The Blackcountryman has been published for over 50 years and its content in features and articles from a large number of contributors have become an outstanding and important archive about the people and industry of this area. The magazine is printed quarterly. It is reproduced in full colour and containing Black Country related Features, Articles, Stories, Local Humour, Poetry and Historic Documents. It's contributors include professional authors, teachers, students and researchers as well as 'local people', who are invaluable contributors, with important and significant memories of times past and in many cases, with an "extraordinary tale to tell."
Each issue of the magazine contains a variety of topics. Where else would you find a mix of subject matter including Music Halls & Cinemas, Canals & Rivers, Women Nail Makers & Iron Masters, Coal Mines & Lords of the Manor, Early Car & Motorbike Manufacturers, Sporting Hero's & Famous Characters plus Historic Buildings & Trades.
In addition, the magazine contains book reviews and also information related to the Walks, Talks & Events hosted by the 'Black Country Society'.
This is a collection of articles that I have written for The Blackcountryman magazine ranging between the years 2004 to 2015, click on an issue to view my entry online.