BCS Events Archive this page shows the variety of events organised for Members.



 JANUARY 25                

Churches of the Black Country
Speaker: Tim Bridges

Wednesday 25 January 2017


The Dudley Canal Trust Portal,

Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

The ecclesiastical building consultant for Herefordshire and Conservation adviser for the Victorian Society looks at some of the Black Country’s impressive and perhaps not so well known churches. info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk

 APRIL 26                   

The Irish Community in Wolverhampton
Speaker: Simon Briercliff



Wednesday 26 April 2017


The Dudley Canal Trust Portal,

Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Following recent research, Simon will consider a small but significant part of the City’s history and reveal some of the buildings and characters associated with the area. info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .


 FEBRUARY 22              

Clean Water in the Black Country
Speaker: Dave Moore

Wednesday 22 February 2017

7.30pm  ​

The Dudley Canal Trust Portal,

Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

The Chairman of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, a charity set up to save the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields near Lichfield, will talk about the introduction of clean water in the mid-19th century following a series of cholera epidemics when as many as 20% of the population of some urban Black Country villages died info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .

 MAY 3                     



A History of Colliery Ventilation

Speaker: Alan Hill


Wednesday 3 May 2017


The Pump House, Pear Tree Lane,

Dudley DY2 0XP

IA Group events will be notified when they have been organised.


info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .


 MARCH 22                  

A Canal Trip in the West Midlands
Speaker: Roger Butler

Wednesday 22 March 2017


The Dudley Canal Trust Portal,

Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Presenting a large collection of ‘before and after’ photographs Roger will take us back to 1971 and indulge in a nostalgic journey along our local canals and the river Severn. info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .

AGM - 50yrs and counting.

 JUNE 7                    




Exploring Ryders Green and

Swan Village

Speaker: Alan Hill

Wednesday 7 June 2017


WALKABOUT - Meet for 7.30pm prompt in the new market car park, Market Place, Tipton. (not the car park behind the Lounge Bar/ Limerick.

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 info@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .

Industrial Archaeology Group
The IA Group hold evening lectures at the Blowers Green Pump House (Headquarters of the Dudley Canal Trust), Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP.

Meetings held first Wednesday of each month  at 7.30pm.
For details contact iagroup@blackcountrysociety.co.uk .

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.

email: secretary@bcgs.info

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.