Schools

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A Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration To Remember

SHAMROCK RECIPIENTS: Father William Rooney assisted by Altar-boy William Howe giving Shamrock to schoolchildren at St Patrick’s Church, Wolverhampton, this morning on the occasion of St Patrick’s Day 1949. The flag of St Patrick adorned the pulpit in St Patrick’s Church, Wolverhampton today as the large congregation attended High Mass in honour of Ireland’s patron saint. The Rev. Canon M.R.…

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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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The Boys Of Saint Peters School

These are school rooms belonging to the Collegiate Church, erected in Craddocks Walk, (later St Peters Walk) which led from the Churchyard, and ran down in between – at this time in the picture – the Retail Market Hall and the open patch and ended in North Street. The Schools attached to St Peters Church, were erected in 1847, at…

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Nemesis

No. 2 on the map – Albert Marston, Wellington Works North Street. During the last War they turned out thousands of hand grenades but prior to that they were Lock Manufacturers. To give you an idea how important a part they played in Wolverhampton commerce; it was claimed by them in 1961 that 10% of all new houses built in…

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Red Cross Street School

No matter what age you are, you never forget the place of your birth or your first school. Number 1 on our Map of North Street – Red Cross Street School. The headline above an article in the Express and Star from 1939 stated… CLASSROOM or FAIRYLAND?.. and it related to the fact that Wolverhamptons first Nursery School got underway…

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The Londes

I want to talk about a place called “The Londes”. Picture this place: Due to the building of the new Asda Supermarket, the re-building of the Molineux grounds, and the considerable extensions to the University Campus, the area where I spent my youth has been completely replaced by new buildings where students can stay, and also by their places of…