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.



George William Prescott - J. Morgan

Black Country Vicar - Revd C. Hathorne

John Shearan, A Journey from West Bromwich, Around the World

   and Back to West Bromwich - P.R. Shirley

From Redhall Junior to Dudley Grammar Pt2 - A. Nicholls

The Telly - A Black Country Woman

Archibald Stanton Whitfield (1899-1974) P.C. Ray

A Special Order at Round Oak Steelworks - C. Pardoe

Sunday Walks along the Cut - M. Page

Remembering Merry Hill (Comp Winner) - R. Jones

Did the Ghosts of Lapal Tunnel save Dudley Canal Tunnel? - R. Amon

The Carnival Orchestra - C. Woodward

The Statue of Apollo at the Priory - M.R. Cooper

Hagley in the 1920's - J.W. King

My Goronwy Williams - One Man's Railway - A. Dunphy

Flippin' Good - J. Blundell

The House Where I Was Born Pt1 - D. Hughes

Every Family Had One - M. Dallow

Thomas Dudley launch new Moulding Machine - M. Pearson

My First Car - M. Richards

Don't I Know Him - B. Dakin



Night School - R. Jones

2001 is a Census Year

British Glass Foundation Launch

The Treasure of the Bull & Bladder - N. Baker

Before Round Oak Timber - Dr T. Raybould

A Grammar School Place in 1946 - S. Davies (nee Winchurch)

Along the Smestow from Hinksford to Devil's Den

   its confluence with The Stour - A. Dunphy

Wheels within Wheels - G. Fisher

The House Where I Was Born Pt2 - D. Hughes

The Founding of the Stourbridge School of Art - J. Measell

Merry Hill Memories - B. Barr

My First & Last Motorbike - S. Bridgman

The First Black Country Night - S. Hill

The Art of Serendipity - J.R. Flavell

My Beloved Bus Stop - J. Blundell


The Black Country & the Black Shirt - C. Morgan

Simeon Carter (1818-1890) - P. Carter

Merry Hill Shopping Centre - P. Taylor

Education in Amblecote in 19th Century - J. Morgan

John Frederick Jewes (1818-1958) - S. Hill

Prof. Sir Maurice Wilkes (1930-2010) ...

A Tale of Two Castles - M. Richards

Black Country Vicar - Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be? -

   Revd C. Hathorne

A Black Country Train Spotter - M. Page

Starting Work - R. Jones

The Mystery of Mr Isles - C. Atton

Wunderbars in Pictures ...

Wickham King (1862-1959) A Memoir Pt1 - J.W. King

What A Coincidence - P. Dunn

Do You Have a Moreton? ...

How Long is a Piece of String - B. Kirk


Wickham King - A Memoir Pt2 - P. King

Simeon Carter (1818-1890) Master Coach Smith & Iron Roof

    and ~Bridge Builder - P. Carter

Nocker's 'Oss - Ray Jones

Dr Henry John Perry (1804-1864) - Dr D.J. Cox

B'ham Jazz Festival at the Black Country Museum ,,,

Black Country Vicar: It's the Way I Tell Them - Revd C. Hathorne

Starnge to Tell - D. Simmonds

The Battle of St. James's School - Fascists and

   Communists Clash on the streets of Wolverhampton - C. Morgan

Before the Precinct Wsa Built - D. Hughes

Parson Moreton - J.D. Harper

Mario Lanza & Serendipity = M. Pearson

Cricket Lyrics by Thomas Disney - S. Hill

Nine Locks Ordeal 1869

When Dudley Tunnel met Castle Hill - Dr T. Raybould

A Tribute to Vi Whetton - R. Moss



Simon Carter 1818-1890 Master Coach, Smith and Iron

    Bridge Builder - P. Carter

Making a New Portland Vase Replica

Sydney John Sankey: A Wulfrunian in Flanders Field - C.Twiggs

Advertures Up 'The Blood Tub' - D. Lister

Attending Holy Trinity Infants School in the 1940's - M. Page

Do You Remember Dudley Zoo? ...

The Stringer Shop - J. Morgan

A Family and a Factory - J. Palfrey

A New Archive Centre for Dudley ...

Jack Daniel Powell - Railman - S. Hill

Van Gogh in Birmingham - R, Jones

The Notorious Rev. William Moreton - A. Franklin

Rosies Words - O. Rose

Skeletons in the Closet - I.R. Warren

John Corbett (1817-1901) Worcestershire Salt King - J. Hodges

Stage & Screen in S. Staffs & the Black Country ...

The Bespoke Black Country Mon - B. Dakin



Simeon Carter (1818-1890) Master Coach Smith & Iron Roof & Iron Bridge Builder (postscript) - P. Carter

The Y Station on Perton Ridge - A, Dunphy

Entering A Painted Horse in a Race - E. Jenkins

Memories of All Bright Girl's School 1955-58 - S. davies

John Thompsons's 1947-1970 Pt1 - L. Willis

Press Pack at Brierley Hill - K. Russell

Taking Account of our Past ...

New Local History Collection - Dr T. Raybould

A Chance Discovery - P. Dunn

Chamber Safeguards Historic Records

A Tipton Model Maker - M. Richards

Mystery: What was the Connection? - R. Marshall

Report of the Select Committee on the Oxford, Worcester and     Wolverhampton Railway 1844 - Dr T. Raybould

Dudley Zoo updates ...

Bernard Pumfrey - Wulfrunian to Stratfordian - D.G. Harris

Midlands Theatre Company - S. Hill

Bug A Warning - P. Franks

Earl of Dudley - Photographs from 1905

Schooldays The UnHappiest Days of my Life - S. Bridgman


John Thompson's 1947-1970 Pt2 - L. Wills

Bantock House - S. King

BCS at Who Do You Think You Are? - M.Pearson

Diamond Jubilee Year 2012 &

    (to York for the Royal Maundy ) - R. Peacock

POW Camps for German Prisoners in Brierley Hill - S. Hill

Going to Big School in 1950's - M. Page

Jim William Jones: An Appreciation - T. Brookes

Coal Mining Before the Industrial Revolution - Pt1 - P. King

Jesus and The Miner - M. Webster

Where is it Now? - A. Dunphy

Village Life (A Personal Memory) - J. Tromans

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Black Country Bridge in Australia - J. Meddowes

The Boy Paganini - J. Lester

Chris Kelly MP-What You Need to Know - M. Pearson

The Phantom Goon - P. Shirley

UK Industrial Heritage under Threat

Children's Games

John Northwood II and his Broken Masterpiece - D. Whitehouse

The Portland Vase Project 2012

Ibternational Festival of Glass

The Flora of Birmingham & the Black Country - Prof I Truman

Kinver Country Fair

Vol 46.4 Autumn

John Thompson's 1947-1970 -  Pt3 - L. Willis

William Morgan Longmore -Profile - S. Hill

50yrs of Painting the Black Country - B. Flynn

Flying the Flag for the Black Country - J. Morgan

Walsall Listed Building Tradegy - M. Peason

An Introduction to Walsall Writers Circle - A. Reed

The Invisible Nation - A.N. Britt

Black Country Mining before the Ind. Revolution Pt2 - P. King

Hospital Lane - A. Cadman

Nash & Carder: Stourbridge Glassmakers, USA - D. Whitehouse

Lord Peter Archer of Sandwell (RIP) - S. Hill

Olympic Torch in the Black Country - G. Beckley photos

Yarrington Navigation-The Stourbridge Connection - N. Baker

Pat McFadden MP: What You Need to Know - M. Pearson

Enemy Aliens & Suspect Persons - C. Morgan

The Haunting of Haden Hill - A.N. Britt

Life of Mario Lanza Ghostwriter - AJW

Mon 'o Many Parts (Jim William Jones) - J. Hunt

Geoff Stevens: A Man of the Black Country - N. Leadbetter

Coronation Day Reminiscences - P. Dunn

Black Country Bugle - J. Morgan

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