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Black Country Personalities -

      Ken Downing from the Rock Band Judas Priest - S. Hill

Himley Recollections - P.R. Rostron

William Bannister & Co. Chainmakers - R. Moss

When Barnum & Bailey came to the Black Country - N. Williams

Galton Bridge (Poem) J.W. Jones

Noel Brettell, Lye's long distance Poet - H.J. Haden

Halesowen's Municipal History

Wall Heath House - J. Sparry

Professor Robert Baker - S. Hill

Local Studies in Wolverhampton - A. Franklin & P. Toulmin

My Love of the Black Country - A. Saholta

Mobs & Methodists, The Wednesbury Riots 743-44 - C. Spittall

Papers - T. Jukes

The Communications of Wolverhapton II - D. Huffer

Walsall Evening Institute - W.L. Pace

Princes End and its Railway II - M. Hale

The Grange Theatre, Walsall II - P.F. Viles



Black Country Personalities - Stanley George Yardley - S. Hill

The Man who Bowled Bradman - C. Morris

Grorty - T. Jukes

Politicians, Press and the Public - H.J. Haden

West Park, Wolverhampton - S. Whitehouse

When Sundays were Sundays - D.E.M. Massey

Wood's Boat Dock, Short Heath - W.L. Pace

A Walsall Doctor in the Falklands - C.J.L. Elwell

Mrs Baldwins - D. Barlow

The Garman Ryan Collection - D. Vodden

The Pewterers of Bewdley & Wribbenhall - R. F. Homer

Warley Male Choir

The Communications of Wolverhampton III - D. Huffer

Cooper's Ducks, Coots, Lezzers & Gobs - J. Sparry

Cauliflowers & Duck Eights - A. Price

Mobs & Methodists (Conclusion) - C.J. Spittal

A Night in the Workhouse - A. Charwin

When Barnum & Bailey came to the Black Country - N. Williams

VOL 26.3

Black Country Personalities -

                             James Cooksey Mason O.B.E. - S. Hill

Frederick William Hackwood - Historian or Journalistic Bohemian? - C.J.L. Elwell

The Commemoration of a Black Country Locomotive - J. Allen

Actresses in the Black Country during the

    19th & early 20th centuries - S.R. Wallin

The Black Country Disaster 1992 - R. Hooper

Busy Lines at Dudley - K. Tibbetts

The Loxtons of Wednesbury, Walsall & Cannock - J. Stringer

An Elizabeth II Manor House

    (a) Hunters Lodge - G. Wood

    (b) Another Man's Dream - R. Davies

My Richest Black Country Eid - S. Siddique

Last Days on the Line to Dudley - N. Williams

A Missile of the Thunder God - J. Sparry

The Communications of Wolverhampton, Canals - D. Huffer

Boscobel - S. Browne

Penn Common & Upper Penn, Goldthorpe

Hill and Bradmore - A. Dunphy

The Grazebrooks at Audnam House - P. R. Rostron

Oakeswell Hall - I. Bott

The Tipton Slasher Statue Unvieling

VOL 26.4

Black Country Personalities - Basil Eugene Poole - S. Hill

Railway Reminiscences, Dudley Station 1938-41 - K. Tibbetts

A Day in the Country - G.M Welsh

Bright The Vision That Delighted - J. Sparry

Radio Recollections - H.L Kershaw

The Communications of Wolverhampton, Canals II - D. Huffer

Tales from Tipton - Dummy - T. Jukes

Nevere a Dull Moment - D.E.M. Massey

Paul Bloomer 'Our Man at the Royal Academy' - S. Hill

An American Citizen's Black Country Ancestors - R.G. Martin

A Link with Wolverhampton Motorcycle History - J. Boulton

Jack Downing - The Actor & His Gilbert &

       Sullivan Connections - S.R. Wallin

In Buritt's Footsteps (I) - C.J.L. Elwell

Graveston Omissions - P. Hurley

Memories of a Black Country Lad -

      Wulfrun College 1959-61 - W. Pace

Baylie's Chainworks, Stourbridge - W.L. Downes

Appreciation - Jim William Jones - E. Lowbery



In Burritt's Footsteps - C.J.L. Elwell

Consequences, New Year's Day - D. Cartwright

A Thoroughly Modern Marge - J. Sparry

Baylie's Chainworks, Stourbridge - W.L. Downes

Wulfrun College of F.E. 1961-70 - W.L. Pace

The Remedies - M. Marsh

Flying the Flag in the USA - S. Hill

Black Country Water Supplies - B.J. Williams & J. Van Leerzem

Harts Hill Bus Garage

Tales from Tipton - T. Jukes

Black Country Personalities - Harry Eccleston O.B.E. - S. Hill

The Communications of Wolverhampton-Railways - D. Huffer

An Unusual Holiday - S.Hill

Wordsley Amateur Dramatic Society - B. Cotton

Mon O' Many Parts (Poem) - J. Hunt

My Life at Orchard Lane JM School, Lye 1941-44 - P. Dunn

Down in the Forest - R.Weston

Oldbury Independent Congregational Church - F. Allen

A Fearful Pit Accident - R. Hoole



Black Country Personalities- Colonel Audrey Smith - S. Hill

Fetes, Fireworks & Flummery ay Dudley Castle - C.B. Round

The Wall Heath Air Show - C. Harper & J. Van Leerzem

The Communications of Wolverhampton - D. Huffer

Taming the Tearaways - D.E.M. Massey

Museum Stalwart Moves On - R. Moss

Two Mobile Men - J. Sparry

Black Country Gas - C.J.L. Elwell

Public Art in Dudley - G. Warburton

Black Country Sounds & Smells - P. Shilson

Work in Lye in the 19th Century - Census1851-1881 - A. Day

Davies Brothers and their Neighbours,'Wolverhampton 21' - P. Thorn

Theatrical Entertainment in Cradley Heath - S.R. Wallin

Nick Adams - A Black Country Sculptor - A. Mabbett

Wulfrun College of F.E. 1970 - 82 - W.L. Pace

Home Straight (Poem) - A. Davis

VOL 27.3

Black Country Personalities - Hilda Mantle - S. Hill

Inside an Early Glasshouse - P. Chandler

The IMI Marston Heritage Centre - J. Boulton

Water Supplies of the Black Country -

    Smestow Valley - B.J. Williams & J. Van Leerzdem

Theodore Mander (1853 - 1900) Whitwick Manor - P. Pegg

Dan's Overalls - J. Sparry

The Gypsies of Brierley Hill - K. Russell

A Black Country 'Garden' - T. Jukes

Black Country Canals - B. Clarke

Brockmoor School (1887-1994) Pt1 - R. Julian

Black Country Gas - C.J.L. Elwell

The Mary Stevens Hospice mpves on - G. Wood

FD Ended - B. Minton

Training & Enterprise - Key to the Future - B. Turner

The Communications of Wolverhampton, Railways - D. Huffer

VOL 27.4

Black Country Personalities - Ian Messiter - S. Hill

Brockmoor School Pt 2 - R. Julian

Early Schooldays in the Black Country - E. Hobbs (nee Hill)

Reflections on Archie Hill's Corridor of Mirrors - P. McDonald

Inside an Early Glasshouse Pt2 - P. Chandler

First Job - D.E.M. Massey

Childhood in Ladymoor, Cisley - F.A. Barnett (transcribed T. Genge)

Around West Bromwich with Ron Davies - R. Davies

Ceres Works, Wolverhampton 1861 - A. Chatwin

The Walsall Anarchists - D.F. Vodden

A Tipton Wedding - J. Boulton

From Gladrags to Ragbags - C. Hackett

Taking the Bad with the Good - N. Sale

Leaving Home - M. Homer

Stourbridge Students - Garman Ryan Collection - J. Swift

From Wolverhampton to Wall Heath via Moose Jaw

    and Medicine Hatt - J. Sparry

Julie Hanson - J. Mantle

Washing Day 1920 (Poem) - C. Hackett

New Feature at the Museum - B. Clarke

The Experts aren't Always Right - E. Cotterill

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