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Specks On A Dusty Road – Part One

Of the many who indulge in recalling their reminiscences, there are two classes, those who inflict cold, bare stodgy dry facts upon a long-suffering public, and those who have the happy knack of carefully sifting out those incidents that make entreating copy - I have always believed I belong in the latter category. Over these next few weeks on our reborn…

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Lawyers Field – Deanery Row – Prospect Place – Fender Row

These are truly historic names, now long gone, that for me and for many others conjure up a picture of happy memories which most of us today visualise  through rose-coloured glasses. But in reality if you had seen the living accommodation around Prospect Place in the years between the wars, you wouldn’t have thought  there would have been much prospect…

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A Fox Of A Different Colour

The Old Fox’s Lament Remember St Paul’s,  On that  old  road to Penn. And  those little shops that stood opposite; then. Now a long time gone; cause, they needed the ground. But that  cunning Old Fox managed to stay around. Well they’ve trapped the Old Fox in his final disguise. Now this sly lone survivor awaits his demise. The landmark…

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Chapel Ash Today, Looks Sad And Tired

But once upon a time it was twice in-spired! Advert – “NOW 1879-80 – Charles Clark coach and carriage builder Chapel Ash.” Chapel Ash was well established on this main arterial route, through Wolverhampton, as a fine residential and commercial centre, when the above Advert appeared in ‘Stevens Directory’, which listed all commercial businesses in the Town at the time.…

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The Elephant Never Forgets

Query Corner “Hello Billy, I found your email address on your blog – which I stumbled across by accident. I moved from Wolverhampton more than thirty years ago but often look at the City websites to keep up-to-date. For many years, I have been trying to find someone with knowledge of the Stafford Street area of Wolverhampton. For some years…

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A Man Of Wolverhampton

Who, in Wolverhampton over the age of 60, has not heard the name of Bert Adey, a sportsman and popular licensee of a once equally known William Butler’s house; the ‘Pear Tree’? Showing some early foresight At the end of the Great War , when making his name as a boxer Bert Adey had ambitions to become a licensee, and…