Matters of the Art

In the early 1950’s, my  friend John Neave started as a student printer at the Wolverhampton School of Art; situated then, in the basement of the Art Gallery, under the supervision of John Mills a Liverpudlian – a  Letter press teacher. John holds fond memories of a fellow teacher at the […]

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Fred In The Shed

I was searching through my collection of local photographs the other evening when I came across this award winning study of the Black Country’s violin-playing tramp Harold Thompson. A classic image of the region. It was taken in 1961 by the late Express & Star photographer Peter Garland. The picture […]

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The Later Hero Policeman

This photo appeared on Tuesday 6th December in the Express & Stars MEMORY LANE – by Toby Neal. Obviously like the many young employees at the Star these days who haven’t the time to spend researching the history of these photo’s, Toby hadn’t realised the significance of this scene the […]

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Postcards of the beautiful game.

Picture Postcards Record Past Heroes of the Beautiful Game. A small feature in the Express and Star on Saturday the eleventh of February 2012, written by Mark Andrews, featured a collection of postcards regarding the “Crooked House’ Pub in Himley at the turn of the century. Mark said, rightfully so, […]

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Arthur Arrowsmith

He was a shining light for old Wufflers in the dark days just after the war and Wolverhampton’s legacy was certainly enriched by Express and Star artist Arthur Arrowsmith for it was he who gave us priceless works of art for the price of a three halfpenny newspaper. And it […]

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