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. 


The Blackcountryman quarterly magazine - Flagship of the Society

Join today to receive the Autumn issue with 96 pages

in full colour.

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

click the button below -



Ms Elaine Brittan

Miss Janine Willetts

Ms Caroline Price

Mr Alex Lukeman

Kerrie Clarke (Ireland) 

Mr Haydon Munslow

Mr Ken Farrington

Mr Andrew Turner

Mrs J M Allen

Mr Barry Wyton

Miss B L Coley

Mr W S C Richards, CBE.

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

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 has many members who no longer live in the UK. The cost of overseas membership is £30.00 for twelve months. 


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 to be launched.

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.

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