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.

2020

VOL 54.1 Winter

6. Walking and Writing in the Black Country - Tony Gray

9. Golf in Wednesbury - John Lester

10. The Black Country in Prehistoric & Roman Rimes - Mike Hodder

16. Dudley Coop and Me - Pat Talbot

20. Baggeridge Colliery Mines Rescue Team - Ian Jeavons & Peter Glews

29. Wolverhampton’s World Champion Jumper - Ned Williams
38. Let Sleeping Pubs Lye - Steve James
48. Grove Vale, Social History & the Suburbs - David Cattell

54. The Story of Gertie Millar (The Aftermath) - Professor David Hughes 63. Dudley Drop Forging - Terry Church
67. AnEcclesiasticalAffair(TheAftermath)-ChrisBaker
72. Albert Gyngell (Etcher to Fine Artist) - James Measell

78. Ironopolis - Some Further Thoughts - Keith Hodgkins
85. Black Country Creatives - Author & Poet Rob Francis
88. Onions, stale bread and rice in 1801 Wednesbury - Keith Robinson

2021

VOL 54.2 Spring

7. LADY WULFRUNA & THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF ST. PETER, WOLVERHAMPTON by Margaret Dallow

11. BLACK COUNTRY CREATIVES - Richard Bruce Clay
14. CLARKE ROAD GOES TO WAR by Chris Twiggs
21. GROWING UP IN DUDLEY (Clifford Wickstead) Pt 1

                                       transcribed by Jemma Creswell  (ed. Brian Ridout)

31. BRIERLEY HILL ALLIANCE - Champions on their Turnip Patch by

                                                                                                   Terry Church

35. ELIHU BURRITT - A Reflection and Echo by Brendan Clifford
41. BLACK COUNTRY CREATIVES - Emma Purshouse
44. THE BLACK COUNTRY - According to Francis Brett Young by Jack Price

55. CONYGRE COLLIERY - Palethorpes building plans by John Dunn
58. JOE HASTINGS - Wolverhampton’s Champion Jumper by Ned Williams (Part 2)

66. A DUDLEY SHERLOCK HOLMES by John Lethbridge
69. NETHERTON KNIGHT OF THE OPERA by Ned Williams
77. WILLIAM FELLOWES - A Centenary Tribute by Michael Jones
79. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PHOEBE by Ken Hunter
85. KATES HILL PRESS -Supporting Cultural Endeavour by Greg Stokes (Part 1)

92. OBITUARY of William Leonard Pace C.Eng. M.J. Prod. E C&G F/E Teach Cert.

VOL 54.3 Summer 2021

6 STUART CRYSTAL SIGN GETS NEW LEASE OF LIFE ‐ Graham Fisher
8 ONCE UPON A TIME in the Black Country ‐ Review by Steve James

11 W.H. AUDEN & ROWLEY REGIS ‐ Norma Postin
17 THE WHO’S WHO OF WORCESTERSHIRE CRICKETERS ‐ Tim Jones

19 GROWING UP IN DUDLEY (Clifford Wickstead) Pt2 ‐

                                                   transcribed by J. Creswell (ed. Brian Ridout)

29 CORBETT MEADOW ‐ Helen Cook

35 ELIHU BURRITT (American Consul) Pt2 ‐ Brendan Clifford

44 FORGING AHEAD AT THE BCLM ‐ Mike Gibbs
46 AT HOME & AWAY (in the First World War) ‐ Ken Hunter

53 GROWING UP IN DUDLEY PROJECT ‐ Kerry O’Coy
56 DOUGLAS PHELPS & THE ALHAMBRA ‐ Ned Williams
67 KATES HILL PRESS Pt2 ‐ Greg Stokes
74 THE SPANISH FLU ‐ Edward Davies

77  ‘WONDER WOMAN’ KULI KOHL ‐ Kerry Hadley‐Pryce

78  SMELL, MEMORY & LITERATURE IN THE BLACK COUNTRY ‐

                                                                                                    K. Hadley Pryce

80 WALKING THROUGH WATERWAYS HISTORY ‐ Alarum Productions

82 JOHN ALLEN (Obituary) ‐ Jim Andrew
85 THE STAFFORDSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA ‐ J.P. Lester

VOL 54.4 Autumn 2021

 

6   The New BCS Secretary                                                 Anna Muggeridge


7  A POLICEMAN’S LOT ‐                                                      Chris Turton 


10 The New BCS Membership Secretary                          Jack Price

12 BARRELS DOWN THE BONK ‐                                        Steve James


17 THE ENVIRONMENT & THE BLACK COUNTRY ‐            Matthew Stallard

23 THE FIRST NEWCOMEN ENGINE ‐                                 Nick Ross


25 PLOUGHING THE HEATHEN ‐                                         Roy Griffiths

46 COSELEY’S MAN OF STEEL ‐                                         Lawson Hunt

51  WHO WERE THE BRICKFIELD MIDGETS? ‐                  Brian Ridout 


52  CLARKSON ROSE OF DUDLEY & THE THEATRE ‐       Peter Glews 


72 GROWING UP IN DUDLEY (Clifford Wickstead) Pt3 ‐

                                                 transcribed by J. Creswell (ed. Brian Ridout)

82 SEDGLEY BEACON & DARBY’S HILL ‐                            Matt Mills


90 NETHERTON CUT TO COOMESWOOD (an audio trail) ‐ Heather Wastie

92 Free REG ONLINE CHURCH & CHAPEL REGISTERS ‐   Dale Braden

2021

VOL 55.1 Winter

                                

6.      When a Monarch drove a Train in Dudley – Peter Glews        

9.      New Committee Member – Simon Briercliffe                

10.    Women Policing in Dudley during WWII - Lisa Brierdene    

15.    Harry Halford War – Eric Pritchard                    

21.    Black by Day, Red by Night – New Book - Brendan Clifford  

22.   The making of a Black Country Primary School – David Cattell       31.    Searching for “ales” in H’ales’owen – Steve James            

36.   Brierley Hill Grammar School Trip – Terry Church            

42.   British Glass Foundation – Ollie Buckley                    

47.   Terry Hyde – A Steam Photographer rediscovered –

                                        Keith Hodgkins      

54.   From Wooden Sail Boats to Iron Steam Ships – B T Ridout      

64.   Dark Mirrors – From the Other Black Countries –

                                        Matthew Stallard      

70.   Growing up in Dudley - Clifford Wickstead memoir (Final part)                                               transcribed by J. Creswell (ed. B Ridout)

80.  Black Country Creatives – Alex Brew                            

81.    Black Country Creatives – David Gaffney                        

82.   Huldufolk in the Black Country – Barry Hudley                

86.   BCLM ‘Call the Midwife’                            

87.   Alarum – Women of the Canals                        

88.  ‘As if it were Yesterday’ (Peter Donnelley) – David Cooper         90.  ‘In my opinion’ – New Book – Graham Fisher                

92.   50yrs of Events, People & Places – Graham Gough    

2022
 

VOL 55.2 Spring

VOL 55.3 Summer

VOL 55. 4 Autumn

VOL 56.1  Winter

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