A blog about the history and nostalgia of Wolverhampton by local amateur historian… William Howe.

I decided to start this website so that I could share some of my memories of Wolverhampton with others, and see if there were people like me who enjoy talking about the People and Places that contributed to Wolverhampton's rich and colourful past.

The Howl is my blog section of the site, where I write articles that focus on taking a more personal look at the events that have shaped the town, and the people whose lives have been entwined with it throughout the last one hundred years or so.

Déjà Vu Perhaps ?

PIPERS ROW again on TRACK? – THE GRAND old TRAM is coming BACK Chapter one Breaking News February 2016. We have got huge concerns about plans released today for the extension of the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton.   The new £15 million line will run along Pipers Row and Railway Drive to link the St George’s stop with the train…

THE WOLVERHAMPTON INNER RING-ROAD – Is No Friend Of Mine!

The landscape of so many cities and towns throughout Britain has changed dramatically since the war especially the centres containing the streets with the various individual shops sitting side by side. Wolverhampton, for example, in the heart of the Midlands was never a classic picture postcard town. I suppose mainly through its industrial background, but it is a typical example…

Post 124 - Bilston's Blast From The Past

BILSTONS’ BLAST FROM THE PAST

A potted history of Bilston Steel Works. Gone today in 2015 But will never be Forgotten. Bilston Steel Works was situated at Spring Vale, Bilston.         Between 1866 and 1883 six new blast furnaces were built at Springvale. The furnaces were hand-fed and the molten iron was run off into pig beds. Despite the crude nature of…

Post 123 - Bilston's Jewel In The Crown

BILSTONS JEWEL IN THE CROWN

  Local Bilstonians pass this building today with hardly a second glance as it has just been an integral part of the High Street scene throughout their life times..     The Wars of the Roses would seem to mark the period of this ancient house, formerly the home of the De Mollesleys. and built by John De Mollesley who…

Post 122 Gone But Not Forgotten

ALL GONE – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

The landscape of so many cities and towns throughout Britain has changed dramatically since the war especially the centres containing the streets with the various individual shops sitting side by side. Wolverhampton, for example in the heart of the “Midlands’ was never a classic picture postcard town I suppose mainly through its industrial background, but it is a typical example…