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Susan Richmond refers to it as the “Berni Inn”. on Mark Walters post on Wolverhampton Past and Present.To me in the 1950’s it was known with affection simply as the T.H.

But here is a little more food for thought regarding this old Hostelry in North Street which Anne Williams correctly observed opened in 1874

L Civic 1874

As the plaque say’s built in 1874.

But what about the early days at the top of Tup Street (North Street)

In the mid 19th century close to The Market Place and High Green there were three licenced houses adjacent to each other. All three were named after animals of the Jungle.

It has been said Queen Victoria as a little girl in 1832, stopped of at the larger of the three, The Red Lion. with her mother the Duchess of Kent on route to Trentham.

And when this notable coaching inn a little later became redundant it was used by local Government for their meeting house, finally being replaced by a purposely built Town Hall in 1871, which still stands today.

At which time the old Beerhouse next door, on the corner of Blossoms Fold originally (The White Lion) was re-built, and re-named the “Town Hall Tavern”to compliment it

Little Civic once

“The Tiger” public house next door on its right was also rebuilt alongside it.

Unfortunately its original Victorian facade disappeared in the 1960’s.

Below the old cellar head.