Black Country Research
Black Country Research is a small organisation based,as the name suggests,in Walsall,England. We specialise in researching the history of all the football teams who made the history of Association football across the Midlands from the beginnings of organised matches (1860) until the start of World War One (1915), but mainly concentrating on the Victorian era. We combine the knowledge in our own 50 book library of football books written in the first half of the 20th century with on-line and on-site research in libraries and in the field. We have discovered the locations of dozens of forgotten or built-over old football grounds,and the colours and player history of nearly a hundred extinct teams.
We welcome an interest from other historians in an effort to extend this website and to share the knowledge with other students of the history of the game, especially across the Midlands of England during the reign of Queen Victoria.