Tag Archive for St.Peters Church

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The Markets

The original market place as you probably know was in High Green, which is now Queen Square; and was long a nuisance to the inhabitants and a great trial to the health of the Butchers, green-grocers etc, who possessed the stalls. So in 1848, the newly elected Town Council agreed that a new General Market Hall was necessary for the…

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Wholesale Destruction

After leaving school in 1952 I found employment with H.Goodhall Ltd, in the Wholesale Market in Wolverhampton as a groundsman and porter. I would say the first three years working here in the market (before a break for National Service) were the best three years of my working life. The hand bell that rang out daily at 3.00p.m. around St…

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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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A Wartime Memory Of Saint Peters Church

Now here in the 21st Century, I still feel close to St Peters. My forebears had already lived close by St Peters Church for over a century. When my parents married and settled in Nursery Street, in 1936; I was born there the following year. From our house No. 11, on the south side of Nursery Street the tower of…

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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…