The Black Country Society has members with specialist interest in the area. Our Industrial Archaeology Group have a particular interest in the buildings and sites of historical interest. The IAG plan a programme of Talks and activities annually and members of BCS are welcome to attend and take part.

Please note the new venue this year; the Olde Swan, (Mrs Pardoe`s), Halesowen Road,  Netherton.


Access to the room is by a staircase at the back of the pub lounge. The Olde Swan has its own car park off Northfield Road at the rear the pub, from which the lounge can be entered directly. Please note there is no lift to the first floor, so stairs are the only option.

New Dates for 2020 meetings will be posted in the New Year.


We Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year which we anticipate will be full of action to protect and preserve the heritage of the area in buildings.                                    



Groups & Links


Industrial Archaeology Group
The IA Group hold evening lectures at

the Olde Swan, (Mrs Pardoe`s), Halesowen Road, Netherton.on the first Wednesday of each month.
For details contact

Black Country Society Main Programme
Unless stated otherwise meetings are held

at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal DY1 4SB.

Meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome.
For details contact

The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust is a registered charity.

They aim to safeguard buildings of historical and/or architectural importance, within the West Midlands and Worcestershire, which are at risk of being lost.

As well as projects to protect and rescue historic buildings, the Trusts organise a range of activities to encourage and involve both new and existing members.

Visit -

Walks are restricted to members only to enable participants to hear the leader's commentary and maintain safety. Sensible footwear is advised. Every effort is made to ensure that the distance can be covered within a maximum of 2 hours, but every

walk is different and each leader has

his/her style of walking and talking.
David Galley  Walks Coordinator
01384 832157

Black Country Geological Society
The BCGS run a programme of monthly lectures and talks from September to April , meeting in ​ Dudley Museum & Art Gallery, St. James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HU, followed by a series of Field Trips to geological sites all over the Midlands. No qualifications are necessary to join - just a genuine interest. See the BCGS website for details.


Mushroom Green Chainshop
See the Industrial Heritage Stronghold website for details.

Mushroom Green Chain Shop is opened by Industrial Heritage Stronghold on the second Sunday of the month from April to October 2:30 – 5pm. Admission is free.

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