Black Country Sound Bank

This resource will form part of what makes the Black Country unique - its dialect and the spoken word of its people.

To listen to the audio files on this page simple click on whichever file you want to listen to and it will automatically start to play on whichever media player you have on your computer.

To download a file "right click" on the link and choose the option "save target as", you can then download the file to listen to at your leisure.

Black Country Society History Day and 102.5FM The 'Bridge

On Saturday 18th October 2008 the Black Country Society, in partnership with the University of Birmingham once more held its annual Black Country History Day at the University. As on previous occasions the event, the third thus far, featured Guest Speakers from across a broad range of disciplines, all with a local flavour. Taking the floor this year were: 

  • Graham Fisher MBE ('More Miles than Venice' - the canals of Birmingham and the Black Country)
  • Sally Hoban (Arts and Crafts and the Pre-Raphaelites)
  • Keith Hodgkins (Civic Architecture of the Black Country)
  • Dr. Michael Hall (Francis Brett Young)

Following the event Guest Speaker Graham Fisher, who is also a broadcaster on 102.5 FM The 'Bridge, subsequently invited the three other speakers to be guests on his regular afternoon show Graham Fisher in conversation with ... to chat about their respective specialities and their experiences of the hugely successful History Day.

Graham has subsequently drawn all three of these three fascinating interviews together and they are now available to listen to again, free of charge, here on the Black Country Society website.

Graham Fisher (right) and Ned Williams (left) at the Black Country Society History Day.

To visit the 'Bridge radio station website - click HERE

Graham Fisher (right) and Ned Williams (left) at the Black Country Society History Day