to committee members for all their hard work running the Society and planning ahead in these conditions................"


"All the best and keep up the good work".


"Thank you for all you do, personally and as a committee. It is hard work at the best of times and Covid doe mek it ony aysier"


"I hope you and all your fellow committee members are keeping well during these difficult times".


"The time has come to pay my dues; Well it's either that or spend it on booze".


"Keep up the good work"


"Many thanks for your efforts, excellent".


"...................tremendous publication  -  best wishes for the future of the Society and magazine".



Ms Barbara Handley 

Mr Adrian Alford

Mrs T J O'Brien
Mr Andrew Herrin
Ms Sharon Atkins
Ms Carolyn Price
Ms Ann Greene
Ms Diane Penniket
Mr Ben Callow
Ms Anna Muggeridge
Mr and Mrs A Haynes
Mrs J Platt
Mr and Mrs D Chance
Dr Philip Cadman

Mr John Benfield

Mr Simon Briercliffe

Mr David Robertson


The Society is pleased to be enriched by an extended membership around the World. Many overseas members have family ties and links to the Black Country and many others have a great interest in the history of the area. You are all most welcome and we hope you enjoy and benefit from your much valued membership. Thank you!

The Blackcountryman quarterly magazine - Flagship of the Society

Join today to receive the latest issue with 96 pages

in full colour.

If you would like to see a sample copy of the magazine

click the button below -

Buy a book about the Black Country!

 VISIT THE Publications PAGE! 

The Black Country Society sponsors the publication of a small number of books each year. All our books are researched/written by BC authors and feature the Black Country -

Humour, Personalities, History, Heritage, Recipes, Religion, Football, Rivers, Boxing, Street Names, Canals, Iron Founders and so much more ... visit the Publications page to make your selection.


NEW MEMBERS - For administration purposes the Society would prefer you to please Pay by cheque - Print and complete the Membership Form and post it with your cheque made payable

to 'The Black Country Society'.

Please post to: The BCS Membership Secretary.  7 Wilton Close, Sedgley, Dudley DY3 1HX

Click here to print a 

Membership Form and

pay by cheque

1 WINTER FC 1.jpg

To Pay online - Click the button below right and choose PayPal or Credit/Debit Card options.

Please be sure to complete all address details when filling in your payment transaction.

Individual Membership

The Black Country Society are pleased to offer an introductory membership fee of just £12.50 for the first twelve months, (£17.50 annually thereafter). New members receive all benefits, magazine issues and event invitations.

Joint Membership

Membership is available for you and another family member at the same address at cost of £20.00 for twelve months. The membership fee includes all membership benefits, magazine issues and event invitations.

Overseas Membership

The Black Country Society welcomes many people from overseas who want to be a part of a society that is linked to the important 'heritage' it represents, as identified by UNESCO. The cost of overseas membership is £30.00 for twelve months (this includes postage of your magazine). 


Join Today & Explore the past and present of

this fascinating area where innovation,

people, skills and hard work created a

revolution in the story of industry

that made Great Britain.

Once you have joined the Black Country

Society we will arrange delivery of your

magazines as well as provide information

about all Society activities including Events,

Walks, Talks, Lectures and Special Publications

Because of the virus pandemic the Society has had to cancel all Talks and Walks. However, all Members will receive their copy of the magazine issues as normal and we welcome any contact you may wish to make with the Society and Members through the website.

Together We Are Stronger!



The Society has embarked on a project to upload a pdf file of every copy of the magazine published since 1967. It is hoped this work will be completed by Autumn 2021.

Access to this information will be password protected and only available to Members of the Society. It may be possible to provide access to part of this archive of the magazine, and Society Members will be notified when this is ready for launch.

The Black Country Society values its Members and their identity rights. BCS operates with a GDPR Officer and a strict GDPR policy. The Society is pleased to communicate with all members as they wish (mail, telephone and email). The Society is aware of the need, not to waste materials and resources and asks that all members agree wherever possible to communication by email. If this is acceptable, the Society will only communicate with members by email to inform members of Black Country Society News, Talks, Walks, Social Events and to provide reminders about membership renewal dates.