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 many generations. 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 investigation into life in a time when industry and new production methods became the focus for fame profit and the working lifeblood of this Nation. The Black Country, is relatively small in size, but has made a huge contribution in the advancement of  science, industry and commerce across the UK and throughout the World. 

Members receive the quarterly Blackcountryman magazine, and through a password protected area on the web site, access to pdfs of all back copies from 1967, They can also take part in walks and tours and can attend society meetings free.  Members can also use, under license, the images on the Image Bank on the web site

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Membership benefits

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

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 annual membership fee of just £17.50. 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). 

Schools, Colleges, Universities and Libraries 

The Black Country Society welcomes interest from all governing bodies and those establishments of learning who would like to offer their students an exciting publication to read and a website to search.

Membership is just £17.50 per annum to acquire the same benefits as Individual Membership (one quarterly edition of the magazine and access to the website, plus Talks & Walks).