Tettenhall A Place Of Wonder!

Tettenhall boasts a history second to none in Wolverhampton. A saxon settlement , the battle with the Vikings, the Wrottersleys, and later Telfords cutting through the rock. Many pictures exist of Tettenhall and the lower green which was once much bigger than it is today. Who as a child hasn’t […]

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Tipton Disaster

  We all have our memories good and bad, the best of our memories are usually connected with our childhood when we longed to be grown up, – and paid no attention to grownups who told us to enjoy our youth – as these were the best years of our […]

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THEN and almost NOW

  Then In 1926, before the tram tracks were removed from Pipers Row, this would have been the view across Pipers Row awaiting the the patrons emerging from the “Barley Mow”. It shows the corner of Castle Street taken up by the Hardware Merchants Langley Shaw. Whose perimeter walls are […]

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A Grand Design

  The Grand Theatre the only surviving theatre in the Black Country today in 2013, designed by eminent architect Charles J. Phipps, and constructed by Wolverhampton builder Henry Gough in the splendid  location of new Lichfield Street, in 1894. It is today considered by many as the finest theatre in […]

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A Site for Sore Eyes

Now spectacles or glasses as they’re commonly known, have been a concern of mine for as long as I can remember. In the first instant my great , great grandfather William Howe appears in the 1835 edition of Pigot & Co’s Commercial Directory. as a Spectacle and Tobacco box maker […]

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Mouthing Off!

The terrible  treatment of the weaker sex across the World at the moment, which I abhor, is brought to us graphically every day through the news and media. Regarding this, the lines and title in this  my latest post may seem a bit derogatory. I can assure you this is […]

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