MAGAZINE ARCHIVE
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.

2016

ISSUE 1 (Volume 48)

Black Country Society 50 Years On - James Morgan
Lichfield Waterworks Trust - David Moore
Early Years in Darlaston (Part 1) - Mike Page
The Christmas Post - Bill Toynbee
Black Country Ramblings - Phil Clayton
1974 Pub Survey of Dudley Town Centre - Ian Jeavons
Rachael Heyhoe Flint OBE, DL
Home Made in Smethwick - Touring exhibition
A Gallery of Memories - Philip C Adams MA
Smethwick Summit Reduction 1788-1791 - Ray Shill
The Walsall Leather Museum - Michael Doyle
Some early Memories of the Black Country Society - Dr Trevor Raybould
Elsie’s Tale - James Morgan
1636 - When Richard Foley Faced Ruin - Roy Peacock
Alan Price (1929-2016) - Keith Hodgkins
JMW Turner’s Tour in Dudley (Part IV) - Brendan Clifford
Gunlock Makers of Wolverhampton - Mark R Cooper
Following The Towpath to the Past - Chris Turton
The Jensen Motor Company - Nick Maltby
Free events Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Black Country Society.
Memories are Made For Us - Mike Pearson

2017

ISSUE 2 (Volume 49)

The Jensen Motor Company (Part 2) - Nick Maltby

Meet The Committee of the Black Country Society.

Drinking, Brawling and Fighting at the Lye - Mary Bodfish

When Dudley Moved North - Alan Day

Quarry Bank: an Outsider’s View - Terry Church

Black Country Parish Boundaries: Echoes of Ancient Territory

                             (Part 1) - Dr Kevin James

Nightscape sees the Light of Day at Gallery

Early Years in Darlaston (from a child’s point of view) Part 2 - Mike Page

Black Country Ramblings: Along the Old Main Line - Phil Clayton

Rachael Heyhoe Flint update

Caeser Augustus Llewellyn Jenkyns - Terry Harrison

Noah’s Ark Blue Plaque

19th Century Ladymoor from Census Data - Jennifer Davies

Thomas Foley: The Fire of London 1666 & Old

                            Swinford Hospital - Roy Peacock

Railway Plaques: National Rail Museum, Delhi - David and Anne Bullock

Poem and glass news                                                      

The Euphrates Flyboat - Margaret Dallow

The Case For Wolverhampton - Nick Moss

May Myatt Recollections (1920-1975) - Nadine Cresswell-Myatt

ISSUE 3 (Volume 50)

Black Country Parish Boundaries: Echoes of Ancient Territory

                          (Part 2) - Dr Kevin James

Black Country Society 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Chance Brothers in New Zealand (Part 1) - Bill Toynbee

The Bickley Family and Trades in Bilston - Ray Shill

Thomas Monk of Lower Mitton and Tipton - Margaret Dallow

Euphrates and The Fly Boat (poem) - John Alan Davis

Euphrates Packet (song lyrics) - Phil Clayton

Fr. Francis Martyn (1782-1838) & the Mount, Walsall - Michael Doyle

The Black Country Society Reaches Fifty - Ned Williams

Major Investment for Multistory For Sandwell Arts Festival

From West Country to Black Country - Tony Ridge

Kewford Eagles Annual Football Tournament                  

Black Country Ramblings: Along the Old Main Line (Part 2) - Phil Clayton

Black Country History Day                                              

Responses to Wolverhampton Article (5003)  

A Day at Westfield - Graham Fisher MBE

Letters to Mary (Part 1) - Angus Dunphy OBE

Board Schools & their Appearance in the Lye & Wollescote

                         (Part 1) - Eric Pritchard

We Spake a Bit Different - Harry Taylor

Damage to Grave of VC Hero & Paving Stone Ceremony for VC

May Myatt (nee Hughes Recollections 1920-1955

                         (Part 2) - Nadine Cresswell-Myatt

Images of Dudley - Steve Burdett

ISSUE 4 (Volume 51)

May Myatt Recollections (1920-1975) Part 3 - Nadine Cresswell-Myatt

Story of William Russel at Lye Forge - Nigel Perry

Chance Bros in New Zealand Part 2 - Bill Toynbee

Board Schools in the Lye & Wollescote Part 2 - Eric Pritchard

When Steel in Dudley led to Brass & Gold up North - Alan Day

Black Country Ramblings along the Old Main Line Part 3 - Phil Clayton

A Woman called Peculiar - Mick Powis

Black Country History Day 2017 - Judith Watkin

Harold Hassall - Stan Hill

Planning the Future in 1948 - Dr Trevor Raybould

Letters to Mary Part 2 - Angus Dunphy

Elihu Burritt (American view of Victorian England) - Brian Conduit

Lord Cobham opens Dudley Police Buildings & Fire Station-Mike Pearson

The West Bromwich Gas Showroom - Black Country Museum

Cedric Hardwicke (an Actor at War) - Roy Peacock

The Irish and Wednesbury - Michael Doyle

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh - Ian Jeavons

Visit to Honesdale, Pennsylvania

                     (Home of the Stourbridge Lion) - Mike Pearson

2017

ISSUE 1 (Vol 51)

May Mayatt Recollections (1920-1975) Pt 3 - Nadine Cresswell Myatt

William Russell at Lye Forge & the iron industry - Nigel Perry

Chance Bros in New Zealand Pt2 - Bill Toynbee

Intl. Festival of Glass

Board Schools in Lye & Wollescote Pt2 - Eric Pritchard

When Steel in Dudley, Brass & Gold up North - Alan Day

Ramblings along the Old Main Line Pt3 - Phil Clayton

A Woman called Peculiar - Mick Powis

Blk Country History Day 2017 - Judith Watkin

Harold Hassall - Stan Hill

Planning the future in 1948 - Dr Trevor Raybould

Letters to Mary Pt2 - Angus Dunphy

Elihu Burritt (an American view of Victorian England) - Brian Conduit

Cedric Hardwicke, actor at war - Roy Peacock

The Irish & Wednesbury - Michael Doyle

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh - Ian Jeavons

Stourbridge Lion - Mike Pearson

2018
 

ISSUE 2

The story of William Russell - Nigel Perry

Blk Country Ramblings along the Old Main Line Pt4 - Phil Clayton

Erdeswick & the Black Country - Dr John Lester

Arthur Proudler 9yrs at Aston Villa for 1 game - Terry Church

The Royal visit to Wolverhampton - Ned Williams

South Africa Railway Plates - David Bullock

Eli Adams(Blk Country Story Teller) - Philip Adams

Jerry the Shetland - Eli Adams

Midlife Identity Crisis (I am or Ay I a Blk Country man) - Chris Turton

When Dudley moved North Pt2 - Alan Day

The Bilston Madhouses - Dr Leonard Smith

I Have Got a Medal - James Measell

Early Years of the W. Smethwick Male Voice Choir - B Toynbee

Billinghams on the move - Clive & Gary Billingham

There's no such thing as can't - Martyn Round

JA Barnsby & Sons - Michael Doyle

New Celebratory Installation in Kingswinford - Graham Fisher MBE

Mount St Primary School Memories - Terence S. Hyde

Kewford Eagles - Ian Pound

ISSUE 3

The munifluence of Joseph Guest & a Trowel in the Loft - Dave Kerr

A Mystery at the Delph - Ned Williams

Tom Harris, the boy who missed the Cup Final- Terry Church

A Racing Uncertainty - David Walker

Emanuel Bowen & the Black Country - John Lester

A Coseley Examination - Matt Mills

Blk Country Ramblings along the Old Main Line Pt5 - Phil Clayton

2 Schools that nearly didn't open - Trevor Rogers

Chance Bros. Interplanetary Project - Bill Toynbee

Black Country Spitfires - Peter Glews

BCLM Forging Ahead - Simon Briercliffe

Planning for the Future - George Moran

The Black Country Workhouse - Edward Davies

My Mother Told Me (vocabulary) - Chris Turton

Joey Tortoise makes a dash for Freedom - Stan Hill

Was it Really So? - Keith Robinson

Stourbridge Lions Historic Debut - Mike Pearson/Ray State

ISSUE 4 (Vol 52) No1

Was It Really So? (memories) Pt3 - Keith Robinson

A Gornal Christmas Rhyme - David Walker

Pastor Henry Rollinson (Price St. Mission) - Prof David Hughes

A Ticket for a Cup Final & a European Cup Final for £1 - Terry Church

The Founding of the Brierley Hill School of Art - James Measell

An Armistice Memoir - N C Hilton

The 1832 Blck Country Cholera Outbreak - Edward Davies

Victor Marvin Finegan AKA Lord Nip-a-Kof Pt2 - DE Yates & JD Halverson

Let there be Light - Carol Hathorne

The Rise & Fall of Nailmaking in Lye - Eric Pritchard

Tipton to Kent & Back in WW1 - Elizabeth Dorothy Wheeler

A Little Wartime Memory - John Lester

Blk Country History Day 2018 - Judith Watkin

Methodism in Kingswinford - Terry Church

Memories of Wordsley Hospital (1931-1954) - J. Godfrey

Sedgley Park School - Michael Doyle

Dartmouth Cricket Club - West Brom's Forgotten Footbal Pioneers - Steve Carr

How much for an Ear; Saxon Law Codes - Richard Denning

BCLM Forging Ahead - Simon Briercliffe

Ayli and 'itler - Paul Fieldhouse

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