Welcome to our
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.
From December 2020 the Society will have Member Only pages on the website. These pages will be password protected. The use of the password will also provide access to pages where early copies of the magazine have been saved in pdf format to be opened and read. These pages will eventually provide the opportunity to view copies of the past 50yrs of the Blackcountryman.
WHAT OUR UK MEMBERS SAY
".................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".
The Blackcountryman quarterly magazine - Flagship of the Society
Join today to receive the WINTER issue with 96 pages
in full colour.
If you would like to see a sample copy of the magazine
click the button below -
WELCOME TO OUR
Ms Barbara Robinson,
Ms Fran Wainwright,
Mr Michael Hollick,
Mr Jack Price,
Ms Helen Ingram.
Mr Brian Forsbrook
Mr James Smith
Mr Benjamin Wigley
Mr M. Pearson
Mr Robert Rigby
Ms Elaine Brittan
Miss Janine Willetts
Ms Caroline Price
Mr Alex Lukeman
Kerrie Clarke (Ireland)
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!
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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.
CHOOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
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
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Membership Form and
pay by cheque
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.
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.
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.
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.