If you pay for your membership using Paypal then you will notice that the cost is slightly higher than if you pay by cheque. This is to help offset the charge from Paypal, and for all membership offers other than overseas is set at no more than 50p, the equivalent of a second class stamp. We apologise that we have to pass on this charge but we price our membership as keenly as possible and believe we offer one of the best deals for a member society in the country.

Black Country Society - Individual Introductory Membership

If you have never been a member then you can join for the bargain price of £6.42. For this you will receive all the benefits of membership (see below). This rate will be valid for one year only, after this you will be invited to renew at the regular price.

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Black Country Society - Joint Introductory Membership (covers your spouse or partner)

If you have never been a member then you can join for the bargain price of £9.00. For this you will receive all the benefits of membership (see below). This rate will be valid for one year only, after this you will be invited to renew at the regular price. This rate cover your spouse or partner so you can both enjoy access to talks, trips and walks.

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Black Country Society - Electronic Membership

For £8.00 you can now become an eMember. This means you will receive a high resolution pdf copy of each issue as it is released. You also have the other benefits of Society membership. This may suit overseas members, who pay a high premium owing to higher postage costs. It may also suit those who have poor eyesight as the onscreen pages can be zoomed in to allow them to be read. Once the electronic copy is ready to be distributed a link will be sent to your chosen email account for you to download your copy of the magazine. It has been tested on PC, iPad and Android platforms and is a standard pdf file. For a trial copy please email the editor at the address at the foot of this page. Welcome to the Black Country Society of the 21st Century

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Black Country Society - Electronic Magazine add-on to regular or introductory membership

If you currently receive your magazine via the postal system, whatever type of membership you have, you can now also receive an electronic copy of the magazine. This add-on will cost £4.00 per year and that price will remain the same as long as you remain a regular member. If you like to receive both a paper magazine, but also want to be able to browse the magazine on a computer or tablet, this is the add-on for you.

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Black Country Society - Individual Membership auto renewal

You can now renew your membership online via Paypal. If you click below you will set up an automatic renewal through Paypal. If you wish to renew for one year only see below. This only applies to UK members.

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Black Country Society - Individual Membership renewal (one year)

Renew your regular membership via Paypal for one year only at the price of £13.00. See above if you wish to automatically renew your membership. This only applies to UK members.

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Black Country Society - Joint Membership auto renewal

You can now renew your membership online via Paypal. If you click below you will set up an automatic renewal through Paypal. If you wish to renew for one year only see below. This only applies to UK members. The annaul price is the same as a single year renewal: £15.50

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Black Country Society - Joint Membership renewal (one year)

Renew your regular membership via Paypal for one year only at the price of £15.50. See above if you wish to automatically renew your membership. This only applies to UK members.

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Black Country Society - Overseas Membership Join or Renew (one year)

Renew your overseas membership via Paypal for one year only at the price of £26.00. See below if you wish to automatically renew your overseas membership.

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Black Country Society - Overseas Membership Auto Renewal or Join and Auto Renew

Renew your overseas membership online via Paypal at the overseas rate of £26.00. If you click below you will set up an automatic renewal through Paypal.

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What does membership bring?

All members of the Society receive four copies of 'The Blackcountryman' for their annual subscription. They are also offered the chance to purchase our publications from time to time at a reduced rate.

Membership helps provide valuable financial support for the Society, and in return offers opportunities to attend interesting meetings and social occasions.  Above all, you can enjoy and help to promote further interest in the past, present and future of the region. There are around 2000 members of the Society (including ex-pats in all parts of the world).

Black Country Society membership is open to individuals, independent groups and organisations recognised by the society.

If you wish to join the society or renew your membership by cheque rather than Paypal, then get the membership application form: click here.

Overseas membership can only be received in Sterling, the rate is £25 per annum.

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