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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 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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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…

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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…