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 prior to issues 2,3 and 4. If you have any queries please contact the society and we will be pleased to help with your enquiry.

2018

VOL 52.1

Was It Really So? (memories) Part 3 -   Keith Robinson                                   A Gornal Christmas Rhyme (in 2 parts)    -  David Walker

Pastor Henry Rollinson, Price St. Mission -  Professor David Hughes

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

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

An Armistice Memoir -  NC Hilton

The 1832 Black Country Cholera Outbreak -  Edward Davies

Victor Marvin Finegan, AKA ‘Lord Nip-A-Kof’(Part 2) - DE Yates & JD Halverson

Let There Be Light! - Carol Hathorne    

The Rise and Fall of Nailmaking in the Lye -  Eric Pritchard

Tipton To Kent and Back in WW1 - Elizabeth Dorothy Wheeler

A Little Wartime Memory    - John Lester

Obituary: Brian Draper MBE   -  Helen Cook

Black Country History Day Report 2018 -  Judith Watkin

Methodism in Kingswinford - Terry Church    

Memories of Wordsley Hospital (1913-1954) - J Godfrey

Sedgley Park School  - Michael Doyle

Dartmouth Cricket Club: West Bromwich’s Forgotten Football Pioneers -     Steve Carr

How Much For an Ear: Saxon Law Codes - Richard Denning

BCLM: Forging Ahead - Simon Briercliffe

Ayli and ‘Itler -  Paul Fieldhouse

2019

VOL 52.2

Dartmouth Cricket Club: West Bromwich’s Forgotten Football

Pioneers (Pt2) -- Steve Carr

Clive Allen - Terry Church

An Englishman Abroad: Letters from 4th Lord Dudley - Dr Trevor Raybould Another Bowen Riddle - Phil Clayton

All the Wrong Subjects - Kerry Hadley-Pryce

Stourbridge Institute & Social Club at War - Edward Davies

A Solicitor of Art Henry Pearman Baggott - Brendan Clifford

Platform of Hope - Carol Hathorne    

Alfred W Worthington: A Life of Civic Service - James Measell

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

The Mystery of the Brierley Hill Church Model - Brian Buck

Jack Holden, Black Country’s Marathon Runner - Mandy Caddick

Blue Skies, White Clouds: Robert Perry - Brendan Flynn    

Emanuel Bowen & Very Localised Vocabulary - Various Contributors

Recollections on Glebe Street, Walsall - Michael Doyle

An Ecclesiastical Affair: Scandal & Libel in a BC Parish - Chris Baker

An Abbey in Gornal Wood? - A Ward Jones

Evening at MOOR POOL GARDEN SUBURB, HARBOURNE 18 May 2019

The Reverend Stephen John Rabone - Bill Toynbee

Snippets From Down Under - Bill Toynbee

Condition of Working Class Children in the BC in the 1880s - Edward Davies

Geoff Hill MBE - Obituary 88.    Stourbridge Glass Matters - Allister Malcolm

VOL 52.3

New Society President (Marlene Watson)

James Watt 200th Anniversary: Keith Hodgkins

16.    Black Country History Day 2019 further information

17.    More Adventures in Glebe St. Walsall - John Lester

18.    BCS Industrial Archaeology Group Meetings 2019

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

30.    Claytons of Oldbury (poem) - Tony P Cahill

31.    Old Bluey - Carol Hathorne

33.    Ecclesiastical Affair: Scandal & Libel in a BC Parish Pt2 - Chris Baker 39.    Mary The Pit Lass (poem) - Silvia Juliet Millward

41.    Black Country Humour - Iza Loffin    

42.     H Watson Smith: Music & Art Were His Life - James Measell

46.    ‘Mrs’ or ‘Ma’? To Me There is no Argument - Peter Glews

48.    Photographic Competition

50.    Duncan Edwards Exhibition

51.    Urban Dairy Farms in Darlaston Green - Peter J Carter/

 .                                                                                                  Dennis Parker

57.    Landscaping at the White House Cone Museum + Glass Matters

59.    An Abbey in Gornal Wood? Pt2 - A Ward Jones

66.    First photos preserved through archive project live on new website 69.    Wightwick Locomotive re-launched

71.    Ron Bentley (Tipton Harriers) obituary - Chris Holloway

74.    Cricket Clubs, Runs & Wickets from the 1970s - Terry Church

78.    Lye Goods Yard 1953 - Robin Shaw

81.    Ron Moss (1930-2019) - Obituary - Keith Hodgkins

83.    El Alamein (poem) - Eileen Ward Birch

95.    Wentworth Woodhouse visit 14 Sept 2019 with Worcestershire             Buildings Preservation Trust

VOL 52.4

 9.    Black Country History Day 2019 Final Details

12.    Remembrance and the Unknown Warrior - Roy Peacock

15.    Farewell and Welcome: Editor Changes - John Woodall

16.    A Local Catholic in the English Civil War - Michael Doyle

18.    Kingswinford Community Association - Terry Church

22.    Stourbridge and District Cricket Society

24.    BCLM: Forging Ahead - Simon Briercliffe

26.    Urban Dairy Farms in Darlaston Green - Peter J Carter/Dennis Parker     Part 2

32.    Ecclesiastical Affair: Scandal & Libel in a BC Parish Pt3 - Chris Baker 37.    West Brom’s Singing Star - Ron Simpson

41.    Harry Halford’s War - Eric Pritchard    

47.     Memories of the Canals - William Perry

48.    Brief Encounter (poem) Geoffrey Southern

48.     BC Humour - Iza loffin’

49.    The History in our Green Belt: are we about to lose it - Dr Kevin James

56.    BEAN Celebrate Centenary - Michael Jones (Beam Car Club)

64.    Graiseley Hill & Graiseley Row - Neil Leadbeater

71.    Sister Ruth Taylor MD c.1869-1917 - Terry Harrison

78.    The Black Country’s Last Mining Disaster - Peter Glews

93.    A Eulogy For a Lost Industry - Alan Dowen

95.    Startin’ Werk (Poem) - Michael Cliffe

2019

VOL 53.1

6 Black Country Creatives - R M Francis

10 100yrs of cricket at Sandwell Park - Paul Carr

20 Kuli Kholi - Writer & Poet

24 Tipton Thunderbolt - Brian Ridout

29 De-Industrialisation - Paul Barnsley

36 Emma Purshouse - Writer, Performer, Poet & Commidiene

Death & Desease in Darlaston - Keith Robinson

The other tudor black Country - Nigel Brown

PoArtry - Its a Mashup

Black Country Living Museum - Simon Briercliffe

I Dig Canals - Heather Wastie

Smidge Scrimpin - Kerry Hadley Pryce

Baggeridge Colliery - Peter Glews

2020
 

VOL 53.2

4. STAN HILL - The Black Country’s Blackcountryman

Tribute by Angus Dunphy

9. THE MAN WHO BUILT THE CORONET - Ned Williams
18. KINGSWINFORD MANOR & PARISH - Chris Baker
22 BRITISH GLASS FOUNDATION - Graham Fisher MBE
26. NATHAN PERRY - Tribute from Old Swindon Cricket Club

28. WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM? - Nellie Cole
41. WHITE SHIRT ‘BLUE COLLAR’ BLACK COUNTRY - Patrick Talbot 47. THE BLACK COUNTRY ‘PAM AYRES’? - Marianne Burgess
49 THE MANOR & PARISH OF SEDGLEY - Matt Mills
59. TELLING IT HOW IT WAS - Ron Simpson
63. SPRING HILL POST OFFICE - BCLM
65. WALL HEATH ‘NATIONAL’ SCHOOL - Terry Church
71. BLACK COUNTRY TYPE - Tom Hicks
75. STAY HAPPY - James Josiah
79. MY LIFE IS FULL TO THE BRIM - Lucy Onions
84. THE HIDDEN DEPTHS - Richard Bruce Clay
89. ROBERT PERRY - ARTIST - EXHIBITION AT HIMLEY HALL

VOL 53.3 SUMMER

4. New Chairman - Dr Malcolm DIck OBE

New Secretary - Andrew Homer

8. An Ecclesiastical Affair (Part 3) - Chris Baker

14. New 14. Lease of Life for Stuart Crystal
19. Dan Oram - Black Country Writer
27. The Story of Gertie Millar - Professor D. Hughes
33. Celia Couper - Ned Williams

42. Recovering First World War Theatre - Linda Cooke
45. From Brewery to Battlefield (John Rowley) - Chris Twiggs

52. Psychogeographic - A State of Mind - Kerry Hadley-Pryce

67. James Hesselgrave Thompson (Reverend & Botanist) -

                                                                                  Brian Ridout

74. Ironopolis - Nick Ross

81. Saturday Books - the Coalfields only book store -

                                                                                 Francis Sheppard

85. Eulogy for Sir John Chalstrey - Jonathon Chalstrey
88. BCS IAG Report - Keith Hodgkins
89. A Tribute to Ron Davis - M. Pearson

VOL 53. 4

5 The Black Country becomes a World Heritage Site - UNESCO

8. Grandad Dunn - Life & Times in Rowley Regis by

                                                                                         Norma Postin

12. Black Country Creatives - Writer Jon Hartless

15. 'Just William’ - a remarkable search of a family history by

                                                                                          Ken Hunter

22. An Ecclesiastical Affair Scandal and Libel in a Black Country Parish by Chris Baker
27. Black Country Creatives - Al Hutchins, Writer, Poet, Musician
 

31. Misterill’ - reflections on Stan Hill by James Morgan
37. ‘Nailed’ - A Brummie’s Eye View by John Lethbridge

41. Gertie Millar - Part 2 ‘Her West End Career’ by

                                                                       Professor David Hughes

58. Our Lady of All Saints, Stourbridge by Edward Davies

68. The Living Memory Project - Geoff Broadway interviewed by                                                                                   Kerry Hadley-Pryce

70. Memories of the Black Country captured by Alan Hughes
72. Terry Price obituary by Keith Hodgkins
75. The ‘Gentle’ Gentleman Athlete - Jack Corfield by

                                                                                      Chris Holloway

88. The Black Country - A History in 100 Objects reviewed by

                                                                               Dr Trevor Raybould

91. ‘I Dig Canals’ - book review by Keith Hodgkins
93. Whatever Happened to the Real Black Country by Tom Larkin

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