MAGAZINE ARCHIVE

2005

ISSUE 1

Black Country Personalities - John Scott Allen - S. Hill

Hill Top School (Pt1) - Dr. D. Thomas

Avoiding the 'Bitterness' of Party Strife

borough Politics in Wolverhampton 1848-88 - Dr. J. Smith

Eric Brett Young - M. Hall

Comparisons at School - Family History - B. Dakin

Robert Plot and the Black Country - Dr. J. Lester

Getting Steamed Up about Black Country Boilers - T. Lodge

Schooldays? - the Happiest Days? - O. Rose

Homer Bros. Foster Mother Specialists - R.F. Homer

Disappearing Brierley Hill in Pictures - R. Jones

The Watch Night Service - N. Johnson

The Twelve (Black Country) Days of Christmas - P.G. Jones

To Tea or Not To Tea - A. Truby

Jamaican English in the Black Country - J. Biddulph

Documenting the Workshop of the World - P. Evans

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - A. Dunphy OBE

Merry Hill 123 - 'Inky'

Peter Skidmore (RIP) - S. Hill

Further Memories of Hill Top - O. Coley

W. Midlands N Gauge Model Railway Club - K. Jones

The End of the Earth - J.B. Nicholls

ISSUE 2

Black Country Personalities - Paul Bloomer - S. Hill

BIP-Pioneers in Plastics - M. Butler

Ocker Hill-How it got its Name - D. Humphries

Something about Anniversaries - N. Williams

More Memories of the Farley Clock Tower - Dr. A.J. Mason

In the Beginning - M. Round

The Bottoms outa the Truck - J. Wood

Hill Top School Pt2 - Dr. D. Thomas

Bilston Beginnings - M. Jarrett

Pills & Potions 'Who's Who in Wolv - A. Dunphy & M. Miller

Rediscovering William Shenstone - A. Duggan

Memories of Bilston - R. Price

Corbett Hospital, 3d a Week - P. Taylor

Coming of Age, Letters from Gallipoli, 1915 - P. Wright-Thompson

Infants & Junior School - R. Jones

The Origins of Holt Road School, Blackheath - M. Homer

From Boy Scout to Sutherland Flying Boat Pilot - B. Riley/P. Dunn

ISSUE 3

Black Country Personalities - John Parker - S. Hill

Crash Landing at Brierley Hill, 3.30am, 167 March 1944 - K. Russell

Wednesbury Pendant Mystery

Honest Tom Parker, the Unsung Hero - B. Parker

The Church Hall, St. Bartholemews, Penn - A. Dunphy

Worcestershire Salt & the Black Country Salt Men Pt1 - M. Dallow

Pollution History of Black Country Streams - T. Langford

Wordsley World War II Air Defence Mystery - D. Cox

Baggeridge Colliery Commemorative Medal - M. Pearson

Sundials in the Black Country - J. Lester

Senior School - R. Jones

In at the Beginnings - G. Bubb

Black Country Dialect and Nicknames 1861 - E. Jenkins

The Brickie - A.J. Haywood

An Maria Bannister (nee Smith) 1877-1964 - I.M. Andrews

Baleful Bleats of a Black Country Boy 1926 - A. Truby

Black Country Dystopia: John Pettys -The Last Refuge- P. McDonald

Iron Links - C. Higgs

ISSUE 4

Black Country Personalities - Ralph Meanley, Baritone - S. Hill

Shakespears Granddaughter & the Bagleys of Dudley - J. Taplin

Romance & Excitement amoung the Cabbages - D. Bird

Varnished Leaves - History of the Manders - M. Pearson

Ivy Round - D. Winterburn

The Poetry of John Cornfield - P. McDonald

Blue Ribbon Mission - N. Williams

Godly Cleanliness - Robert Spear Hudson - N. Lemon

The Hole in the Ground Where a Hole Don't Belong - P. Talbot

Eldon Firmstone of Wordsley Manor - T. Rogers

Nine Black Country Artists - R. Perry

Culture Alive - B. Dakin

Black Country & the Industrial Revolution - J.S. Allen

Worcestershire Salt & the BlackCountry Saltmen Pt2 - M. Dallow

Visiting Sleipnir - J. Biddulph

Play - R. Jones

A Crown for Staffordshire - D. Mannering

Black Country Weeds - K. Brown

Canada comes to Penn - A. Dunphy OBE

2006

ISSUE 1

Black Country Personalities - Dennis Masters - S. Hill

Shakespeare's Granddaughter & the Bagleys of Dudley - J. Taplin

When is a Fossil Fuel not a Fossil Fuel? It's Coal - B. Hart

The Man Who Sang of Iron-John Evans Poetry - P. McDonald

Worcesters Salt & the Black Country Saltmen Pt2 - M. Dallow

Homes for The Poor - N. Williams

Sunday School - R. Jones

Rock Music? - A. Truby

The Black Country Museum - R. Julian

Jim Boulton (RIP) - S. Hill

A Crown for Staffordshire (excerpt 2) - D. Mannering

Pop in Cradley Heath - A.J. Hayward

I am My Voice & My Voice is Me - B. Dakin

The Story of Two Tipton Chirches - J. Allen

Those Spectacular Press Balls and How We Got to See

    The Editor's Red Braces - J. Beck

James Whale Letter to Ivo Shaw

The History of Your Famil or Your Family History (I) - M. Pearson

Kathleen Ferrier's Concerts in the Black Country - M. Jones

ISSUE 2

Black Country Personalities - Fred Willetts - S. Hill

Shakespeare's Granddaughter & the Bagley's of Dudley(III) - J. Taplin

The First Schoolboy International - T. Harrison

The Early History of the Horseley Co., Tipton - J. Allen

John Kilburn - The Gt. Barr Nightingale - P. McDonald

Sedgley and the Pen Industry - D. Humphries

I Can Reach Through the Usual Challenges - J.A. Davis

Dudley Zoo - R. Jones

Beeches Road School, West Bromwich - A. Truby

Baron Bilston of Bilston - M. Pearson

A Crown for Staffordshire (excerpt III) - D. Mannering

Master Craftsman or just the Master (Major Nicholls) - A. Smith

A Long Road to the Air Race - R. Hart

WH Peplows - Clockmakers, Silversmiths & Jewellers of

    Stourbridge and Worcester - M. Dallow

The History of Your Family or Your Family in History Pt2 - M. Pearson

ISSUE 3

Black Country Personalities - Derek Hemming - S. Hill

The Walsall Bombs - J. Harper

Master Craftsman or just the Master? (Major Nicholls) pt2 - A. Smith

The Old Lady and the Doctor's Muse: Life and Works

    of Frank Layton - P. McDonald

Memories of a Six Year Old Evacuee from Smethwick - A. Taylor

Going to the Pictures - R. Jones

Burne Jones, Baldwins and the Black Country - D. Cox

A Notion of Territory - A Social Change - B. Dakin

Gunners Bombarded - T. Harrison

Brierley Hill Men Meet UP IN Aftrica - C. Day

'When Everyone Knew and Respected the Local Paper's

    District Men - J. Beck

Yet Another Side of Dud Dudley - M.White

It All Seemed So Unfair at the Time - D. Mannering

Memories of Dudley Grammar School - D Southall

A True Blast from the Past - A. Truby

ISSUE 4

Black Country Personalities - Michael Joseph Coyle - S. Hill

G. I. Bride - B.M. Meador

The Missing Tenant of Wollaston Hall - J. Byard-Jones

Any Glass by Chance - D. Encill

Westwood & Wright, Memories of the Gas Valve

    manufacturer - T. Hollinshead

My 1948 Lawnmower - A Frustrating Friend - S. Eveson

How I Remember the Pictures in Brierley Hill - P. Taylor

The Empire Picture House, Dudley.

Visit of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards Band - M. Crowther

Are Black Country People Thick? - R. Jones

Master Craftsman or Just the Master

    (Major Nichols) Pt3 - A. Smith

A Day by the Sea - A. Truby

New Doors Ode Fodes - B. Spakemon

The Life of Mary Percy Jackson - L.D. Wilkie

Fires in the Shows - N. Williams

A Window in Time - B. Hart

In Defence of Walsall Poetry:

    Arthur Brockhurst & Alfred Moss - P. McDonald

The White Feather - M. Dallow

Milestones of Black Country History - D. Humphries

George Borwick of Baking Powder Fame - N. Lemon

The Forger's Black Art - S.J. Millward

Black Country Personalities - Derek Hemming - S. Hill

The Walsall Bombs - J. Harper

Master Craftsman or just the Master? (Major Nicholls) pt2 - A. Smith

The Old Lady and the Doctor's Muse: Life and Works

    of Frank Layton - P. McDonald

Memories of a Six Year Old Evacuee from Smethwick - A. Taylor

Going to the Pictures - R. Jones

Burne Jones, Baldwins and the Black Country - D. Cox

A Notion of Territory - A Social Change - B. Dakin

Gunners Bombarded - T. Harrison

Brierley Hill Men Meet UP IN Aftrica - C. Day

'When Everyone Knew and Respected the Local Paper's

    District Men - J. Beck

Yet Another Side of Dud Dudley - M.White

It All Seemed So Unfair at the Time - D. Mannering

Memories of Dudley Grammar School -

A True Blast from the Past - A. Truby

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