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Hello Billy

It’s nice to make the acquaintance of someone else from a Wolverhampton boatman’s family!

Thanks for posting that evocative photograph of the old Waggon & Horses pub. Is the new Waggon pub (the one that’s now been closed down?) built on the site of the old one?

According to one of the late 19th century Censuses, the Waggon would have been only a few doors away from where my family lived then.

Would I be correct in thinking that the sort of houses on Cannock Road in the mid- to late 19th century would have been of the ‘two-up two-down’ type of workers’ cottages/terrace houses?

My great-great grandparents were married at St Mary’s (now under the ring road) and most of their children were baptised there.

Best regards