Resources

The main resources produced by the Society for the study of the Black Country are the books that it has published, which can be found at the Society shop, and the past issues of the Blackcountryman. This page brings together a number of other resources for the study of the area.

The first of these is the Image Bank which contains a large number of images of the Black Country through the years. These can be freely used by members of the Society under license.

The Society also hosts a number of collections of material of different sorts - the Black Country photographs of Sarah Davis, Graham Beckley  and Terry Hyde; and pages detailing air raids over Birmingham in the 1940s, the Dudley Hippodrome in the 1950s, and podcasts from the Black Country Museum describing post war Black Country life.

The Black Country dialect is quite unique and not easily understandable by other. A guide to the dialect can be accessed by the button below.

The Express and Star also have a photo archive that may be of interest - use the link on the right for access.

The Express and Star also have a photo archive that may be of interest - use the link on the right for access. For back issues of the Blackccountryman, either use the main menu bar, or the button to the right.