'Black Country Society'
Books & Sponsored Publications
The Black Country Society sponsors the publication of a number of books each year.
Each publication has some relationship to this historic and unique area of the UK.
There is already a variety of books with a wide range of topics available for purchase. These include places of interest, landmarks, famous characters, exceptional individuals, workers, business and political leaders, recipes, poetry, sport and even a translation of the Bible.
History and Industry mainly but we also have unique limited editions about rivers and canals.
Click the button (left) to visit the website pages and view the variety of publications sponsored and available from The Black Country Society
If you wish to purchase a copy of any of the listed publications, complete the PayPal or Credit card options listed on the 'Books for Sale' pages.
Are You an Author?
The Black Country Society are interested and welcome the submission of Features, Articles and Stories about 'the Blackcountry', to be considered for publication with the authors permission in the society quarterly magazine 'The Blackcountryman' and on the website.
Please use the 'Contact' Page of the website for all enquiries.
Remembrance 2018 'Never Good Bye'
This book remembers the lost men of the communities that make up present-day Dudley MB and the memorials established to honour them.
The book follows the sequence of the war and is based on fifty short accounts of service-men who for the most part served in their local regiments (now merged into The Mercian Regiment - The Heart of England’s Infantry). War memorials feature strongly and include both outdoor memorials and those in churches, chapels, clubs and factories. The range of materials and design makes each unique. Commonwealth war grave commemorations are also included, as these were often the sole contribution of the grieving families of 1918. Many, of course, could not really celebrate when fathers had been lost and children had become orphans. ‘Never Good Bye’ is on the grave of Lt. Roland Leighton of the Worcestershire Regiment, the epitome of Great War loss and literature. He served with the Territorials and the three words are still appropriate after a century.
The book is A4 in size and includes over a hundred pages, together with a hundred photos, mainly in colour, which contribute strongly to this souvenir of local Remembrance.
Author - Graham Beckley
Graham Beckley took over 300 photographs following the course of the river Stour, from tributaries rising in the Clent Hills to where the Stour joins the river Severn at Stourport.
His book is packed with 120 pages of full colour images and descriptive text, indicating the course and use of the river and in recent times the necessary management to prevent the damage caused by pollution. All images are cross referenced with Location, Time/Date taken and grid reference.
PRICE: £16.00 incl. packaging