Dear Visitor, since the Society was established late in 1967 the First issue of the Blackcountryman magazine was published in 1967. This tradition has been continued and you will therefore find all Issues numbered 1 in the year before the following issues 2,3 and 4. If you have any queries please contact the society and we will be pleased to help with your enquiry.



BCNS - 24 hours Challenge 2015
Angela Scott in the late 1940s - A. Dunphy
Charles Winne: the life, times and legacy of a 17th century

    puritan priest (Part 2) - Dr Derek Thomas
Conservator to Stay - A. Eales
Leonardo and the Art of Glassmaking – G. Fisher
Landmark for Black Country Ale Tairsters - M. Round
The Heart of the Stour: Exhibition by G. Beckley
The Fishley Charity - M. Doyle
Book Launch: ‘Bilston, Bradley & Ladymoor’
Black Country Image: Bilston Steeplejack - G. Gough
Private Thomas Postins - update - R. Peacock
The Ballad of St. Kenelm
National Service - Another Perspective (Part 3) - K. Blount
The Practice of Churching - M. Pearson
Charlie Marson - T. Church
Harold Rylett on Nailing and Chainmaking - C. Beavis
JMW Turner’s Tour in Dudley (Part 1) - B. Clifford
F Bernard Shaw RIP November 2014
International Festival of Glass 2015
Terrific Explosion - J. Rhead
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 10th Anniversary
Wednesbury Rugby Club Images from 1920s
The Black Country River - I. Henery
Railway Images - S. Burdett
Were We Really Poor? - B. Dakin
Story of a Street: Railway Street, Horseley Heath - R. Davies
Chairman’s Historical Notes from The Legger (2009) - Vic Smallshire



Sth Staffs Regiment 1957 Intake (photo)
The Story of a Street Part 2 - RH Davies
Charles Winne: the life, times & legacy of a 17th Century

    puritan priest Part 3 - Dr D. Thomas
National Dialect Weekend - Wednesbury
Black Country Poet Wins Prestigious Award
Churching - update
Sandwell adds Records to Deceased Online
Ron Davies 90th Birthday Party - S. Hill
Kingswinford Railway Images - S. Burdett
JMW Turner’s Tour in Dudley Part 2 – B. Clifford
Black Country Society Lecture Programme 2014-15 - James Morgan
Bookies Runner - G. Southern
Re: Terrific Explosion 14 January 1856 – P.  Cutler
National Service - Another Perspective Part 4 - K. Blount
Sam Jeavons Black Country Character - G. Gough
Condition of England 1843 - Dr T. Raybould
Recalling the ‘old’ Bilston Central Station – M. Page
Childhood Memories of Smethwick during WW2 - B. Toynbee
FW Hackwood Biography - A. Dunphy
Exhibition Lion Farm Photographs – R. Clayton
Poets Remember Geoff Stevens - I. Henery
Black Country Boundary - S. Burdett
True History of Pork Scratchings - M. Whittle
Little Yorkie - Eli Adams


Lance Warren Obituary
The Blue Glass Bowl - K. Russell
Closure of Kingswinford Branch - S. Hill
Charles Winne: 17th century puritan priest (Part 3) - Dr D. Thomas
Acorn and Round Oak - G. Fisher
Hawkesyard and the Spode Family – M. Doyle
Memoir: Half a Century (Part 1) - R. Noons
Jack Purcell RIP
South Staffordshire’s Fast Disappearing Traditional

    Farmyard Scene - A. Dunphy
Autumn Morning of the Canal (image) – G. Gough
Herbert William Woodward - S. Hill
The Festival - B. Dakin
Black Country History Day
Lest We Forget, Private Frank Arthur Potter - P. Dunn
The 1838 Lonely Planet Guide to Wolverhampton - I. Henery
The Haycock Saga - C. Weaving
Price’s/Bickley Wharf - R. Shill
Anglo-Saxon Verse - Ed Conduit
Nine Locks Watch - R. Bells
Black Country Geopark
Overview: Who Were the Anglo Saxons – Dr R. Denning
Poetry Corner
Black Country Brass - S. Hill
Brierley Hill Schoolboys 1965 - T. Church
Wolverhampton Remembrance Sunday – E. Birch
Acknowledgement of Great Service
Lynn Boleyn MBE

Vol 49 . 1 Winter

Where the Past meets the Present: People in Sandwell Valley

                                                                            - J. Miskin & M. Hodder
Charles Winne: 17th century puritan priest (Part 4) - Dr D. Thomas
Maurice Scrolls Back the Years in Aldridge
Price’s/Bickley Wharf (Part 2) - R. Shill
Memoir: Half a Century (Part 2) - R. Noons
Exciting Times for Tunnel Trust
The Annie Stanford Mystery - T. Munslow
A Youngster in the Electricity Supply Industry a Hundred

    Years Ago - editor M. Richards
Christmas Poetry Corner
The Battle for the Stourbridge/Worcester Canal 1786 - Dr T. Raybould
Black Country History Day 2015 – J. Watkin
The Wolverhampton Steam Laundry – N. Leadbeater
Amblecote in the 1950s - A. Bartlett
On the Bottle (image) - G. Gough
JT Leslie Attwood - R. Peacock
JMW Turner’s Tour in Dudley - Part 3 - B. Clifford
Breaking the Ice (image) - G. Gough
Come With me to the Hawthorns – H. Taylor
Doh Chuck the Babbie out wi’ the Bath Wairter - M. Pearson
The Forgotten Forest of Parkfield - P. & L. Cutler
Round Oak Steelworks and Jobs for Life – T Church
Ignatius Spencer (1799-1864) and the Black Country - M. Doyle
An Orange for Christmas - A. Moseley..


Vol 49 . 2 Spring

MBE Presentation to Lynn Boleyn
The Saddle Trade - M. Doyle
Smethwick’s Cinema - DE Yates & JD Halverson
Charles Hanmer Obituary - R. Maskery
Unveiling of Memorial Plaque to Catherine Eddowes - D. J Cox
WW2 Civil Defence Service Volunteers
Thoughts on Oxley Viaduct - P. & L. Cutler
Under the Hammer - J. Morgan
Steers Meadow Colliery Disaster (Wednesbury) 1863 - P. Cutler
Sketchbooks of Elizabeth Reynolds & Helen Heywood - M. Bodfish
Bunch of Blue Ribbons: Wife Selling in the Black Country

                                                                                             - S. Prevost
On The Buses - B. Toynbee
Society Walk and Visits Programme
Modern Times - ‘Inky’
Are Football Matches Bought & Sold – J. Pennington
Poetry Pages
The Words That Travelled - C. Turton
Black Country Ramblings - P. Clayton
Price’s/Bickley Wharf (Part 3) - R. Shill
Walsall Poetry Society
The Anglo-Saxon Diet - Dr R. Denning
Memories From the Past - D. LH Bywater
Frederick Allen - C. Beavis


Vol 49 . 3 Summer

Retirement Presentation to Linda Button
Interpreting Place Names - Dr K. James
Lt E Felix Baxter VC - R. Peacock
Dudley War Memorials Book Launch
Prize Crossword Puzzle - Dr John Lester
Launch of Chance Glassworks Heritage Trust
Under The Hammer - J. Morgan
The Black Country River (River Tame) – I. Henery
Report on the 2015-16 Lecture Programme - J. Morgan
The Second Zeppelin Raid on the Black Country - M. Powis
Thomas Clarke: A Short and Troubled Life - C. Twiggs
New Glass Museum Receives its Name
Society Summer Walks/Visits Programme
Shut End Railway - R. Shill

Dreams Unfulfilled (poem) - R. Smout
Old Brierley Hill (Part 1) - Edited by M. Pearson
Whatever Happened to Moses Stiles - A. Haywood
Help Save St. Luke’s Wolverhampton – M. R Cooper
A Trip to Flanders Field - K. & T. Ridge
The Oak Tree Has Fallen - Dr B. Dakin
A Sad Farewell to John ‘JEDD’ Edwards
Leonard Lawley Obituary
Churchill Forge Water Mill - D. Bache
The Light Comes to Walsall - N. Williams
George J Mason Limited - B. Buck

Vol 49 . 4 Autumn

Interpreting Place Names - Part 2 - Dr K. James
Black Country History Day
My Pig - H. Taylor
Looking Further Into the ‘Hole in the Ground’ - P. Talbot
Home Made in Smethwick - new book

Coffee Gringers to Castors: Kenrick Collection at BCLM - K. Davies
Black Country Ramblings - P. Clayton
No Excuses, Just Results (the life of Len Crane) - M. Richards
The Very Reverend Canon Bathurst & the Black Country - M. Doyle
History of the Lye and Lye Waste: Fact & Fiction - E. Pritchard
For A Bunch of Blue Ribbons: A Look at WifeSelling - S. Prévost
Two Dudley Lads During WW1 - J. Clark
St John’s Church, Kates Hill - Grand Key Ceremony - D. Brownlee
Our Stour’ The Black Country River, New Book by G. Beckley
Saiah Aston, Cockshutts Colliery – P. Cutler
Wolverhampton to Rangoon: Story of Dora Hand - N. Leadbeater
Old Brierley Hill (Part 2)
The Horrible History of Wednesbury – I. Henery
Mr Byng’s Tour of the Dudley Area – P. Dunn
Prize Crossword - Dr J. Lester

Vol 50 . 1 Winter

Interpreting Place Names (Part 3) - Dr K. James
Black Country Ramblings (Part 2) - P. Clayton
Early Iron West Midland Canal Boats - R. Shill
Noah Hingley (1796-1877): An Alternative View - P.  Cutler
Our Best-Kept Secret: The Blue Plaque - B. Dakin
Black Country Drinking in the 1970s - K. Hodgkins
Bertie Crick - Soldier at Passchendale - M. R Cooper
Sister Dora, Black Country Angel Who Died on

    Christmas Eve - I. Henery
Allan Baker: Willingsworth to Walsall via Wembley and

    Villa Park - T. Church
Playing for the Albion 100 Years Ago - H. Taylor
The Deaf Saddle Maker - M. Doyle
First Piano Lesson - D. Lester
Priestfield and the ‘Battle of the Gauges᾿ - M. Page
On Life in the 1500s - M. Pearson
Glass Snippets
Railway Images - S. Burdett
Aristocratic Involvement in Promoting the

    Canal Revolution - T. Raybould
National Service Stories in The Blackcountryman - G. Darby
The Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue 1866 - P. Cutler
The Second Zeppelin Raid on the Black Country - M. Powis
The Dynasty Builder - D. Williams-Thomas

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