Publications

Welcome to our new publications page. This page features the newest publications from both the Black Country Society and other selected publishers.

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For payment via Paypal you can now order via our on line shop. Postage is included for each book you order, if your order contains a number of our titles excess postage refunded via Paypal when your items are despatched. This applies to both Paypal and cheque payments.

To order publications and pay by cheque, please contact:

Michael Pearson 
54 Fairmile Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3QB

If you wish to order books and pay by cheque then please make it payable to 'The Black Country Society'. Please add 1/3 of the publication price for postage and packing, up to a maximum charge of £2.80 per order. This applies to orders to be delivered to UK addresses only.

Overseas customer MUST contact us for postage and packing details before ordering. Let us know what you would like to order and we will send you a request for funds via Paypal.

If you have any queries please email us for clarification.

Picture Paragraphs by (editor) Adrian Baggett

£6.50Postage & packaging: £free

The sub-title of this interesting reproduction is: ‘Things Seen in every day life: explained and illustrated’. It is an exact reproduction of a 1913 book, which had lots of tips and instructions of how things were done and made just over a century ago. The book is priced very reasonably as production costs have been kept low by Adrian. It provides an examination of how life was, and it may well be an eye-opener for modern generations. The book is well illustrated with many personal photographs, as well as accounts of those who lived ‘back to back’. You will get a flavour of the life many of our own ancestors had to endure. This is a fascinating records of our past, and one you will come back to for new information time and again.

The Black Country Dialect by Ed Conduit

£7.99Postage & packaging: £2.00

A modern linguistic analysis by Ed. The regional dialect may at first sound like bad English, but is in fact the product of 1500 years of history. With Anglo Saxon influences, unadulterated by the Normans so that only one word in seven in the dialect is French. This book is published by Laghamon and is a fascinating insight into the way we spoke in the past (and the present). Who knows what the future will bring. The book is a 2013 reprint.

Black Country Murders by Ian M Bott

£14.99Postage & packaging: £1.50

We all love a good murder, so this book should appeal to you all. This book features ten murders, most untold stories, unpublished since they first appeared in the newspapers of their day. Fully illustrated throughout.

Black Country Chronicles by Tom Larkin

£9.99Postage & packaging: £1.50

A fascinating, multi-faceted narrative of 20th century life in the Black Country. Tom, and many other members of the Black Country Memories Club have written about the way of life, sacrifices and hardships, as well as daily activities, so they are not forgotten for future generations. This is a valuable record of the reality of life.

Staffordshire Murders by Alan Hayhurst

£12.99Postage & packaging: £1.50

Murderous acts that shocked the county and made headline news throughout the nation. They include Palmer the Poisoner, murder on the canal, infanticide, a body in a gasometer, murder on Cannock Chase and much more.

Rowley Regis: A History by Edward Chitham

£15.99Postage & packaging: £1.50

Now part of Sandwell, for a long time it was a separate entity: a chapelry, a parish, a UDC and a borough. This hardback book explores the rural history of the area, describes how it became part of the West Midlands conurbation; much of the material is from the author's own research. This is the first full history of Rowley Regis to date.