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The Hidden Secret Of Graseley

Any idea were this large house stands? Approaching it from Lea Road in summer you would have no inkling of its presence, for huge beech trees and chestnuts obscure with their foliage its Strawberry Hill Gothic windows which from the  interior look out onto a snowfall of blossom and curving green lawn. This ancient homestead remains, on of the last,…

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On The Heath

It was a strange location, for our first station. Does anyone recall Old Heath town before the upheaval of the 1950′s  its   industrial heritage still intact, with its many Victorian terraces and courts, and the  three Churches offering solace to the working class folk that lived there. Wednesfield Heath blossomed thanks to coal mining and with the opening of the…

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Tettenhall A Place Of Wonder!

Tettenhall boasts a history second to none in Wolverhampton. A saxon settlement , the battle with the Vikings, the Wrottersleys, and later Telfords cutting through the rock. Many pictures exist of Tettenhall and the lower green which was once much bigger than it is today. Who as a child hasn’t visited this green and enjoyed a bag of crisps on…

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Call it Tripe!

The old cattle market for which Wolverhampton at one time was famous, was held from 1849 on a site adjoining the existing abattoir site in Cleveland Road. The market was held weekly for the sale of Horses and cattle, and in the earlier years of its existence was reputed to be, one of the largest and best attended, in the…

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The Bicycle Pioneers

It is safe to say the the name “Molyneux” is famous in every part of the World of Sport. It is surely synonymous with “soccer” at its best whatever the current fortunes of the Wolverhampton Wanderer’s side. But how many followers of the leather ball are aware that Molyneneux was originally the family name of one of the great Wolverhampton…

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A Hall Built For Purpose

In the 1921 copy of the Penn Parish Register in the list of houses to note it states: Foremost among the buildings is Penn Hall, an early Georgian house  which both in situation and appearance commands approval. A rather poor veiw of the house is given in Shaw’s history vol., It being then (1800) the property of Mrs Ellen Pershouse…

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How The Mighty Have Fallen

In the Victorian period this area along the Penn Road was were the wealthy people of the town built their grand houses, and today very few now survive in their original design. Muchall Grove is one of the many now existing only as care homes. and even in this guise it has an uncertain future as this article in the…