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.

1996

ISSUE 1

Black Country Personalities - Lord Harmar Nicholls - S. Hill

The Christmas Fair - B. Barr

Wolverhampton's Civic Society Blue Plaques

Tipton's Forgotten M.P. - D. Yates

Black Country Museum Aquisition - J. Boulton

Men Before their Time (Manders Works Council) - P. Hickman

Airships Over the Black Country - J. Van Leezdem

Corngreaves School 1892 - 1922 - J. West

Rolfe Street Baths - R. Griffin

A Loss to Cradley - G.E. Hodgetts

Very Hip at the Hippodrome - J. Sparry

Lost Mansions of Sedgley - R. Baker

Black Country Bumpkin - V. Holloway

Wordsley Brewery - D. Cox

Swinford - in Search of a Boundary - E. Richardson

Harry & Carl Northwood (Wordsley Boys) - J.S. Measell

Mr Jeston Homfray & The Old Worse & Worse - P. Barnsley

Braithwaite & Kirk, Crown Works - P.J. English

1997

ISSUE 2

Black Country Personalities - Alderman Sir John Chalstrey, M.A., M.D., DSc.,F.R.C.S., Lord Mayor of London 1995-6 - S. Hill

Made in te Black Country for S.S. Titanic - R. Moss

Nancy Price, Actress, Novelist, Film Producer - J. Perry

Corngreaves School 1892 - 1922 - J. West

What's in a Name - K. Bloomer

Working in Wartime Cradley Heath - P. Taylor

The Steve Bloomer Memorial - P. Barnsley

Sir John Campbell, Dudleys Modern MP - P. Skidmore

The Sunday Opening Wars in the Black Country - N. Williams

Himley Hall - R. Jullian

A Man who Owns a Star - J. Hunt

Brian Manning, Hon. Doctor of Science - Prof. E. Ives

As Busy as Bees in Bilston Street - J. Sparry

County Youth Drama - R. Griffin

ISSUE 3

Black Country Personalities - H. Jack Haden - S. Hill

The Walsall Chamber of Commerce - E.J.L. Elwell

Steve Bloomer's Claim to Fame - P. Barnsley

Corngreaves School 1892 - 1922 - J. West

Ralph Meanly - The Black Country Baritone - C. Simmonds

A Community in the Early Forties - Horsley Heath - K. Blount

The Sedgley Manor Local Museum Mural - R. Baker

Around the Black Country Museum with Ron Davies - R. Davies

Sir John Campbell, Dudley's First Modern MP II - P. Skidmore

A Stitch in Time - G.G. Chance

Retracing Footsteps - M. Clarkson

'Two Little Chicks' and other chortles - J. Sparry

Greensforge Roman Sites - D. Cox

The Cinema in Wartime - M. Massey

Graseley Old Hall - G. Warburton

'Flying the Flag - G. Beckley

ISSUE 4

Black Country Personalities - Stanley Adams - S. Hill

The Discovery of the Powder Plot - J. Sparry

George Armstrong & the GWR at Wolverhampton - N. Williams

Harry & Carl Northwood ( Wordsley Boys) - J.S. Measell

Braithwaite & Kirk, Crown Works, W. Bromwich - P.J. English

I Remember - 1940-1947 - Memories of Lapal, Halesowen and Lapal Primary School - M. Wheway

Bilston Landmarks - R. Davies

Corngreaves School 1892 - 1922 III - J. West

Christ Church, Quarry Bank Celebrates 150yrs-Rev T. Chapman

Bob Marsh - Candle Maker - P.Power

A Community in the Early 1940's, Horsley Heath - K. Blount

Lye Forge - P.W. King

Black Country Bumpkin -

    A Land Fit for Heroes 1919 - 1929 - V. Holloway

Footer - J.D. Williams

1997

ISSUE 1

Black Country Personalities - John Graham Price - S. Hill

Rally of Black Country Made Vehicles - J. Boulton

Sagging Seagars! It's Sang de Beout' (Ruskin Pottery - J. Sparry

A Day to Remember - R. Griffin

The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries - D. Mannering

New Stamps - Black Country Connections - J. Boulton

A Black Country Marconi Wireless Officer WW1 - J. Bradley

A Child's Christmas (c1917) Poem - J. Hunt

Rolfe Streets Theatre Royal - R. Griffin

The Family & Local History Fair - G. Beckley

Fox Henderson & Co. of Smethwick - P.J. English

William Corbett in the Black Country - C.J.L. Elwell

R.A.F. Over the Black Country - J. Van Leerzem

Wittimer - R. Jones

Stourbridge Festival & Arts Forum - S. Wallin

The Black Country Viewed from Far Off Places - M. Homer

We Will Remember Them - P. Hickman

James Bates Brickworks 1840 - 1956 - T. Genge

No Nudes is Good Nudes - B. Broadbent

Rowley Regis Parish Church - G. Bubb

1998

ISSUE 2

Black Country Personalities- Frank Beckley- S. Hill

The Greening of the Black Country - P. Skidmore

100 Years of Springmire Reservoir - J. Van Leerzem

From Kingswinford Church to Kingswinford Cross - J. Sparry

Nearly the House of Dudley - D. Mannering

Cradley's Forgotten Connections - P. Barnsley

Advice for a Commercial Traveller - P. Hickman

The Tipton Heritage Centre & Museum - P.J. Lacey

The Life & Work of Sister Dora - A.H. Price

Christ Church, Oldbury - C.J.N. Fletcher

The Sanitary Movement of the Black Country Pt1 - C.J.L.Elwell

From A Police Sargents Notebook - J. Lester

40th Anniversary - Munich Air Crash

Braithwaite & Kirk, Crown Works Pt3 - P.J. English

Cum Sing Wi' We - R. Weston

Scarper the Chavvies - B. Broadfield

Baggeridge Colliery 1895 - 1968

Harry Ecclestone, O.B.E., PPRE and the Caponfield Suite

ISSUE 3

Black Country Personalities - Samuel Thompson -  S. Hill

Wordesley Workhouse - D. Cox

A Hymn for a Special Industrial Sunday Service - S.L. Fletcher

The Wolverhampton Flour & Bread Co. - P. Hickman

The Sanitary Movement of the Black Country Pt2 - C.J.L.Elwell

Is Gibraltar Redundant? A Kingswinford Walk - J. Sparry

A Tribute to Frank Richards - R. Bowling

Theatrical 'Digs' of Yesteryear - B. Broadfield

A Pennfields Hero - A. Dunphy

The Life & Works of Sister Dora Pt 2 - A.H. Price

100yrs of Pumping at Tack Lane - J. Van Leerzem

Nearly the House of Dudley Pt2 - D. Mannering

The New 'Cut' at Brierley Hill - G. Warburton

Braithwaite & Kirk, Crown Works Pt4 - P.J. English

Memories of a Lamplighters Lad - P. Power

The Lollipop Lady - I. Richards

Jack Judge on Record - P. Barnsley

ISSUE 4

Black Country Personalities - John R. Woodhouse - S. Hill

The First Motorised Lye Vehicle - R. Wilkes

Ninety Years of C.H.A.O.S. - G.E. Hodgetts

Open Days at Boulton Paul

75th Anniversary of Wolverhampton Trolley Buses - D. Vernon & JVL

The Sanitary Movement of the Black Country Pt3 - C.J.L.Elwell

Looking Back - L. Arrowsmith

Oldbury Vicarage Recalled - C.J.N. Fletcher

William Shenstone's 'Priory' at the Leasowes - Dr F. Burns

Braithwaite & Kirk, Crown Works Pt 5 - P.J. English

Jack Judge - A Retrospective - G. Bubb

'Phone Kingswinford 8 or Kingswinford 48 - J. Sparry

The Black Country Urban Forest - C. Bradley

The Black Country Local History Consortium - G. Hill

An Unlikely Connection - M. Jones

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