Hello Jane. Yes I remember the McNally’s they were scattered all a round North Street . From the time they came from Ireland in the mid 1850’s until the 1950’s 60’s when the bulldozers moved in. You will find the name on early census’s from 1871 in Lawyers Field also Joseph Patrick was householder in In 1923 at No.5 Lawyers Field with Mary Ann at…[Read more]
Postcards from the past – Brickkiln Croft
It was confirmed today 31st May 2017, that The £55 million regeneration scheme for Westside in Wolverhampton will start in 2018.
This past 12 […]
Postcards from the past – Darlington Street
Crawford Wells the Sleep Shop, provides the backdrop for this summer scene offering bargains at their premises on the junction of School Street and W […]
On this day – February 14th, 1981.
£155,000 comeback for Lindy Lou.
Where the headlines in our local newspaper that evening.
Building takes 14 months to renovate
One of Wolverhampton’s oldest bui […]
Hi Terry I can’t seem to find a Chappel’s listed as builders in the directories I have. But I have seen quite a few photos of Birch Street circa 60’s and 70’s on The facebook group Wolverhampton in Old Photographs. Check that out Also join our facebook group Lost Wolverhampton there is a possibility of some help on there.
Thank you for getting in touch your post has brought back many fond memories for me I had many reasons for visiting the area around St Paul’s Church from the time just after the War
I remember the illegal bookmakers that frequented many of the back alleys, pubs and works at that time I also had many friends that used the local…[Read more]
On This Day – January, 6th 1970
This former “Smoke Belching Monster” was once part of the famed “Golden Arrow” service from London to Paris.
The train was travelling through Chapel Ash, on its way to The Lake […]
On this day – January, 4th 1967
The Montego Club in Whitmore Reans was investigated after reports of drug peddling and soliciting for prostitution.
The first multi-racial club in Whitmore Reans
The building […]
Billy wrote a new post, New Year 1904 – Wolverhampton’s First Number Plate 1 year, 10 months ago
The Motor Car Act 1903
The Motor Car Act 0f 1903 came into force on 1 January 1904.
This required all motor vehicles to enter an official vehicle register and to carry alphanumeric plates.
The Act came […]
ONE ROAD TO PARADISE
There was a time when my town of Wolverhampton belonged to the people and what bit of motorised traffic there was shared the roads and street with pedestrians in complete harmony, […]
Great stories Billy, worth the wait. I also helped the milkman on a Saturday morning and sometimes in the school hols. He only used to give us a few bob but we felt like kings with money in our pocket. I loved jumping on and off the float whilst it was still moving, everything was done at a trot, to get finished I suppose. I can still remember him telling me if you trip-up, whether the bottles were full or empty, make sure you throw them away from yourself don’t try to save them. In our house it was always “Sterra” for your tea and “Pass” for your porridge, I’ve seen people drinking bottles of “Sterra” but I don’t know how…
Thank you for the comment Malcom – Sorry to say I don’t recall any of the names probably because I may have been at the dairy long before the people you mention.
But nevertheless it may stir memories for other members. Please keep in touch.
Billy wrote a new post, “HOWE’S LIFE” -Part Three MEMORIES OF A 40’s CHILD 2 years, 2 months ago
THE LONG JOURNEY HOME
Now I’ve never been over fond of the eastern side of town, Heath Town and Wednesfield in particular, and perhaps the reason for this stems back from a tiresome day spen […]
“There used to be a playground” in the shadow of St Peter’s.
As I said in part one; my long journey through life started above the “Londes” in a Victorian built terraced house in Nursery Street.
In 193 […]
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