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    Mark Cooper
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    Just to advise members that after much searching we have found the Plaque

    commemorating 150 years of locomotive building in the City. Yes, it was there

    all the time, hidden in the carpark of Eurofit Stafford Road/Gorsebrook Road

    I can send in photos if required (when I can figure out how to do it). The request? came from Michael Webb, volunteer at Bantock House, who’s

    grandfather worked at the Great Western Works. So, Michael, here is your

    story.? It’s in the carpark with a “Wheelset”? – a set of railway carriage

    wheels.

    While on the subject of lost history, I can report that Mr Aaron Gill has

    started a campaign to “SAVE ST. LUKE’S CHURCH, BLAKENHALL” from

    the ravages of time and maintenance by the C of E, those interested in saving this beautiful church for future generations, please google “Save St. Luke’s

    on the 38 degrees website and add your name. So far 1400 people have decided to sign this online petition which has been supported by Pat McFadden MP,? Wolverhampton Civic Historical Society, several councillors,

    the City Council and residends of Blakenhall and Goldthorn area. All are

    welcome to sign, it cost nothing and may well save this glorious building

    which was built in the?1860’s and closed in 2009.? There are some amazing

    photos on the website.? The church was the original home of the “Wolves F.C. “? and has a plaque outside to commemorate the occasion. Justin Welby

    has intervened and the Archdeacon of Lichfield has said it will not be demolished because of the local interest.

    Niphon Works is another at risk building together with Dudley Road School

    so be vigilant, keep your eyes peeled and SIGN THE PETITION before it is

    too late.? Thanks to Aaron Gill for his campaign and all the good work he has

    put in.

    MarktheArcher

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